Gadiara is a very nice weekend tourist spot, located in the meeting point of River Hooghly, River Damodar and River Rupnarayan. The rivers meet here to form a huge expanse of waterbody with towns like Haldia, Geonkhali and Nurpur on their banks. The twinkling lights of these towns viewed from here across the river in the evening is a great experience. If you are seeking to spend an idle weekend watching the boats passing by and the sun setting on the river, then Gadiara can be your choice. Here, you can enjoy fresh and really good Bengali food, river cruising, hotel with swimming pool and village walks during your stay. Gadiara is a perfect weekend rejuvenating experience for anyone. BOOKING DETAILS OF GADIARA
Places to see in Gadiara: You can still seem some ruins of an old fort built during the rule of Lord Clive mostly submerged in the river. You can also take a boat ride to the other side of the river to another tourist spot called Geonkhali.
Nearby attractions in Gadiara: The major nearby attraction is Garchumuk. You can also visit nearby Geonkhali by crossing the river by regular ferry service..
Things to do in Gadiara: Savor the spectacular sunrise and sunset over the vast expanse of water. Take a walk along the riverside and spend some quality time taking a boat ride on the river. Idling along the river bank and taking lazy village walks are the best things to do here.
How to reach Gadiara: You can drive to Bagnan and then take left. Cross the level crossing and head towards Shyampur to reach the destination. Gadiara is 8 kms from Shyampur and 33 kms from Bagnan. If you are driving along the Durgapur Expressway from Kolkata, then it will take around 1 hr to reach Bagnan from Kolkata. If you want to avail train services, then board a local train from Howrah heading to Kolaghat, Mecheda, Panskura or Kharagpur that will drop you at Bagnan Station. You can catch a bus from Bagnan to Shyampur. You would get auto rickshaws from Shyampur to Gadiara. There are also direct CSTC buses leaving Kolkata from Dalhousie (Esplanade) – opposite to KC Das Sweet shop for Gadiara. The first bus leaves Esplanade around 5:30 am and the last CSTC bus leaves Gadiara at around 4:00 pm. There is another way of reaching Gadiara through ferry services from Nurpur. There are direct buses from Esplanade to Nurpur too.
Best time to visit Gadiara: You can visit Gadiara any time of the year. The evenings are usually cool with winds flowing over the river.
Lodging and dining facilities in Gadiara: There are different types of hotels and guesthouses in Gadiara. However, only few are equipped enough to keep family guests. Most of the hotels in Gadiara face the river and some are located near the bus stop while others are located in seclusion amidst nature beside the river. You would get rooms according to your preference and budget starting from basic rooms to Deluxe AC rooms. Our family hotel in Gadiara has a nice lawn, garden, swimming pool, pond, car parking and face the river. The rooms have river-facing balconies, televisions, Air Conditioning, hot water geysers, 24-hr electricity, nice comfy beds and all other facilities required for a comfortable stay. Food is essentially Bengali cuisine and served hot and fresh to the guests in the Dining Hall. Some guesthouses even have vegetable gardens from where guests can pick fresh vegetables and get it cooked.