Diamond Harbour located in the Southern suburbs of Kolkata is an exciting day out or a weekend tour. You will be amazed to locate this charming destination within such a short reach from Kolkata (50 km), ideal for a leisure trip. The site is located close to the deltaic region of the city. Formerly known as Hajipur, Diamond Harbour is actually located at a point where River Ganges takes a southward turn to converge with the sea. On the other side is the industrial town of Haldia and the road skirting its way keeping the mighty Ganges on its side is just awesome. BOOKING DETAILS OF DIAMOND HARBOUR
Places to see in Diamond Harbour: Earlier, Diamond Harbour was frequented by the Portuguese pirates. Thus, the site features some ruins associated with the pirates, the most notable being the remnants of the Chingrikhali Fort, built in the 16th century. According to the locals, the fort was inhabited by the Portuguese pirates. Tourists also visit the Sarisha Ramkrishna Mission Ashram, another prominent highlight of the site. Diamond Harbour also houses an age-old lighthouse, which is also a major tourist attraction. However, the best thing to do in Diamond Harbour is to sit beside the river and watch the passing boats.
Nearby attractions around Diamond Harbour: Since you can complete your sightseeing of Diamond Harbour in a single day, you can make plans to visit the neighbouring township of the site, called Joynagar. The place is renowned for housing some important manuscript and stone idols of Lord Mahavira, Lord Buddha and Lord Vishnu. You can also organize trips to the nearby destinations of Bakkhali, Raidighi, Gangasagar and Kakdwip from Diamond Harbor.
Things to do in Diamond Harbour: Diamond harbor admired with the serene riverside is an ideal picnic spot. Shrouded with tranquility the place is also ideal for rejuvenation, away from the hustle and bustle of the city life. You can enjoy a leisure walk along the riverside, savoring the panoramic view offered by the small boats and large vessels passing by. The unpolluted pleasant breeze will enchant your mind and soul. However, the best activity offered by Diamond Harbour is the exquisite boat tours by locals, which are truly memorable. You can also take a ferry ride to Haldia.
How to reach Diamond Harbour: It hardly takes two hours to reach Diamond Harbor from Kolkata by car or bus. You can also board train, running to Diamond Harbour from Sealdah Railway Station.
Best time to visit Diamond Harbour: Diamond Harbor attracts most of the tourists all round the year, to savor the scenic beauty of the destination.
Lodging and dining facilities in Diamond Harbour: Our riverside accommodation in Diamond Harbour is truly the best and coziest family-friendly accommodation located on the Ganges. A lovely lush lawn, a swimming pool and some beautiful garden benches overlooking the river would help you to unwind your stress. Other facilities in our hotel includes 24 hours power backup, children’s park, multi-cuisine restaurant, bar, gym, drivers’ rest room and a soundproof conference hall with all facilities to support your company’s meetings. Being our Preferred Property, we offer a discount too in this beautiful hotel on the Ganges.