If you are searching for a nice riverside destination near Kolkata to de-stress yourself after a whole week of slogging in your workplace, then Raypur Budge Budge would be an ideal choice. An hour’s comfortable drive across the green paddy fields from the city’s heart would take you to this beautiful destination on the banks of the mighty Ganges.
Here, you can just relax in our swimming pool, watch the vast endless skies meeting the river over the horizon, count the country boats and the ships crisscrossing the river, take a ferry ride across the Ganges, visit a local temple in the evening, check some local tidbit in the village market, take a village walk, enjoy a lipsmacking barbecue and spend the evening watching the sun go down.
Lodging and dining facilities in Raypur Resort
As of now, there are 02 Deluxe Double bed AC rooms, 01 Super Deluxe Double bed AC room and 02 Deluxe Double Bed AC cottages in our riverside resort to accommodate the guests. All our rooms are decked with modern amenities like attached western bathrooms with hot-water geysers, television and panoramic views of the mighty Ganges from rooms and the balconies. The resort at Raypur are well equipped with a swimming pool, banquet halls, children’s park, lawns, multi-cuisine restaurant, spacious dining halls, landscaped gardens and parking lots. The resort is available for day picnic groups, conferences as well as for individual guests who want to stay overnight
Things to do in Raypur Budge Budge
You can take a village walk in the nearby villages to witness farmers ploughing their fields, take a boatride over River Ganga, local shopkeeper selling groceries and fisherman casting their nets. You can take a long walk along the riverside and visit the local temple during evening Aarti. If you are not that inclined to nature and want to spend quality time with your family, in the winters you can enjoy an evening around a campfire relax with your family in a reclining chair with the cold gentle breeze blowing from the river or by taking a dip in the cold water of the swimming pool. However, the best thing to do at Raypur is to sit beside the mighty Ganges and witness its changing colours, the passing boats.
How to reach Raypur Budge Budge
Raypur is around 35 kms from Kolkata near Budge Budge. It is well connected by railways as well as public bus services. If you are going by train, then the most suitable Railway Station would be Budge Budge. From Budge Budge, you can take any local shared vehicle like auto rickshaws to Birlapur and then to Raypur. There are few bus services which directly go to Raypur from Babughat.
Best time to visit Raypur Budge Budge
Raypur can be visited anytime of the year. The monsoons bring in the rolling dark clouds across the river’s horizon, the winters bring sparkling weather and the summers are washed with cool river winds giving Raypur relief from the scorching heat.
Places to see in Raypur Budge Budge
The main attraction of Raypur is the sunset over mighty Ganges River. Here, the river takes a bend and gives a panoramic view of the horizon. You would also find a pier sticking out to the river to moor ships and boats. A water-treatment plant, the riverside road, the surrounding villages and local tea shops filled with gossiping folks gives a perfect ambience to idle away your day.
Attractions around Raypur
You can take a ferry ride to the other side of the river to Uluberia. There is a local Radhakrishna Temple where you can visit in the evenings. One of the largest water treatment plants is also located nearby. The local Panchayat has also beautified a children’s park beside the river, where you can sit in the Ghat or on quay and watch the boats passing by. You can also visit Bawali.