Asannagar is a beautiful riverside village, which has recently become one of the best places to de-stress yourself after a week of hectic work in the office. You can spend your weekend simply boating on the Jhor River, reading some great books, telling stories to the village children and visiting some local attractions like the 300-year-old Maharaja Krishnachandra’s Palace, ISKCON headquarters at Mayapur, the Shiva Temple at Shibnibas and the birthplace of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu at Nabadwip. Few things, which have already started vanishing from our complex urban lives like fresh Khejurer Ras (Date Palm juice), Hansher Ghar (Duck house), Dheki (rice husker) can still be seen at Asannagar village. BOOKING DETAILS OF ASANNAGAR
Places to see at Asannagar village: Our rural stay at Asannagar overlooks the Jhor Rivulet on one side and paddy and mustard fields stretch as far as your eye can meet on the other side. The temple town of Shib Nibash is located around 09 kms from here. At Shibnibas, guests can visit the two Shiva temples along with a Ram Sita temple and the ruins of Maharaja Krishnachandra’s Palace all built between 1728 AD and 1782 AD. Paglakhali, which is another very popular Shiva temple built in the shadows of a huge tree on the riverbank is around 10 kms from Asannagar. Every Mondays and Thursdays, a huge village fair takes place at Paglakhali. Another interesting sight just 09 kms from Asannagar is Akkhay Bat Tala, where a ‘centuries-old’ Banyan tree has grown over to cover few hundred yards on all sides.
Nearby Attractions of Asannagar village: The famous Krishnanagar Church built in 1855 AD and Rajbari (Royal Palace) is around 12 kms from Asannagar. The little village of Ghurni, which is around 14 kms from Asannagar is famous for its potters and clay artists who create mater pieces in clay. Here, you would find simple clay toys as well as terracotta jewelry, idols of Gods and Godesses and even massive statues of India’s famous personalities. The famous temple town and birthplace of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu at Nabadwip and the headquarters of ISKCON – Mayapur is also located within 28 kms from Asannagar.
Things to do in Asannagar village: Take a village walk in the paddy fields and chase the ducks to the puddle. You can also take a boat ride in the Jhor Rivulet during the rainy season. But the best thing to do in Asannagar is to become a part of the village life. You can take long walks taking to the edges of paddy fields, do some fishing, try out Khejur Ras (Date Palm juice) early mornings, do some campfire in the evenings and simply de-stress in the weekend. If bird watching is your hobby, then the early mornings of Asan nagar can yield some nice surprises for you.
How to reach Asannagar village: If you are taking to the road, then drive on NH34 to reach Ranaghat. From Ranaghat, you can take SH11 and take right from Badkulla to bypass Krishnanagar City and reach Asannagar via Chitrashali. The nearest rail heads to Asannagar is Krishnanagar and Majhdia Stations.
Best time to visit Asannagar village: You can visit Asannagar anytime of the year. The monsoons bring the rolling dark clouds over the horizon and the winters give a sparkling weather just fine for your long walks across the Mustard Fields.
Lodging and Dining facilities at Asannagar village: Presently, there are five rooms in our rural home stay at Asannagar. Located beside the Jhor Rivulet overlooking the paddy fields and gardens, these spacious Double Bed ethnic designed rooms are equipped with all modern facilities like electricity and attached western bathrooms with 24-hrs hot water. You would also have a veranda to access from your rooms, which offers views of the surrounding greenery and the Jhor Rivulet. There is a separate dining area and a kitchen for the guests. There are two Non AC rooms on the ground floor, two AC rooms on the First Floor and another cozy Non AC Double Bedroom on the Second floor. Food is essentially traditional Bengali cuisine and most of the produces are organic and locally procured.