WEEKEND GETAWAY TO GARCHUMUK - GADIARA
About Garchumuk :
Garchumuk is an ideal weekend destination located in the Howrah district of West Bengal. It is a popular picnic spot too. The place is situated at the confluence of River Hooghly and River Damodar offering a beautiful view of the two rivers. Hundreds of visitors flock to Garchumuk to view the spectacular barrage called Atanna Gate (58 No. Gate) where 58 lock gates have been built. The Deer Park at Garchumuk is an added attraction. One can also go for a boat ride in the River Damodar.
How to reach :
You can reach Uluberia from Howrah by train. From there buses are running to Garchumuk. Apart from this Garchumuk can be reached from Kolkata by bus. You can board Gadiara bound buses from Esplanade bus terminus and disembark at Atanna Gate.
About Gadiara :
Barely 90 kilometers away from Kolkata, Gadiara is famous for its confluence of two rivers – Damodar and Rupnarayan. 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
During the early 18th century, when the British rule in India had already gained strong ground, Gadiara was notorious for river pirates who often looted and plundered the surrounding regions. So, in order to guard the entrance the British General Lord Robert Clive built a fort. Popularly known as the Fort Mornington, today the structure is in ruins after a devastating flood that raged the area way back in 1942. These ruins are visible during low tide and during high tides the ruins are completely submerged..
How to reach :
If you are planning to stay over for a day or two, tourist lodges are available. West Bengal government’s Rupnarayan Tourist Lodge is the best option available.
Day 1 : Garchumuk
At your arrival in Garchumuk have breakfast and start your expedition with visiting 58 Gates (barrage), boating in Damodar river and deer park. After lunch , proceed towards Gadiara. Enjoy the panoramic view of sunset on the wide river and take a stroll by the river bank. Night stay at the hotel (Gadiara).
Day 2 : Gadiara
Start your day with a serene view of sunrise over the confluence of Damodar and Rupnarayan rivers. You can enjoy village walks and of course boating across the river to Geonkhali and Nurpur.
From Geonkhali, you can visit the Mahishadal Rajbari.
From Nurpur, you can visit another tourist attraction, Diamond Harbour.
Lunch at Gadiara/Geonkhali.
Return journey towards Kolkata.
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