Dhuturdaha is a serene village located just 51 km from Kolkata. The place is dotted with endless fishing lakes (bheri), vegetable gardens, ponds, palm trees, mango groves, and local temples. Here you will experience different shades of village life. This spot is ideal for stress removal after a whole week of hard labour in your workplace. The vast endless sky touches the green horizon here. Enjoy a get together with your family and friends beside the pond, or do some fishing in the lakes. Dip your tired legs in the cool water of the pond and you will feel completely relaxed. Dhuturdaha is not only a remote village without daily facilities. Some of the best resorts in Kolkata are located here with AC rooms, swimming pools, landscaped gardens, dining halls, conference rooms, gazebos within water and all other amenities which makes life comfortable. Dhuturdaha is a perfect blend of ethnic charm with modern facilities.
Places to see at Dhuturdaha: The main attraction of Dhuturdaha is the numerous fishing lakes. These lakes stretch as far as you can see over the horizon. The village is dotted with vegetable gardens blooming with all types of vegetables from cabbages and cauliflowers to ladies fingers. You can also visit the local temple under the shadows of a Peepal tree or watch the local women sifting rice under the wood-plaque (Dheki). Village life is Dhuturdaha’s main attraction – ducks puddling around in ponds, farmers ploughing their fields, fisherman casting their nets and the local shopkeeper selling groceries.
Nearby attractions of Dhuturdaha: The nearby destination Malancha is just 15 km from Dhuturdaha. This small town has one of the biggest Fish Markets in West Bengal. At Malancha you would see the mighty Icchamati River meeting the Vidyadhari River. You can also stop over the bridge over Vidyadhari River and enjoy the sunset. This side of the riverbank is dotted with brick kilns and their towering chimneys line up the riverbank for miles – it’s an amazing sight. On the way to Dhuturdaha from Kolkata, you would come across Ghusighata Lock gate, where few local canals meet – this is nice stopover too.
Things to do at Dhuturdaha: The best thing you can do here is to watch the slices of village life pass around you. You can do casual birdwatching of some local birds around Dhururdaha and walk around the fringes of the fish lakes. You can also enjoy boating within the resort and try your hand in fishing. You can also play outdoor games in the nearby fields and take long village walks. If you are planning to stay a little longer, then try to visit Malancha. You can watch the sunset over the Bidyadhari River from here or take a country boat to cross over to Chaital on the other side. A visit to a nearby brick kiln can also be a nice experience. There is one more thing you can do – if you love eating fish. You can stop at Malancha’s Fish market to buy some freshly caught fish at great prices while returning from Dhuturdaha.
How to go ?
If you are going by car, then you have to take Basanti Highway from Science City and reach Minakha. From Minakha, you can take the road going right to Dhuturdaha. All Buses connecting Malancha from Kolkata will cross Minakha. You have to get down at Minakha and take a local Auto Rickshaw to Dhuturdaha.
Where to stay ?
Dhuturdaha has a number of luxury, ethnic and budget resorts with facilities for accommodating guests. You can stay overnight or visit the place for a day trip or picnic. The resorts have all the facilities for supporting corporate picnics, family getaways and individual nature lovers. The spacious Double Bed AC rooms of the resorts have attached western bathrooms, period furniture, television and minibars. The resorts at Dhuturdaha are well equipped with swimming pools, conference rooms, boating facilities, angling facilities, lawns, dining halls, kitchens for picnic groups, spacious dining halls, landscaped gardens, parking lots and children’s parks. The resorts are available for day picnic groups as well as for individual guests who want to stay overnight.
Few options are:
The Pacific Resort: 9830985968
Shilla Villa Resort:9836229187, 9830163896
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