Garchumuk is situated on the Howrah district of West Bengal at the intersection of River Hooghly and River Damodar. The spectacular view of the Ganges makes the place a popular tourist destination that is perfect for a weekend trip. The scenic beauty of the location is increased by the rivers Damodar and Hoogly.
Places to see at Garchumuk: The beautiful barrage, popularly called 58 No. gate or Atanna Gate is the prime attraction of Garchumuk. It is the gate consisting of 58 lock gates. Visitors flock at the site to view this extensive barrage. Garchumuk also features a nice deer park. You can also spot irrigational canals connecting the rivers Damodar and Hooghly. Above all, it is the breathtaking natural beauty of the river Ganges and its surroundings that fascinate the visitors.
Nearby attractions around Garchumuk: Gadiara located at a distance of 22 km is a major tourist attraction from Garchumuk. It is also a popular picnic spot.
Things to do at Garchumuk: Garchumuk is an ideal picnic spot for the tourists amidst the natural splendour. There are also provisions of boat riding on the river Hooghly at Garchumuk. You can also explore the region, preferably in groups.
Best time to visit Garchumuk: Garchumuk is ideal to visit round the year.
How to go ?
You can avail a number of options to reach Garchumuk. Trains are available from Howrah, which takes around 45 minutes to reach Uluberia. From Uluberia, you will find jeep, bus, ambassador and trekker to reach Garchumuk.
Garchumuk is located at a distance of 60 kms from Esplanade and takes around 2.5 hours to reach the destination. Avail a bus heading to Gadiara from Esplanade, and drop down at the 58 No gate stop. You can also drive along the Bombay road to Uluberia and then take the local road to reach Garchumuk.
Where to stay ?
Lodging and dining facilities are provided by two Bungalows, run by the Howrah Zilla Parishad. Among the two bungalows, the newly built is situated in close proximity to the confluence of the rivers Damodar and Hooghly. For booking details you may contact:
Zilla Parisad Bhawan, Howrah: +91-033-26384633, 26384634
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