Raichak has developed as a weekend destination lately and is only a drive away from Kolkata. Savour the spectacular view of the river Ganges and the 18th century Radisson Fort or the Raichak Fort. This small and scenic town of Raichak is located in the South 24 Parganas District of West Bengal. This attractive destination is located on the bank of River Hooghly, and is 15 km from Diamond Harbour and 50 km from Kolkata and acts as a connecting link between Haldia and Kolkata.
Places to see at Raichak: The prime tourist attraction of the region is the Raichak Fort, which was built by the British East India Company in the year 1783. However, post-independence the fort was in deplorable condition, which was undertaken by the Carlton Group of Hotels and the Bengal Ambuja Group in the late nineties and was transformed into a deluxe resort – Radisson Fort. Though entry at the site is restricted only for the guests, but you can highly savour the wonderful sight of the resort. The hotel also treasures some memorabilia of the British period, which include a clock, a grand piano, perfume bottles and swords. You can also visit the port city of Haldia situated on the other side of the river Hooghly.
Nearby attractions around Raichak: For exploring further organize an exciting trip to Diamond Harbour, 15 km from Raichak. Diamond Harbour used to be a bustling port of the British, where you can still find large ocean vessels. Tourists are truly amazed by the natural beauty of the place. The site also houses the ruins of an ancient Portugese Fort called Chingrihkali Fort, known as the refuge of the Portugese pirates. You can also spot a lighthouse at the site. Many tourists also visit the Ashram of Sharisha Ramakrishna Mission located here. You can also enjoy a tour in the neighbouring township of Joynagar or visit nearby Gadiara.
Things to do at Raichak: Enjoy the scenic beauty of Raichak and the spectacular sunset on the river Hooghly. The ferry rides or the boat rides from the Raichak Jetty and Nupur Jetty to Gadiara or Kukhrahati is truly exciting. Relish the scrumptious Bengali cuisines available at Raichak. In visiting Diamond Harbour you can also book a day long river cruise trip.
Best time to visit Raichak: The ideal time of visiting Raichak is during the period between October and March, when the temperature drops down and becomes pleasant.
How to go ?
Raichak lies at a driving distance from Kolkata. You should drive down the Diamond Harbour Road from Behala in southern Kolkata to reach Sarisha in about 30 mins and take a right turn just before Diamond Harbour. Raichak is another 5 km from here.
Where to stay ?
To reserve a room at Raichak fort you may contact:
Ph. : +91 33 4040 4040
Another option is
The Ganga Kutir: +91 3174 275632/33
Note : Phone numbers given above are according to the information available with us. If you find any contact number/s given above is/are incorrect or not in use, please let us know.