Raypur, is a riverside destination located across the green paddy fields from the city’s heart on the banks of mighty Ganges. Here, you can spend absolute idle time watching the vast endless skies meeting the river over the horizon. Numerous country boats and the ships criss-cross the river everyday. You can take a ferry ride across the Ganges, make a visit to the local temple in the evening, check some local tidbit in the village market, take a stroll in the village and spend the evening watching the sun go down.
Places to see at Raypur: The mighty Ganges River is the main attraction at Raypur. Here, the river takes a bend and gives a panoramic view of the horizon. You would also find a pier sticking out to the river to moor ships and boats. A water-treatment plant, the riverside road, the surrounding villages and local tea shops filled with gossiping folks gives a perfect ambience to idle away your day.
Nearby attractions of Raypur: A ferry ride to the other side of the river to Uluberia is worth enjoying. There is a local Radhakrishna Temple where you can visit in the evenings. One of the largest water treatment plants is also located nearby. The local Panchayat has also beautified a children’s park beside the river, where you can sit in the Ghat or on quay and watch the boats passing by.
Things to do at Raypur: You can take a village walk in the nearby villages to witness farmers ploughing their fields, local shopkeeper selling groceries and fisherman casting their nets. You can take a long walk along the riverside and visit the local temple during evening Aarti. However, the best thing to do at Raypur is to sit beside the mighty Ganges and witness its changing colours, the passing boats.
Best time to visit Raypur: Raypur can be visited any time of the year. The monsoons bring in the rolling dark clouds across the river’s horizon, the winters bring sparkling weather and the summers are washed with cool river winds giving Raypur relief from the scorching heat.
How to go ?
Raypur is around 35 km from Kolkata near Budge Budge. It is well connected by railways as well as public bus services. If you are going by train, then the most suitable Railway Station would be Budge Budge. From Budge Budge, you can take any local shared vehicle like auto rickshaws to Birlapur and then to Raypur. There are few bus services which directly go to Raypur from Babughat.
Where to stay ?
You can stay at resort River Side Holiday Inn
Website : www.riversideholidayinn.net
Booking Office : 257 Kalitala Link Road, North Purbachal, Kolkata – 700 078
Thana – Kasba, Near – E. M. Bye Pass, Spencer’s.
Hotel Address : Vill. Madhya Raipur, P. S. Nodakhali, P. O. Dakshin Raypur, Dist – 24 Pgs.(S), Pin No – 743 318
Phone No : +91- 033 2484 1189, 2480 6022
Mobile No : +91-7278271313, 8697802875, 9038098506, 9038098509