Raichak in a glance :
Raichak is a small town in Diamond Harbour II CD Block in South 24 Parganas district of the Indian state of West Bengal. It is located on the bank of the Hooghly river, some 50 km south of Kolkata. It is about 15 km from Diamond Harbour. Here are a few places to visit in Raichak.
Aashram of Ramakrishna Mission :
Located near the Diamond Harbour on the banks of Hooghly River, this ashram is a very popular location among the local devotees. The serene setting adds to its beauty.
Chingrihkali Fort :
Another destination by the Diamond Harbour, this fort was built by the Portuguese, but is in ruins today. Even then the fort is a stunning site to catch, especially on a windy day. You can also see the river stretched across in the backdrop.
Diamond Harbour :
Diamond Harbour is built on the point where Hooghly River meets the Bay of Bengal. Very popular and even more stunning, the harbor, coupled with its pleasant and mildly humid weather and beach like setting is the perfect place to spend the day.
Joynagar is very close to the Diamond Harbour. In addition to a flourishing local market selling handicrafts, Joynagar is popular for housing many manuscripts, figurines and black stone images of many gods.
River Hooghly :
The town of Raichak began prospering because it served as an important trade link from river Hooghly back in the old days. Now this river has popularized the entire place all across the country.
The Raichak fort :
The Raichak fort continues to be one of the most beautiful forts in all of India, especially after its restoration a few years back. The fort was originally built back in the colonial rule for keeping a watch over River Hooghly.
What to eat in Raichak : Eating out in Raichak can be quite an experience. There are numerous options, both for fine dining and street food. There are many small food vendors in the market places for cheap, quick snacks, while the restaurants offer high end dining experiences. The most famous Bengali dish of the place is the Hilsa Machli, while even continental food is easy to find.