Barely 90 kilometers away from Kolkata, is Gadiara famous for its confluence of two rivers - Damodar and Rupnarayan. Savor the spectacular sunrise and sunset over the vast expanse of water. Take a walk along the riverside and spend some quality time taking a boat ride on the river
During the early 18th century, when the British rule in India had already gained strong ground, Gadiara was notorious for river pirates who often looted and plundered the surrounding regions. So, in order to guard the entrance the British General Lord Robert Clive built a fort. Popularly known as the Fort Mornington, today the structure is in ruins after a devastating flood that raged the area way back in 1942. These ruins are visible during low tide and during high tides the ruins are completely submerged..
Getting to Gadiara
Buses ply regularly from Sealdah and Esplanade. You can also drive down to Gadiara; the location can be reached maximum within 2 hours' time. If you are planning to stay over for a day or two, tourist lodges are available. West Bengal government's Rupnarayan Tourist Lodge is the best option available.