Raichak is a town that is situated in the South 24 Parganas district of the state of West Bengal. The place is located along the banks of the River Hooghly. The Raichak Fort is the main tourist spot in the place. The fort has now been converted into a hotel and it has a stunning view of the river Hooghly. There are a few items of historical interest that can be seen in the fort and these include a grand piano, swords and numerous perfume bottles. It is also possible to take a ferry ride across the river to Kukhrahati or Gadiara. Boats and ferries are available from Raichak Jetty and Nurpur Jetty.
Diamond Harbor is a popular tourist place that is located around 15 kilometers away. The place has a lighthouse, which is worth the visit. The ruins of an Old Portuguese Fort can also be seen in the area. You can also see a large statue of Buddha in the town and this might be worth visiting. The town of Raichak is also known for its cuisine and this is worth sampling. There are a few places along the river where you can witness sunsets as well.
Summer: 26 to 38 C
Winter: 16 to 28 C
Sep - Apr
Getting to Raichak
The Kolkata Airport serves the town and if you are planning to travel by air, this is the most suitable option. The airport has an international terminal and has excellent connectivity to several places such as Dubai, Singapore, Frankfurt, Paro, Bangkok and Dhaka. Many airline operators offer services from cities such as Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Guwahati, New Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmadabad, Shillong, Goa, Jaipur, Pune, Dibrugarh and Lucknow. You can opt for a taxi from the airport to reach the town of Raichak.
The Howrah station is situated at a distance of around 65 kilometers and it is well connected to places such as Chennai, Mumbai and New Delhi.
The town is situated around 50 kilometers from the city of Kolkata, and is well connected by road.