Diamond Harbour of West Bengal
Actually Diamond Harbour is a small town in Kolkata which is located near river Ganges. It is located just before the point where Ganges river is touching the sea water. It stands in delta region.
The city named Diamond Harbour is very much popular in Kolkata and Diamond city is very popular resort in the whole city. This is located 48 km far from Kolkata. The name is derived by the Britishers cause they have ruled here for many years.
Places to Visit Near Diamond Harbour
Tourists are mostly come to see the river cruises of Diamond Harbour. Many pilgrim centers also available in the city such as Sharisha Ramakrishna Mission Ashram. You can also see here a Portuguese Fort which is located here from the Portuguese arrival in India. Their is a old and beutiful light house also available in the city. Joynagar is the near by town of Diamond Harbour and the city is famous for stone images of Lord Buddha, Lord Mahavira and Lord Vishnu. Diamond Harbour is also known as an entry point to the Sagar Island were the famous Ganga Sagar Fair is held.
How to Reach Diamond Harbour
Reach Diamond Harbour by Road: There are many buses come to this place regularly from Kolkata city so no problem about reach there by road. If you want to go smoothly then you can hire a cab from Kolkata. Diamond Harbour is 2 hours far from Kolkata city.
Reach Diamond Harbour by Railway: There are a number of trains come to Diamond Harbour from Kolkata regularly. Sealdah Railway Station is near to Diamond Harbour.
Reach Diamond Harbour by Air: Kolkata is the near by airport from Diamond Harbour which is located about 50 km far from the city.
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