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Gadiara — A Famous Picnic Spot in Kolkata
Posted Date: 24-Mar-2011
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Gadiara is a famous picnic spot in West Bengal. Read this article to get the details of this wonderful place.
Gadiara is located in Howrah District of Kolkata, West Bengal. It is nearly 90kms away from Kolkata. It is actually situated at the confluence of three rivers of West Bengal, namely, Damodar, Hoogli and Rupnarayan Rivers. Gadiara is now developed as a popular weekend gateway in West Bengal.
How to reach Gadiara, Howrah
CTC buses and CSTC buses ply daily from Esplanade to Gadiara.
One can also board a train to Bagnan and from there take a bus to reach Gadiara.
One can also drive his own car to Gadiara. It is nearly 3 hrs drive from Kolkata and you have to take the National Highway to reach Gadiara.
Where to stay at Gadiara
You will find here the Rupnarayan Tourist Lodge, run by the West Bengal Tourism Development Corporation.
You can also find some budget hotels at Gadiara.
Main Attractions of Gadiara
If you are a nature loving person then Gadiara will be the right place. You can just walk along the riverside and enjoy the beauty of the rivers in different hues. There are some concrete benches along the riverside and one can sit there and simply relax and enjoy the scenic beauty.
One can also enjoy a boat ride and enjoy the calm and quiet water of the river. Watching the sunrise and sunset will be a pleasant experience for all.
Gadiara not only has the scenic river beauty but there are many others like the remains of the Fort built by then Governor General Lord Clive. The fort abandoned a longtime ago was devastated by the floods of 1942 and is now standing as a gateway to the days of colonial rule in India.
There is also a small lighthouse, which is also a worth seeing.
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