Diamond Harbour - a wonderful picnic spot in Bengal


Diamond Harbour in southern suburbs of Kolkata is considered as one of the most popular weekend tourist spot of West Bengal. Read this full article to get the full details of this wonderful place.

Diamond Harbour is located in South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal on the banks of the river Hooghly. It is nearly 45km away from Kolkata and is considered as an important holiday destination for people of all age groups. Earlier this place was known as Hajipur and later it was named as Diamond Harbour by the British as it was used as one of the major ports during the British rule. Diamond Harbour is also treated as a spectacular picnic spot where one can spend the entire day on the banks of river Hooghly.

How to reach Diamond Harbour


Diamond Harbour is easily accessible from every part of Kolkata.
By Road: Private and Government buses ply regularly from Esplanade Bus terminus to Diamond Harbour. It will take nearly 2hrs time to reach Diamond Harbour.

By Rail: Local trains are available on a regular basis from Sealdah Station to reach Diamond Harbour.

Where to Stay in Diamond Harbour


Several Private hotels are available in Diamond Harbour, which provide the tourists excellent accommodation facilities. There are also tourist lodges and PWD bungalows available there.

Attractions of Diamond Harbour


Diamond Harbour is very close to Kolkata and generally it is considered as a day out picnic spot for the Kolkatans.
The entire region of Diamond Harbour is considered as an ideal tourist spot and one will definitely enjoy the natural beauty of this wonderful place.

Old Fort of Portuguese in Diamond Harbour, which is now in the ruined state, is a major attraction of this place. This fort is considered to have been the dwelling place of the pirates to save themselves from the Portuguese enemies. There is also an old lighthouse which is also a must see in this place.

One can also visit the nearby places of Diamond Harbour. The most important of them is the Sagar Island, which lies very close to Diamond Harbour and is popular for Kapil Muni temple. Every year in the mid of January Ganga Sagar Mela is held here.

There is also a town very near to Diamond Harbour called Joynagar, where one can find and see the rare 11th and 12th century manuscripts.

If you want to escape from your busy routine life for a day and want to spend quality time with your beloved then this is the right place.


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