Enjoy a weekend in Diamond Harbour
Diamond Harbour - The Beckoning of the Ganges
Travelling always helps break free from the chaos of the daily life. But you may not have the time to plan a long holiday. In such cases, a short trip to a weekend destination or a weekend drive can be great options. A weekend in Diamond Harbour is one such wonderful option to consider if you are looking to relax with your family and friends this weekend.
Lighthouse, Forts and Ganges
With only 48 km drive from Kolkata, Diamond Harbour is one of the most popular weekend destinations from Kolkata. Located right on the banks of the mighty Hooghly River, the Fort at Diamond Harbour bespeaks historical remnants of 16th century. The original name for Diamond Harbour was Hajipur and it was during the British reign when the name was changed. The place is actually the turning point of the Ganges as it steers southwards to meet the Bay of the Bengal. It was between Kolkata and Diamond Harbour where the first ever telegraph line was constructed in India.