Raichak Travel Guide

 

 

 

The fort gradually fell into ruins and was converted to a lively 5-star hotel, Radisson Fort. The hotel has a scenic view of the river. Those who are more adventurous can make also use the Raichak jetty or the nearby Nurpur jetty and take a ferry across the river to go to Kukrahati in East Midnapore district or Gadiara in Howrah district

 

Raichak is a small town in South 24 Parganas district of the Indian state of West Bengal. It is located on the bank of the Hooghly river, some 50 km south of Kolkata. It is about 15 km from Diamond Harbour.



History


The British had built a fort at Raichak, which is on a river bend, in the 18th century, for guarding against pirates.