Diamond Harbour – A breezy afternoon

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Situated 50 Km. away from Kolkata, Diamond Harbour is the ideal place for a short fun drive or weekend getaways. The riverside at Diamond Harbour is well decorated and well maintained. The view is amazing. Hoogly is so wide it looks like sea. The strong breeze from the river is mesmerizing. Ample seating arrangement is there by the riverside pavement. Also you can enjoy the Jhal Muri, Badam Bhaja, Icecream Bhutta while taking the long stroll along the river. If you want to stay there for a day or two, you can stay at “Sagarika Tourist Center” maintained by West Bengal Tourism Dept. or at “Ganga Bhaban”. On a full moon night, sitting down beside the river, the experience will be out of the world.

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Kolkata Rathyatra by iskcon

Kolkata rathyatra and mela is held at Maidan opposite Parkstreet Metro station every year. This mela is held by ISKCON. The Rath initially comes from Iskcon to Maidan. Devotees from all over Kolkata and abroad come and pull the rath. At the Mela grounds Maha Prashad is distributed and cultural programs are held. Devotees come here to have darshan of Sri jagannath, subhadra and balaram who travel to Masis Bari in the rath. After all the hassles of the city and busy daily life this is the place to be to recollect and recharge yourself.
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