Falta, a perfect weekend getaway destination on the banks of river Hooghly.
Situated near the port town of Falta from the colonial era, this luxurious resort is one of the best weekend destinations from Kolkata. A 50 km long drive from the city, which is a treat by its own self, leads into this well-maintained property in a perfect location, tucked right on the banks of the river Hooghly. Coupled with swimming pools, well-maintained gardens, beautiful exterior and interior decorations, amicable management and stuff, the property is a perfect place to spend with family and friends after a hectic week. The property takes pride in her magnificent river-facing rooms with the charming breeze and scrumptious meals from the in-house restaurant which offers various cuisines too. It has a well-equipped gym, a playing area for children, even a large hall with all the facilities to arrange a party to celebrate any special occasion over the stay. The property is the perfect place to unwind and relax while listening to the song of the waves of the river without any disturbance after sundown.
Accommodation: There are lots of rooms available, about 90 – 100 people can accommodate.
Check-in 12:00 Noom
Check out 11:00 A.M.
Swimming pool: The hotel has a well-maintained and guarded swimming pool inside the property itself where guests can relax in proper swimsuits.
Gym: The property has a well-equipped gym for those who wish to follow their fitness mantra strictly over the vacation period.
Playing area: For those who are young by heart, there is an indoor playing area, also, the gardens are favorite among the toddlers.
Boating: The property being on the banks of the river Hooghly, boating can be arranged easily on the river, often for sunset tours.
Old port and harbor: Historically the place was always an important one, as the Dutch colonialists landed here and built a harbor for their base. British East India company followed suit and used this port for their trading activities. Various remnants from those colonial days can be still seen here.
Mayapuri Kanan: Here is the garden house of the famous scientist Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose, who discovered that plants have life too.
Parks and Walkways: There are a number of parks and walkways alongside the banks of the river which is properly maintained. A stroll across the road is the best way to enjoy them
SEZ: Falta became the 1st Special Economic Zone in India in 2003, so economically it is very important, and the place can be visited from here.
Raichak and Diamond Harbour: From here, it takes around half an hour to reach Diamond harbor and Raichak. The beautiful view of the river from there during sunset and the Raichak fort is mesmerizing.
Tamluk: The historic town of Tamluk or Tamralipta is only a few hours ride from here. With Archaeological museums, temples, royal family houses, and memorials from the freedom fight movements of India, this place must be visited for those who are interested in the rich historical heritage of Bengal.
Best Time to Visit:
Falta can be visited any time of the year, but the in months of October to March, the weather stays soothing and pleasant. In monsoon, walk alongside the coast of the river can cause a bit of a trouble, so it should be avoided during that time.
How to Reach:
Rail: The nearest rail-station is Diamond Harbour. From there it is nearly 21 km which takes around 1 hour to reach.
Air: The nearest airport is Dumdum, or Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport. From there the distance is 81 km and it takes 2 hours 45 minutes to reach.
Road: From Kolkata, the property is approximately 50 km away and it takes around 2 hours to reach with high traffic in Diamond Harbour road.
Cost:INR 2050 + 5% GSTper day per head
All Meals Include Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Snacks and Dinner
Kids between 1 to 5 years are complimentary
Kids between 6 to 9 years will be charged at half price
Kids from 10 years will be charged as an adult
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