Diamond harbour is a small city situated at the point where river
Ganges turns south, just before reaching the sea. The city as such
stands on the delta region of the city. Diamond City forms one of
the popular resorts for the Kolkata. Situated at a distance of about
48 kms from Kolkata, the region provides as a nice getaway from the
crowded metropolitan city. The name Diamond Harbour was given by the
British Power, as it used to be one of the major ports during
The entire region of Diamond Harbour forms an ideal tourist spot
for the Kolkatans. The township provides river cruises. The cruises
are the most sought tourist options in the locality. Equally
important are the pilgrim centre Sharisha Ramakrishna Mission Ashram
and the remains of a Portuguese Fort. The Fort is believed to have
been the dwelling place of the pirates from the Portuguese. The
place also has an old lighthouse that makes up the local attraction.
The nearby regions of Diamond have few more attractions and as such
supplements to the reason for moving into the place. The neighboring
township called Joynagar contains various manuscripts and stone
images of Lord Buddha, Lord Mahavira and Lord Vishnu. The region of
Diamond Harbour is also a launch pad for the Sagar Island were the
famous Ganga Sagar Fair is held.
By road the place can be reached by boarding a bus from the city
center (Kolkata) or hiring a car. It takes less than two hours to
reach the place from the city center.
Sealdah Railway Station also offers the accessibility option for
moving into the region.