Trips and Itineraries for Ghatshila
Weekend Getaways from Ghatshila
207 Kms from Ghatshila
Kolkata, or Calcutta (also Cal), is a kaleidoscopic melting pot of cultures and ethnicities. There's quite possibly no Indian festival that the city doesn't celebrate with glorious hoopla. Each month sees small festive marquees popping up at every corner of the street and come October, throngs of women enwrapped in silk sarees and red bindis convene around the city, undeterred by the ever-present rains. This celebration alone is reason enough to travel to Kolkata. From the glut of vibrant attractions, the city also holds a rich vehicular heritage ranging from the big yellow taxi that floods both parts of the city (Calcutta and Howrah) divided by the reticent river Hoogly, to the hand-pulled rickshaws and rickety trams meandering the roads. Tourists will hardly ever run out of things to do in Kolkata. Starting from Kumartuli, a traditional potters’ quarter, famed for its sculpted idols of gods and demons, to the architectural spectacle, that is the Howrah Bridge, Kolkata city will engulf you with its sights, sounds and scents. Calcutta’s biggest, most prismatic wholesale flower market on Mullick Ghat, Victoria Memorial, the old Chinatown Tiretta Bazaar, the magnificent Nakhoda Masjid and Jorasankho (Rabindranath Tagore’s ancestral home) are few of the most picturesque places to visit in Kolkata.
Ghatshila is very near to Kolkata though it's in Jharkhand. It is quite calm and serene small town. If you want to rejuvenate yourself and get some fresh air then you must visit Ghatshila. I heard there are few hotels but I have no idea because I've returned home on the same day. Though I suggest if you like photography then you must spend a night there as you may get many subjects of rural India. You may find some tribal village in Ghatshila.Key Points :How to reach:Ghatshila is well connected by road and by railway. I traveled from Kolkata by train. The best train is Howrah -Ispat express (Train No 12871) Dep: 6.55 a.m. and Arr: 9.51 a.m. The same train returns around 3.30 p.m.Travelling in Ghatshila: You can hire auto or car for travelling in Ghatshila. Hire it for full day, point to point visit. I pre booked an auto in Ghatshila from Kolkata. Google some auto/car driver's contact and call them up for pre booking. They pick up from Ghatshila station.Places to visit:Dharagiri waterfalls, Gouri Kunj, Phuldungri hills, Burudih Lake.Don't miss Burudih Lake, I think it's best site in Ghatshila. You need to trek a little bit to reach Dharagiri waterfall, it's near Burudih Lake.Food:You can get some small hotels near Station where you can get rice/roti with veg or non-veg dishes. Cost will be around INR. 120 for a meal for single person.Ghatsila has its inherent beauty that you can enjoy and the calm and quiet that you can imbibe. A must visit.