The traveler in us always remains thirsty for more. We were blissfully planning Puja Trips or the next vacations when we got the shock of our lives in the form of Corona. Suddenly our lives changed. But one thing remained intact, the love for traveling. So when the Unlock phases started, we became footloose. We knew that trains and planes are not feasible options at this time, so we embarked on road journeys. Road journeys that will take us to some unknown places in known areas around us. Places which are not so far and can be easily traversed by car and where we can spend two to three nights happily.
Though these trips are more of weekend getaway types none the less they serve as quickfire vacations for us. Shyamsundarpur is one such a newfound destination. This rustic setting is near the Falta harbour. This place is in close proximity to Kolkata and even closer to nature. The river view resort in Shyamsundarpur is strategically located and offers neat, clean, and safe accommodation where you can unplug and connect with nature. The resort is adjacent to the Mighty River Hooghly and provides scenic river-views.
About the resort
The resort transcends you into a whole new realm that you most definitely won’t want to part with. Once you enter, a green well-manicured lawn will meet your eyes. The hotel is at the edge of the Hooghly River and hence the vast stretch of the river lies in front of you. The resort provides all modern luxuries and facilities. The vista of the setting sun against the backdrop of the Hooghly River is mesmerising. During sunset, the sky becomes the canvas where different hues paint a very pretty picture. If you are fond of ships, you will love this place. Since it is closer to the deck area, you can get to see many cargo ships coming and going. It is very exciting to watch these large vessels coming from different parts of the world. The sound of the water and the crashing waves not only makes it soothing to the ears but the environment itself is also very serene.
The open-air dining area provides the perfect atmosphere and vibe to have your meals under the vast expanse of the sky whether it’s under the azure sky or moon and star-lit sky. There is a provision to consume your meals in a beautifully decorated covered space also. The breeze from the river will encircle you and kiss your cheeks while you stroll around the lawn and enjoy your tranquility. The resort also has an infinity swimming pool. Watch the sun go down while taking a dip in this pool will be a mesmerising experience. There are six rooms in total in this hotel. One striking feature of these rooms is that all of them have a large window that overlooks the beautiful river. So at any time of the day, you can watch the river from your room. In other words, every room is a river-facing room.
Now that all of us are majorly working from home, what about working from your vacation? It’s a new concept of the new normal. The resort also offers internet service so that your work doesn’t have to take a day off. There are some arrangements for the kids also with balls and nets. You can also hear the melodious songs of the birds in the morning time. Both vegetarian and non-vegetarian foods are available here. The resort also has the facility to host small functions. It also arranges ‘Baul Gaan’ or ‘Baul Songs to liven up your evenings in the most delightful way. You can keep yourself well-engaged with these outdoor activities.
Places to see near Shyamsundarpur
Diamond Harbor and Raichak
You can visit Diamond Harbor which is about half an hour from the resort. You can also visit Raichak and witness the sunset over Fort Raichak.
Harbour and Old Port
You can experience a slice of history at Harbour and Old Port in Falta. Dutch made this harbor during the colonial days which was later used by the British. You can also do boating here. There are some remains from the colonial times also.
This serene place still holds on to its innocence. There is a lighthouse from the colonial times which stands as a testimonial against the fight of the pirates with the British.
The garden house of world-famous scientist Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose is here. He discovered that there is life in plants.
Ideal Time to Visit
Shyamsundarpur is mostly enjoyed during the winter months of October to February but it can be visited any time around. The winters are very pleasant and comfortable and the rivers look wonderful during the monsoon. The condition of the road is not very good in the rain.
How to reach Shyamsundarpur by Road
From Kolkata, it takes approximately one and a half hours to reach this beautiful place.
As the weekend sets in, head to the beautiful Shyamsundarpur for a trip of serenity. This place near us is the answer if you were searching for a new place to explore in the weekends. If you are up for it, you will not be disappointed for taking this trip. Detoxify the body, rejuvenate the mind, and lift your spirit in the warm hug of a new travel spot in your own sweet Bengal.