Garchumuk is located at the confluence of River Hoogly and an Irrigation Canel Comming from River Damodar. The spot offering spectacular view of the river Hooghly is gradually emerging as a popular tourist destination.The prime attraction of Garchumuk is the beautiful barrage called Atanna Gate, where 58 lock gates have been built.
It is 60KMs off kolkata and takes around 2.5 hours to reach. Avail a bus heading to Gadiara from Esplanade, and drop down at the '58 Gate' stop. You can also drive along National Highway 6 to Uluberia, turn left and take the local road to reach Garchumuk. South Eastern Railway's EMU service from Howrah connects Uluberia in around 45 minutes. From there jeeps, buses, cars, and Trekkers provide connectivity to Garchumuk.
Zilla Parishad Bunglow stands amid breathtaking natural beauty. It maintains a large complx with lots of trees, a Nursery, and a Deer Park. It offers accommodation to visitors in three catagories.
Cottage( for 3-4 persons) @ Rs. 1000/- per day
Double Bedded Rooms with Attached bath Rs. 500/-
Double Bedded Rooms with Attached bath Rs. 250/-
Cheak Out Time 10 a.m. For booking , you need to contact the secretary of Zilla Parishad on working days within working hour along with original EPIC Card and a photocopy of the same. He can be contected at 26384633 Extn 135. You may also download the Application Form here.
The Other Complex of Zilla Parishad lies riverside, at a stunning location.
Gadiara, the far point of the district at the confluence of River Hooghly, river Damodar and River rupnarayan is close by. If you are seeking to spend an idle weekend watching the boats passing by and the sun setting on the river, then Gadiara can be your choice. The rooms at Rupnarayan Tourist Lodge are comfortable and spacious, complete with all modern amenities.
Another riveside spot, Dhanyakheri, located at the confluence of River Rupnarayan, Mundeswari and Damodar, is closed by.
So is Phulaswar.River Hooghly is wide and expensive here, offering a breathtaking view. Gulls and Kingfishhers can be seen darting into the water to catch fish, while local fisherman spread their nets for the day's catch. The riverside is covered in thick grass and dotted with lush green trees, making Phuleswar an ideal destination to revive your sense in the lap o f nature.The shade of trees makes the river bank an ideal spot for a picnic. One can hire a boat and crise on the river.The wind is fresh and pure, a rarity for today's city dwellers.Watching the sun set into the horizon is a unique experience on the bank of Hooghly.