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Next weekend you can be at ... Phuleswar

The main attraction in Phuleswar — a small town in Howrah district — is the Hooghly. The river is wide and expansive here, offering a breathtaking view. Gulls and kingfishers can be seen darting into the water to catch fish, while local fishermen 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 senses in the lap of nature. The shade of the trees makes the river bank an ideal spot for a picnic.

One can hire a boat and cruise 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 banks of the Hooghly.

Going

Take a train from Howrah station that goes to Kharagpur. Get down at Phuleswar or Uluberia. Phuleswar is a 15-minute bus journey from Uluberia. By road, take NH-6 and turn left at Uluberia

Staying

You can stay at the Uluberia Kalibari or a lodge. Uluberia and Phuleswar have hotels too. One can also stay at the bungalow of the irrigation department — Kalsaba Dakbungalow. Booking is available at the Howrah irrigation division’s office at 11A Free School Street

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