Geonkhali near Haldia

There are some places that capture our imagination and find a place in our hearts that very few other places can. The beauty of the place, its distinctive features, flora and fauna and the visual delight it offers create a long lasting impression in our minds.

Geonkhali (Souce:haldiatourism.gov.in)

Geonkhali in Haldia is just the kind of place that you cannot forget, however hard you may try. A sure shot destination to capture those rare moments of utmost serenity and idleness, Geonkhali offers a quiet, exhilarating experience. The location of this small village is nature’s gift to mankind. It sits proudly at the confluence of River Rupnarayan, River Damodar and River Ganges.

Nature’s Lap- Geonkhali in Haldia

Since Geonkhali is at the confluence of three great rivers, the rivers give an impression of the sea because they look very wide. One can catch a glimpse of ferries and boats passing by the river and savor the sight of the evening sun setting over the Rupnarayan River. The riverbank is covered with greenery where one can view mango, babla and sirsh trees. A perfect combination of water and greenery can be witnessed along the river bank at Geonkhali.

Accessibility to Geonkhali

Ferry ride in Geonkhali (Source: weekenddestinations.info)Bus journey to Geonkhali:

Geonkhali is accessible from Kolkata as well as Haldia. If you are traveling from Kolkata road travel, bus travel and rail journey options are open for you. Regular buses ply from Esplanade to Nurpur which is located near Geonkhali. The distance is approximately 53 kms. One would have to de-board at Nurpur and continue the journey by ferry.

Train journey to Geonkhali

Geonkhali can also be reached by train journey. Here also, one would have to go for a break journey. One may travel from Kolkata to Bagnan Railway Station by train. Innumerable local and passenger trains are available between the two stations. From Bagnan you would be required to make a short travel to Gadiara and from Gadiara ferry services are available for Geonkhali.

Spending Time in Geonkhali

Geonkhali is bestowed with natural beauty and serenity. There is a lot to enjoy for people seeking natural pleasure. Families can spend perfect bonding time here and enjoy their picnics. One may enjoy the amazing site of the river and riverbank and enjoy the greenery all around. Going boat riding is also an attractive option, and one can take short boat rides. For people who want to explore more, they can visit the water treatment plant and also visit the lake and park near the plant. Some nearby places to visit from Geonkhali are:

  • Mahishadal Palace
  • Nurpur- Another calm and serene place not very crowded with tourists. You can spend a very peaceful time here.
  • Gadiara- This beautiful tourist place lies on the opposite side of Geonkhali and a ferry trip to this place takes an approximate time of 15 minutes.
  • Kolaghat- Another town located near Geonkhali, it is famous for its Kolaghat Thermal Power Station.  It is also a popular weekend getaway and one of the specialities of this town is the Hilsa fish.

Water Treatment Plant, Geonkhali

Water Treatment Plants in Geonkhali

Geonkhali is an important place because it is responsible for providing clean water to Haldia. There are various water treatment plants already and recently there are plans for capacity augmentation of WTP’s as well.

Staying in Hotel and Food in Geonkhali

One of the finest hotels in Haldia, the Triveni Sangam tourist complex is in Geonkhali and provides great lodging. Equipped with the best in class facilities it has A/C and Non A/C rooms that make the tourists’ stay very comfortable. There is also a cafterisa that serves excellent food and snacks.

A perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, Geonkhali will give you an opportunity to appreciate and enjoy the wonders and simplicity of nature. Away from the crowded city life it will provide you ample reasons to smile.

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