"Gadiara! Ganges, Rupnarayan & Damodar Meets here!" Bagnan by goutammitra

Bagnan Travel Guide: 3 reviews and 27 photos

Gadiara, The Point of Convergence! The Triveni!

Last Sunday we decided to visit Gadiara , a small place about 100kms drive from Kolkata city near Bagnan. It is also called Triveni as the three sacred river, the Ganges, Rupnarayan & Damodar meets here! This is also a very beautiful picnic spot in winter far from the crowd, dust, locality set amidst in the very nature with forest, river and peace!!

Well the place is not exactly at Baghnan but it is another 26Km drive from there. Baghnan is on the Calcutta - Bombay Expressway, it can be reached in an hours' time.

The village of Gadiara, which is the point of convergence of the Damodar, the Rupnarayan and the Hoogli rivers. Gadiara in the lap of nature is a popular spot with the localities as well as the tourists. Gadiara is one of the most beauti­ful and popular picnic spots in the district of Howrah. It is the meeting place of three riv­ers, Hooghly (Ganges), Rupnarayan and Damodar. It is hardly 90-100 km from Cal­cutta and there are frequent bus services both private and state-owned, from Calcutta. There is an old dilapidated fort, Fort Morn-ington, built by Lord Clive in Gadiara. The fort was heavily damaged during the devas­tating flood in 1942. There is a small light­house installed in Gadiara. Visitors can en­joy boating in the Rupnarayan river. Both sunrise and sunset in Gadiara are really worth seeing because of its vast waterfront resembling a sea. But, today, the calm and quietness of Gadiara is gradually disappear­ing and becoming congested. There are regu­lar ferry services to the other side of the river i.e., to Geonkhali in Midnapore, to Nurpur in 24-Parganas.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Very peaceful & calm.
  • Cons:Bad road makes it difficult for weekend gateway.
  • Last visit to Bagnan: Nov 2007
  • Intro Updated Feb 1, 2011
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  • BillNJ's Profile Photo
    Dec 15, 2009 at 5:59 PM

    Nice page! The fish and rice curry looks like a nice meal.

  • lynnehamman's Profile Photo
    Jun 11, 2009 at 12:45 AM

    Beautiful sunsets in Bagnan! Great pictures. The restuarant sounds good. Munu has grown since these photos were taken!!

  • Faiza-Ifrah's Profile Photo
    Jun 10, 2009 at 5:22 PM

    again a nice day's outing from you. seems you all enjoyed it. the food looks great :-)


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