NIGHT STAY TOUR : 1N/2D
near Kolkata is home to towering temples and palatial mansions. The Mondal
family set up residence in Bawali roughly around 1710, this marked the
beginning of their dominance in the area. The Mondals enjoyed the
patronage of East India Company and built many temples turning the nondescript
village into a temple town. You can plan to visit Bawali during your stay in
Kolkata. A day tour or an overnight stay is ideal.
Budge Budge, where this village is
located houses many historical places which can be seen while visiting Bawali,
like- Achipur: named after Tong Achew, a Chinese Tea Trader. This place is
known as the first China Town of Kolkata.
Vivekananda Memorial: The nearby Ferry
Ghat of Budge Budge greeted Swami Vivekananda in 1897 when he returned from his
Chicago visit.Till date; this event is celebrated by the people of Budge Budge
on 19th of February every year.
Other than these there are other places
also which attracts the tourists, you can surely visit the places. Barood Ghar
, Komagata Maru Memorial, Burul Bird Sanctuary.
The other name of Itachuna Rajbari is ‘
Bargee Danga’. The term has been derived from Bargee, which was a name given by
the Bengalis to the Maratha warriors. There was a time when Maratha’s attacked
Bengal repeatedly to collect tax. After the Maratha warriors stopped their
attacks, many of them stayed back in Bengal and started their own trade. They
amassed a lot of wealth. One of such Maratha warriors were the Kundans, now
known as Kundu’s also settled here. The Itachuna Rajbari was built in 1766.
It’s a place where you can go and
just be yourself, where you can connect with nature and disconnect yourself
from the material world. Here happiness is not only in spending money. One can
fly kites on the terrace, listen to flute, sit under the starlit sky with the
noise of the last passing train, soak in the music of the locals, smell the wet
soil…..cosy bedrooms, clean washrooms, great food, unconditional smiling
services will pamper you.