Enjoy The Sunset on a Rainy day with dark cloud in the background. A non significant day can be so beautiful!! Nature mother, We are grateful to you!!
The Diamond harbour Fort was built sometimes in 16th Century on the bank of the Holy River Ganges, most probably by the Portuguese or by the French as it was gateway to the Village Calcutta( Then), and the capital of Bengal Murshidabad. They came as traders, were allowed to settle or build forts at many places on the banks of the Ganges as it was the main route via bay of bengal.
This fort was also one of them, built for the Traders and as Warehouse to store merchandise befor loading on the ships to Europe. They used to come here for Silk, Spices, Muslins and Of course Gold!!!
As Diamond Harbour falls in my business area I keep visiting this place. This time with a colleague of mine Dipankar Duttagupta and the dealers of Diamond Harbour.
Since Kolkata is highly crowded and congested even the river can not take more of ships to its fold. Kolkata port created their parking lot at Diamond Harbour. Now the ships also go to Haldia port, which is bigger and better port for heavy cargo handling.
Ffort Radisson has Four Restaurants but the people prefer to sit in Citadel I & II. Both are Multicusine Restaurants. They also have Captains Deck Bar.
On the afternoon of 13th Jan,2007., we were conducting a Retailers Meet at Raichak at diiferent venue. When we finished it was already 5PM we just remembered we did not have lunch but the Retailers had. We took this opportunity to drive down my favourite place for a glass of beer and Club Sandwitch as it was too late for Lunch. We also had French Fries and wafers till our sandwitches arrive.
Though it is expensive it was extremely well made and the Beer was cheaper than Calcutta star hotels. The Sandwitches are Rs150/- plus Tax( USD 3.5) and Beer Rs 100 ( USD 2.3) per 650ML bottle. We were full for Rs.1000 including tips. ( USD 11). Thats' a real bargain price for a five star deluxe hotel. The normal cost per person for Lunch or Dinner would be around Rs600- Rs 1000/- ( USD 12-22)
Favorite Dish: We shall try more later!