Sukharia Village in Somra Bazar in Hooghly district is famous for its Terracotta Temples, ruins of Zamindar Mansions & the riverine delta island – Sabujdwip. A perfect weekend getaway from Kolkata for some relaxing hours by the Ganges. Sukharia Guest House is located just beside river Ganges.Somrabazar is almost 80 km from Kolkata.
The island(Sabujdwip) is in itself a perfect natures wonder with pine oak and segun, arjun,Krishnachura, eucalyptus, akashmoni trees all around. Shading you and welcoming you to enjoy the river banks. Where every spot is your own make a spot and enjoy.
Nearby Places in Somrabazar:
- Sabujdwip is a magnificent picnic spot run by Hooghly Zilla Parishad and WBSFDC. The place is situated at a distance of 75 km from Kolkata. It is an islet located near Balagarh at the confluence of Behula and Hooghly rivers. Spanning over an area of 180 bigha, You can also go for a boat ride in the river from Sukharia guest house.
- Founded in 1763 AD, Anandamoyee Temple houses the main temple of Anandamoyee Maa, which is surrounded by 12 smaller temples.
- The other notable temples of Somrabazar are Harasundrai Temple built in 1814 AD and Nistarini Temple built in 1847 AD.
- Few other popular tourist attractions near Somra bazar include the Hansheshwari Temple in Bansberia (27 kms.), Imambara (32 kms) in Hooghly and Bandel Church (30 kms).
- Guptipara & Ambika Kalna (108 Shiva temple) are another popular tourist destination from here.
How to reach Somrabazar:
If you prefer travelling in train, then you can take local trains from Howrah or Sealdah to Somra bazar. If you are taking your own car, then take the Barrackpore – Kalyani Expressway (SH6). It takes around 2 hours to reach Somra bazar from Kolkata on this highway.
Accommodation in Sukharia Guest House:
At Somrabazar, you can stay in a newly-built riverside guesthouse with AC and Non AC rooms. All standard facilities like attached western bathrooms, televisions, electric generators, hot water geysers and comfy beds are available. A small children park area with swings and see-saws have also found its place within the garden of the guesthouse. the best thing about this guesthouse is the open rooftop terrace which offers a panoramic view of River Ganges, its distributaries and islands. The staff here can make arrangements for local sightseeing and boat rides too. The food is served in the Dining Hall and it is essentially Indian cuisine. The ingredients are usually locally sourced fresh from the nearby fields.
Its has 6 double bed rooms, Two AC rooms in First Floor @Rs.1750/-, One AC room @Rs.1500/- & Three Non AC room @Rs.1200/- in Ground floor.