Taki is one of the most popular places to visit near Kolkata, It is located in the banks of the Ichamati river. On the other side of the Ichamati river is Bangladesh.Sonar Bangla is most Luxurious Hotel in Taki.In West Bengal North 24 Parganas district,Taki is a municipality under the Basirhat subdivision.
Taki was once the land of Zamindars, full of old palatial houses, the place offers a host of simple pleasures that we often miss in large cities. This is a popular spot for Durga idol immersion during Durga Puja, but is also known for a great weekend getaway from the city of Kolkata.
Every year where lots of people on both sides of India and Bangladesh gather to watch the immersion ceremony. It is an auspicious time to reap harmony among people from both sides. Boats from both sides sail to Ichamati for the immersion of Durga idol.
How to reach Taki?
A leisurely way to travel to Taki is to rent a car from Kolkata, but there are other modes of transportation as well. You can catch a local train from Sealdah Station and get down at Taki Road Station. You can also take a bus from Esplanade to reach Taki.
Best time to visit in Taki
Taki can be visited any time of the year. However, the most suitable time to visit Taki is during the winter season, especially due to the original jaggery or Patali Gur available there. Another time to visit, which is equally memorable, is to watch the Goddess Durga immersion following the Durga puja. This is a spectacular event in Taki as idols from both the countries are immersed on the waters of Ichamati together.
Nearby Places/Activities in Taki
Being close to our neighboring country Bangladesh, a boat ride on the waters of the Ichamati is an activity you cannot miss. Another boat ride to the Machranga Island is also a nice thing to be done here. Hire a van rickshaw and visit the Golpatar jungle. The experience of the newly made canopy jungle path walk inside the Golpatar jungle is unique and interesting. Remember to carry a photo identity proof if you want to visit the Golpatar jungle, as BSF will only let you enter the region if you have one.
Hotels/Accommodation in Taki
There are few private guesthouses in Taki. However, the best place to stay in Taki is Hotel Sonar Bangla.Hotel Sonar Bangla Taki features a garden with a Swimming Pool,all rooms are with River Facing. It has 3000 sq ft Banquet for Corporate Program & a multicuisine restaurant, the 3-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with a private bathroom. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk and room service for guests.
Ground Floor-Rs.4000+GST with Breakfast
Upper Floor-Rs.5000+GST & Rs.6000+GST with Breakfast
Child Policy-5 to 10 years sharing same bed @Rs.500+GST & above 10 years with extra bed @Rs.1000+GST