The season for picnics & one day trips are here. So are we. Weekend plans can be very easy to execute but highly confusing when it comes to planning. Don’t worry, let us help you. Bongs are well known for planning picnics in the zoological garden, but let us think outside the box, let us break the stereotypes and plan some different place where we get the same advantages and positive vibes of a typical picnic spot.
I have a suggestion. How about Deulti (দেউলটি)? Yes, a place situated right on the bank of the river Rupnarayan and famous for the residence of the famous Bengali novelist Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay. He spent his last 12 years there. Yes in Panitras or Samtaber Village in Deulti, Howrah. I do not think a bong needs any introduction to Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay. He has penned down some of the most famous novels in India which has been adapted by many, Devdas & Parineeta being two of his most renowned novels ever.
So every bong / bengali must visit his residence at least once.
I would like to help here on how one should plan this trip.
Its fairly easy for someone to ride a train to Deulti Station and be there, but I would like to suggest reaching there by car. Yes one may easily book a car for their family and having a personal car is always preferred. Try to start early because late afternoons are quite hot these days. Cross the 2nd Hoogly Bridge / the Vidyasagar Setu and go straight until you reach the diversion point for Bombay Rd, and from there you turn complete left and then continue straight till you reach Bagnan. From there it’s only about 6 kms and soon you’ll reach Deulty. You can park your car at the special parking lots, visit Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s residence and then locate a place on the bank of river Rupnarayan and get yourselves camped there. The much extending bank provide ample space for more than 5 groups to set up their camps, so no worries just cook your meals and have a nice picnic accompanied by the slow and soft wind of Rupanarayan.
So one better be start planning now or else they will miss this exquisite location for picnic since winter has started wrapping up and is welcoming the heated summer.
*Image Source ~ Arun’sPhotography