Painter’s Paradise – Belari, Howrah

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Belari – Howrah

Howrah, located on the western bank of Hooghly river opposite its twin city Kolkata in West Bengal, has thousands years of rich heritage in the form of the great Bengali kingdom of Bhurshut. Howrah is the main junction station of Eastern and South Eastern Railwaysand therefore is an important transportation hub and gateway to West Bengal. Belari is a small picturesque village on the river banks near Uluberia around 40 kms from Howrah and 58 kms from Kolkata. The nearest airport is Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport (66 km) and Uluberia is the nearest railhead to Belari (15 km).

The Homestay

Just about 2 hrs drive from Kolkata, it is a two storied stand alone Bungalow located on the banks of the Hooghly river in Belari. From the terrace of the homestay, you can see the large expanse of river water as the large commercial sea going ships go in and out of Port of Kolkata. Tiny boats of the villagers move around all the time; a painter’s paradise for innovative paintings and sketches. Villagers may provide dingy rides for the guests on request. The interiors of the house are thoughtfully done by the owner himself who is a retired Merchant Navy Captain with eye soothing lights that match the quiet surroundings & serene atmosphere. 

There are 2 guest rooms on the first floor with a common Balcony & a kitchenette. Both the rooms have an attached toilet. There is a small dining space on the first floor and a larger dining space is there on the sheltered terrace on the second floor. Each room is equipped with Air-conditioner, King size wooden bed, bedside unit, dresser, cupboard ,sofa-sets, Smart TV, Mini-refrigerator & Electric kettle. Free Wi-Fi internet / broadband service is available to work from home.

Location: 800 mts from Belari Shree Ramkrishna Ashram
Number of Rooms – 2; Total Capacity – 8

Know Your Host

The homestay owner Capt. Manash Kumar Das is a retired Merchant Navy officer. He lives in Kolkata and visits this place sometimes with his family. He has provided employment to some local ladies here, who take care of cleaning and cooking for the guests.

Food

Fixed menu complimentary Breakfast is provided with options like luchi aloo dum, butter toast, tea/ coffee etc. Other meals can also be provided on a fixed menu basis. There is an option of getting meals cooked by local ladies at a nominal charge of Rs 1000 per day; in which case ration is to be provided by the guests, helper can help to procure it from the local market. 

Activities

Hooghly River Watching • Bird Watching • Reading • Star Gazing • Village Walk • Forest Walk • Yoga and Meditation • Hiking

Facilities

High speed Internet • Parking • Running Hot Water • Bonfire • Open Seating Areas • Toiletries • Library • Pet Not allowed •  Smoking Allowed • Washing Machine 

Paid Facilities :- Boat Facility, Barbeque, Pick and Drop Service (Paid)

Tariff

Double Occupancy Room (Weekdays): 3000/-
Double Occupancy Room (Weekends): 3500/-
Extra Person: 500/-
Complimentary: Breakfast
Driver’s Accommodation: 400 per bed for upto 2 people.

Child Policy
Upto 7 years: Complimentary (No Extra Bed)

Note: What you pay for a homestay, brings a direct socio-economic benefit to locals. Be proud by not asking for a discount.

Local Attractions

Belari Ramakrishna Mission Temple • Deer park at the Garchumuk (4.5km) • Sluice gate of River Damodar • Deulti (28km) •

Excursions

Alipore Zoo (42 km) • Birla MAndir (44 km) • Rabindra Sarovar (44 km) • Kalighat Temple (43 km) • Victoria Memorial (52 km) • Howrah Bridge (53 km) • Belur Math (52km) • Indian Museum (54km) • Marble Palace(50 km) • Science City (60 km) 

House Rules
1. Check-in time 11am & Check-out 10am to be followed strictly.
2. Please note that our women staff have to be released by 10pm, latest.
3. We do not serve alcohol.

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