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  • Taki

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  • Digha

    6 40.00%
  • Bakkhali

    3 20.00%
  • Basanti

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  • Diamond Harbour

    1 6.67%
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  • Garchumuk

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    1 6.67%
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    Default Weekend Rides Around Kolkata

    Hello everyone, Im here with a new thread which caters to information regarding short rides in and around Kolkata. People in Kolkata know that we have less choices and lesser varieties when it comes to short biking destinations. Also, despite being the only state in India linking the Himalayas with the sea, there are very few travelogues for West Bengal. But, there are numerous places which are relatively unknown but can still quench the thirst of a biker. This way we will be able to help each other with new destinations. Itd be great if other members residing in other parts of West Bengal can chip in with their versions.
    Some things we need to follow before posting our short travelogue
    Please post logs for only those places which can be covered in a day. For more detailed/elaborate logs, you can post your own log. Distances should be within ~ 200 km.s.
    Complete information should be there. Like screenshot of route-maps, actual distance from starting place, alternate routes, emergency phone numbers, information of at least one hotel. We can make this thread the single point of contact for people looking for similar information.
    We need to complete one log within maximum 2 posts so that log remains crisp yet informative.
    A reasonable number of pictures taken throughout the trip.
    No links to external websites. Please. This is our passion and wouldnt it be better if we let people who are looking for similar information come to us rather than redirecting them to some commercial website? Authenticity is must.
    And please do not post any trips on cars err cages!
    Enough of talking. Lets act. For a start, Ill post the details of Taki - Hasnabad after the thread is approved.
    Members, please contribute with your opinions and of course words and pictures!

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    Title edited to make it weekend rides instead of single day rides only.
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    Default Re: Weekend Rides Around Kolkata

    Quote Originally Posted by krishna77 View Post
    Hello everyone, I’m here with a new thread which caters to information regarding short rides in and around Kolkata. People in Kolkata know that we have less choices and lesser varieties when it comes to short biking destinations. Also, despite being the only state in India linking the Himalayas with the sea, there are very few travelogues for West Bengal. But, there are numerous places which are relatively unknown but can still quench the thirst of a biker. This way we will be able to help each other with new destinations. It’d be great if other members residing in other parts of West Bengal can chip in with their versions.
    Some things we need to follow before posting our short travelogue –
    Please post logs for only those places which can be covered in a day. For more detailed/elaborate logs, you can post your own log. Distances should be within ~ 200 km.s.
    Complete information should be there. Like screenshot of route-maps, actual distance from starting place, alternate routes, emergency phone numbers, information of at least one hotel. We can make this thread the single point of contact for people looking for similar information.
    We need to complete one log within maximum 2 posts so that log remains crisp yet informative.
    A reasonable number of pictures taken throughout the trip.
    No links to external websites. Please. This is our passion and wouldn’t it be better if we let people who are looking for similar information come to us rather than redirecting them to some commercial website? Authenticity is must.
    And please do not post any trips on cars err cages!
    Enough of talking. Let’s act. For a start, I’ll post the details of Taki - Hasnabad after the thread is approved.
    Members, please contribute with your opinions and of course words and pictures!
    krishna77 That is a good initiative, it will be beneficial for bengalis like me (Brought up in North India). I am keenly waiting for your Taki-Hasnabad travelogue though.
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    Thanks for approving the thread.

    Here it goes.
    Taki-Hasnabad is a one of the most prominent places in North 24 parganas. Apart from being the location of important administrative departments, this place is also a popular tourist destination. Thousands flock the banks of Ichhamati river in Taki during 'picnic season' and during the immersion of Goddess Durga. The distance between Taki and Hasnabad is a mere 2 km.s. Both are border towns with Hasnabad also being the terminal station of Sealdah-Hasnabad railway link. One can easily call Hasnabad the 'Gateway to the Sunderbans' as after crossing the river in Hasnabad, you can reach up to Hemnagar in Sunderbans. But that's a different story.
    You can find the detailed description of the same in the link provided in my signature. This area is well connected by Taki road which in turn extends up to Hasnabad ferry ghat.
    The popular route is via Dum Dum Airport-Barasat-Taki. Once you reach Taki more in Barasat, you need to take a right turn to Taki road and you are good to go. The first 10-12 km.s are very densely populated. After that, traffic is comparatively less. But, one has to be very careful as this is a two-lane state highway and being on the wrong lane is a more common practice here than being on the right lane.
    Overall the road condition is good barring a few potholes here and there. And there are a few high road bumps within the first 5 km. of Taki road which might catch you under-prepared.
    Once you reach Taki, park your bike near the riverside(the riverside is a good 1.5 km. from the Taki road). you can take a boat-ride on the river Ichhamati. The other side of the river is Bangladesh. While on the boat, the dilapidated state of the erstwhile Rajbari(royal palace) can be seen.
    Some photos now. Keeping it short and simple. Pics were mostly taken on a chilly morning!

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    Default Re: Weekend Rides Around Kolkata

    Nice initiative Barun da
    Please post more of these short trips.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andy0104 View Post
    Nice initiative Barun da
    Please post more of these short trips.
    Thanks.
    Will post some more details this weekend.

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    Apart from the Taki road via Barasat. One can also take the the Minakhan route via Basanti highway. In fact for anyone from south Kolkata/south Howrah, this route would be better.
    Another option is via Rajarhat-Haroa.

    Some important phone numbers :
    Barasat PS 033-2552-3543
    Rajarhat PS 033-2573-3289
    Deganga PS 03216 - 242235
    Basirhat PS 03217 - 268334
    Haroa PS 03217 - 248226
    Minakhan PS 03217 - 260104
    Hasnabad PS 03217 - 234480
    Traffic Inspector 033-2542-7984
    S.P. (North) 24-Prgs 033-2542-3055
    Women PS 033-2584-6628

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    @krishna77
    Bro, do you know if renting a motorbike is available around cal? Like an enfield or ninja 650, any details would be much appreciated...

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    @krishna77
    Bro, do you know if renting a motorbike is available around cal? Like an enfield or ninja 650, any details would be much appreciated...

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    Unfortunately there are almost no such shops here. Still give me some time so that I can try to find out. We have a G2G on 8th March. I'll ask other members whether they know about any such rental services or not.

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    Thanks in advance...

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