The Raichak Fort, an important landmark of the town, built by the British in the 18th century, to guard against pirates, has now been converted into a hotel. Haldia, an important port city lies on the other bank of the river and is accessible by boat. 15 km from Raichak is Diamond Harbour, a popular tourist spot, which houses a ruined Portuguese fort, a light house and Lord Buddha’s statue. One of the most enjoyable pursuits here is the river cruises on Hooghly River. It’s really glorious to enjoy the cool breeze and watch the play of light on the water, or watch the sun set on the river, ushering in the darkness of the night. Raichak, India, is fast becoming a popular travel destination, with the young and the old who want a quiet holiday.