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This was the last of December 2009 before Christmas. I had an official job at karanjali,about 15km from Diamond Harbor. After completing my job I took a break at Diamond harbor for a tea, just beside the Hooghly river. Here the river is so wide that the other side cant be seen. The sun was tending towards west but it had huge luminance, the reflection over water was so bright, I had a point and shoot camera canon power shot series, that was provided by office for survey snaps. I just captured some moments of Glittering Diamonds at Diamond Harbor.
Diamond harbour is a small city situated at the point where river Ganges turns south, just before reaching the sea. The city as such stands on the delta region of the city. Diamond City forms one of the popular resorts for the Kolkata. Situated at a distance of about 48 kms from Kolkata, the region provides as a nice getaway from the crowded metropolitan city. The name Diamond Harbour was given by the British Power, as it used to be one of the major ports during British rule.

The entire region of Diamond Harbour forms an ideal tourist spot for the Kolkatans. The township provides river cruises. The cruises are the most sought tourist options in the locality. Equally important are the pilgrim centre Sharisha Ramakrishna Mission Ashram and the remains of a Portuguese Fort. The Fort is believed to have been the dwelling place of the pirates from the Portuguese. The place also has an old lighthouse that makes up the local attraction.

By road the place can be reached by boarding a bus from the city center (Kolkata) or hiring a car. It takes less than two hours to reach the place from the city center.
Sealdah Railway Station also offers the accessibility option for moving into the region.
Kolkata Port Trust is considering construction of cargo handling jetties at Diamond harbour.

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