(Last Updated on : 05-09-2013)
Choto Kolagachia is a small town situated at the border of Sunderban
s, West Bengal
, where Rampur River and Chota Kolagachia River meets. It houses a small Ferry Ghat for passenger and goods to travel form this town to different parts of Sunderban.
Choto Kolagachia is extremely busy and various boats keep on passing through it every moment. The guesthouse windows and balconies offer a beautiful and serene view of the sailing boats across the tides and a resplendent sunset in the evening. Another delightful experience is a walk around the nearby villages and exploring their lifestyle, their daily activities and the returning fishermen along with their catch. The changing landscape across the villages is also a treat to watch.
The major tourist spot of Choto Kolagachia is the confluence of two rivers and consequently leading to the formation of Boro Kolagachia River. Flowing downstream, this river eventually meets with Raimongal River. Some abandoned mosques and temples also stand in the town. Smoking chimneys of brick kilns near the river banks, villages, Ferry Ghats and numerous rivulets sketch the picturesque Choto Kolagachia. It is an ideal weekend destination and immensely alluring for nature lovers.
Tourists in Choto Kolagachia can take a voyage around it along with the nearby places on a boat from Ferry Ghat. Local guides also accompany the travellers to the places of tourist attraction as well as through the villages. Certain parts of Sunderbans like Marichjhapi village and Jhingeykhali Watch Tower, Hemnagar, Buridabri etc. can also be accessed by boat. Rivers form the life line of this riverside town and various activities carried out through them are a pleasure to watch. Sometimes, guesthouse authorities also arrange cultural programs such as Bonobibi Jatra
, Monosha Bhasan and Tusu Dance
by local folks. Bird and wildlife watching are also enjoyable in Choto Kolagachia.
Visit to Choto Kolagachia can be pleasing in any time of the year. The place exhibits a uniquely different beauty in different seasons. During monsoons dark clouds span over the rivers and the horizon rendering a charming beauty to the place. Winters bring colourful and chirping birds all around the town. In summers the cool river breeze feels immensely soothing.