Diamond Harbor is a place of scenic beauty in South 24 Parganas District
of West Bengal
. Originally known as Hajipur, this picnic spot was renamed by the British. Diamond Harbor lies 48 km south of Kolkata
, on the banks of the Hooghly River
There is a ruined Portuguese fort overlooking the river. River cruises are the major attractions here. A walk along the riverbank leads to the Sharisha Ramkrishna Mission Ashram, a popular spot for pilgrims.
Regular buses ply from Kolkata to Diamond Harbour. Sealdah Railway Station serves this charming spot.