It is called the river home because my house is right on the bank of the river. Its the property and the river, nothing in-between. A perfect place to cleanse and unwind. The home has a mandir. Along with the flower garden, there is a kitchen garden and we grow seasonal vegetables. Indoor games like carom, ludo and cards are there. The place has a hammock and fishing rod for angling. The river and the sky has its own beauty. Looks spectacular in different seasons. A perfect retreat.
“It was my parents' first Airbnb experience on their 40th Wedding Anniversary, and the one-night stay was more than perfect. Our group included a 4 year old child. THE PLACE: We drove down from Kolkata and reached the place very easily (the lane opposite the 300 years old Tamarind Tree), parked our cars without worry, walked into a dream of a bungalow, and were overwhelmed by the hospitality (superlatively attentive) by the caretakers there that never wavered. Once inside, the river stares right back at you, and it is the most calming backdrop. The flower-and-kitchen-garden is beautifully maintained, and there is a "Glass Room" near the wall (atop which is the view-point terrace in the pictures), which catches you by total surprise. We spend an unexpectedly long time in that room: it's designed to help you unwind completely. The whole place is designed very, very well, for 4 people, with some space to spare. THE INTERIOR: The rooms, like the rest of the property, is very tastefully done up, leaving close to nothing for you to ask for. Wi-Fi is fast, the bathrooms literally sparkling clean and spacious, and the open air dining area opposite the living quarters, with a full view of the garden, doubles as an activity area, including a small hammock! THE EXPERIENCE: To wake up at sunrise, walk out into the tiled and stone-laid garden, and walk up to that gate as the river sits in front of you, boats gliding along it and the wind blowing in your face, is one of the most calming feelings you can get, especially if you are from the city. The air is clean, and the surroundings quiet. THE FOOD: Cooked to perfection. We wanted not too oily or spicy, and we got the best of home cooked food. The portions were more than generous, the caretaker staff dote on you while they serve you the food, and the menu was discussed and locked more than a week prior, so we didn't have to invest a single brain-cell to decide what to eat. Even the evening snacks, which seemed to appear automatically, were delicious! THE HOST: Right from the first contact, Aveek had been super helpful in terms of accommodating our somewhat-demanding requirements, being in constant touch throughout, sending forth navigation and stay details without ever being prompted, and answering every single query. A few days before we were about to set off, we already knew that every arrangement possible had already been made. Thanks to him, we had true peace of mind. Thank you so much, Aveek!”
Welcome to ‘Meghbrishti bari’ our home away from home at Raichak a small town around 50 kms south of the City of Joy, Kolkata. This duplex came into our lives when we were looking for a quiet retreat in the lap of nature to unwind from the mundane daily life and its noisiness. The sprawling lush green lawn, abundant greenery, calm serene surrounding, proximity to the river Ganges, its cool breeze and a secure gated community of villas made it love at first sight.
“Bhaswati’s place is in raichak, a place which looks like a village if you don’t stay inside the beautifully maintained homes of the complex and the radisson properties. We had wanted to see the Ganges close by and took a Toto to visit. We were disappointed with the amount of pollution and squalor- almost the entire stretch of the river banks nearby were dotted with chimneys belting black smoke from brick kilns. So if you want to go sight seeing nearby, you will be disappointed. The inside of the well maintained gated community was almost in another world from the surroundings. Her home was a delight, there were lots of original art, and stylish touches around. The amenities were top class, and the rooms were very clean. The cooks and manager in the property were cordial and genuinely interested in making our stay comfortable. Overall a wonderful experience. Would stay there again!”
Charming two bedroom duplex villa in Ganga Kutir Residency with private garden and access to common swimming pool. Newly built and refurbished, available for short term vacation rental. Perfect for all occasions with the banks of the Ganges just a stone's throw away.
“Darshann has been an amazing host right from scratch :) This is certainly one of the best value for money stay in Raichak , Ganga Kutir ! The entire place is very spacious with a perfect view of the pool , clean rooms and washrooms ! Special mention to Surojit, the caretaker , who has been extremely polite and helpful :) Would surely recommend this place to others for a chilled out peaceful weekend get away ! One suggestion : It would be great if drinking water is made available for guests, perhaps an aquaguard or a mineral water jar with a dispenser :) Overall, i am very satisfied with my stay at this amazing property and would surely give a 5/5 to the host !! Cheers !”