Located on the banks of the Hooghly river, the city of Kolkata provides many opportunities for boating and cruising along still waters. You can sail along Serampore, an old Danish colony and disembark at Barrackpore and explore the cantonment area. The quaint town of Kalna can also be reached via a boat and tourists can get down to see some of the most beautiful terracotta temples in the area. Sail upstream to Mayapur and pay your respects at the ISKCON Temple, which seems to almost pierce the skyline. The hamlet of Matiari, lying on the side of the river is another attraction. Here you can witness how brass pots and metal articles are made. Steam ahead to the ground where the Battle of Plassey took place between Robert Clive and Siraj-Ud-Daulah. You can moor at Murshidabad for the night. As you sail further upstream, the next morning, you will reach the beautiful Hazarduari Palace that houses a fine collection of china, paintings, weapons etc. Other stops along the way are Katra Mosque, Nashipara Palace and Katgola Palace. You can also enjoy a quiet boat ride at the Princep Ghat in traditional wooden boats and experience the ghat in all its majesty when it is lit up in the evenings.