It is said that Durgapur Tourist Lodge is the first Tourist Lodge of West Bengal. A number of dignitaries have stayed here from the sixties and seventies. Many celebrities have since frequented the property over the years.
The property was taken over by Jetex Tours and Travels in 1999 and thereafter operated as ‘The Riviera’ . Brand ‘Riviera’ was extremely popular for its delicious food and warm hospitality services. The Damodar Retreat promises to enhance the rich heritage and reputation of this wonderful property tucked away in a timeless hamlet beside the ravishing Damodar.