Kolaghat is a census town situated on the banks of the Rupnarayan River in the Midnapore East district of West Bengal. It is located in the Panskuraâ€“II community development block of the Tamluk subdivision. It is also the headquarters of the Panskuraâ€“II CD block. Kolaghat Thermal Power Station is located here, which is managed by West Bengal Power Development Corporation Limited (WBPDCL), a department of the State Government of West Bengal.
The riverside has become a popular picnic spot and is often crowded with people, particularly during the Christmas and New Year holidays. The town is notable for its Hilsa fish.