Just about a two hour drive from Kolkata will lead you to a place – a Rajbari more than two hundred fifty years old. Any guesses! Yes, you are right it is Itachuna Rajbari in Hooghly district of West Bengal. A place not so far from Kolkata is a good choice to spend the weekend.
Chandannagar, a former French colony, is just 35 kilometres from Kolkata. It can be reached both by rail and road. Chandannagar became a French colony in the year 1673 and after fifteen years it became a permanent French settlement. Dupleix became the Governor in 1730.
Mahanad Kali Mandir
Mahanad Kali Temple in Chinsurah subdivision of Hooghly district was founded by Krishna Chandra Neogi on the tithi of Krishna Chaturdashi in the day of Ratanti Kali Puja. Ratanti Kali Puja is normally held in the Bengali month of Magh (January-February) ever year.Continue reading Mahanad Kali Mandir
Located about 50 kilometres from Howrah station along the Howrah-Katwa line, is Bansberia. It is close to Tribeni or the confluence of three rivers – Yamuna, Ganga and Saraswati. Bansberia was one of the seven important villages of Saptagram. The other six villages were Kristapur, Basudevpur, Nityanandapur, Sibpur, Sambachora and Baladghati.
Ananta Basudev Temple
Located just 48 km from Howrah, in Howrah-Bandel-Katwa line, there is a station called Bansberia in Hooghly district of West Bengal. Bansberia is a municipal town. The town’s importance is religious owing to its proximity to Tribeni, or the confluence of three rivers – Ganga, Jamuna and Saraswati. Bansberia is famous for two temples – Hanseswari Temple and Ananata Basudev Temple. Both of them are situated in the same temple complex.