Barasat"Take A Trip to The Tribal Beauty"

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    Kolkata Metro - Kolkata Metro is the first underground Metro Railway in India. It extends over a length of 22.284 km, from Dum Dum to Garia. It is considered the most convenient mode of transportation to get around the busy city. Kolkata Metro covers all the major populated areas of Kolkata. The Metro Rail is capable of carrying around 2558 passengers per train and provides service at an interval of 5 to 15 minutes. For the convenience of the passengers, the environment within the trains and metro stations is controlled and washed alongwith ventilation, cooled air forced inside.

     

    Dakshineshwar Temple - The Dakshineswar Temple is situated on the banks of the River Ganges, alongside the Vivekananada Bridge and is at a short distance from Barasat. It is considered to be one of the holiest temples and is dedicated to Goddess Kali. The 12-spired temple spans an area of around 25 acres and its courtyard is surrounded by 12 other temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. The popularity of the temple is associated with Ramakrishna Parahamsa, who is believed to have achieved spiritual vision at this temple.

     

    Howrah Bridge - Howrah Bridge, also known as Rabindra Setu, is famous for its marvellous engineering. It is considered one of the busiest cantilever bridges in the world and observes traffic of around one lakh vehicles and innumerable pedestrians. Howrah Bridge is situated on the Hooghly River and connects the city of Kolkata with Howrah. The bridge has immense historical significance, as it was built during World War II. Over the decades, it served as the emblem of Kolkata and even, West Bengal. Presently, the bridge is in the charge of Kolkata Port Trust.

     

    Adayapeath Temple -The Adayapeath Temple is located near the Dakshineswar Temple and is dedicated to Goddess Kali, the presiding deity at the temple. According to legends, the idol of the temple was found by a young Brahmin in Eden Gardens. Though he was worshipping the idol, he was commanded by the Goddess in a dream to immerse it in the Ganges River. He took a photograph of the image and established the temple with that photograph. The other interesting feature of the templeis, that the spire of Adayapeath Temple comprises the symbols of all religions such as the Trident of Shiva, the Cross, the Moon and Star and the Hand Fan. The temple is built of white marble and has an altar built like large steps. The topmost step consists of Radha and Krishna, encircled by the sacred syllable “Om”; the second step consists of the replica of the Goddess Adya and the bottom step consists of the deity of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa seated in a cross legged posture.

     

    Bally Bridge - Bally Bridge or Vivekananda Setu is a major rail and road bridge located across the Hooghly River. It is located about 10 km from Kolkata. This 880 m long multi-span steel bridge was established in 1931. It was built to provide rail cum road link between the Kolkata Port and its hinterland. Bally Bridge joins Barrackpore Trunk Road on the Kolkata side and Grand Trunk Road on the Howrah side. As a rail link, it connects Kolkata’s Sealdah Station to Delhi. It also serves as an important connector to the National Highways NH-2 to Delhi and NH-6 to Mumbai.

     

    Chandraketugarh - Tourists can explore the ruins of Chandraketugarh, located on the banks of the Vidyadhari River, near Barasat. The site was initially excavated in 1956 to 1957 and the ASI declared it as a monument of historical importance. The site contained relics of various historical periods like Northern Black Polished Ware (NBPW) relics, remains from Maurya period and artefacts from Gupta and Kushanas periods. According to some historians, this archaeological site and its surrounding area is guessed to be the place that was referred by the ancient Roman and Greek writers as “Gangaridai”.The small field in front of the ruins is a popular picnic spot. The ruins include a temple built during the period of legendary mathematicians, Khana and Mihir; a mosque that might have been a stupa and a fort built by Chandraketu, the mythical king. The ruined temple is considered to have great historical significance. The four feet thick walls and a flight of stairs are the only remnants of the polygonal structure connected to a square vestibule.

     

    Haroa - Haroa is another small town located near the Chandraketu ruins. It is considered to be the home of the legendary Pir Gorachand. According to legends, the Sun God pleased with Gorachand’s devotion, ordered him to build a mosque at this place. The only condition was that it was to be done in His absence, meaning Gorachand only had a night to complete the mosque. Gorachand and his followers raced against time but could not complete the mosque and even today, it stands incomplete. According to historians, the mosque was built on the ruins of a Buddhist stupa that was established here, at the time of Jesus Christ. The ‘darga’ of Pir Gorachand is situated close to the bus stand. Tourists can also visit Lal Masjid situated near Haroa. The remaining structure includes a 30 ft red wall, ponds on three sides and a banyan tree. For a grand view of the river, a trip to Vidyadhari Bridge can be taken too.

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    Palash Hotel, Barasat

    Jessore Road Chapadali

    Hotel Palash is located at Jessore Road, Barasat, and Kolkata. Hotel Palash, this less expensive hotel lies in close proximity of the bus stand which lies 1 km away from the hotel. If guest is traveling by rail, they can

    1,500.00 Avg/night

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    Kolkata Metro - Kolkata Metro is the first underground Metro Railway in India. It extends over a length of 22.284 km, from Dum Dum to Garia. It is considered the most convenient mode of transportation to get around the busy city. Kolkata Metro covers all the major populated areas of Kolkata. The Metro Rail is capable of carrying around 2558 passengers per train and provides service at an interval of 5 to 15 minutes. For the convenience of the passengers, the environment within the trains and metro stations is controlled and washed alongwith ventilation, cooled air forced inside.

     

    Dakshineshwar Temple - The Dakshineswar Temple is situated on the banks of the River Ganges, alongside the Vivekananada Bridge and is at a short distance from Barasat. It is considered to be one of the holiest temples and is dedicated to Goddess Kali. The 12-spired temple spans an area of around 25 acres and its courtyard is surrounded by 12 other temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. The popularity of the temple is associated with Ramakrishna Parahamsa, who is believed to have achieved spiritual vision at this temple.

     

    Howrah Bridge - Howrah Bridge, also known as Rabindra Setu, is famous for its marvellous engineering. It is considered one of the busiest cantilever bridges in the world and observes traffic of around one lakh vehicles and innumerable pedestrians. Howrah Bridge is situated on the Hooghly River and connects the city of Kolkata with Howrah. The bridge has immense historical significance, as it was built during World War II. Over the decades, it served as the emblem of Kolkata and even, West Bengal. Presently, the bridge is in the charge of Kolkata Port Trust.

     

    Adayapeath Temple -The Adayapeath Temple is located near the Dakshineswar Temple and is dedicated to Goddess Kali, the presiding deity at the temple. According to legends, the idol of the temple was found by a young Brahmin in Eden Gardens. Though he was worshipping the idol, he was commanded by the Goddess in a dream to immerse it in the Ganges River. He took a photograph of the image and established the temple with that photograph. The other interesting feature of the templeis, that the spire of Adayapeath Temple comprises the symbols of all religions such as the Trident of Shiva, the Cross, the Moon and Star and the Hand Fan. The temple is built of white marble and has an altar built like large steps. The topmost step consists of Radha and Krishna, encircled by the sacred syllable “Om”; the second step consists of the replica of the Goddess Adya and the bottom step consists of the deity of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa seated in a cross legged posture.

     

    Bally Bridge - Bally Bridge or Vivekananda Setu is a major rail and road bridge located across the Hooghly River. It is located about 10 km from Kolkata. This 880 m long multi-span steel bridge was established in 1931. It was built to provide rail cum road link between the Kolkata Port and its hinterland. Bally Bridge joins Barrackpore Trunk Road on the Kolkata side and Grand Trunk Road on the Howrah side. As a rail link, it connects Kolkata’s Sealdah Station to Delhi. It also serves as an important connector to the National Highways NH-2 to Delhi and NH-6 to Mumbai.

     

    Chandraketugarh - Tourists can explore the ruins of Chandraketugarh, located on the banks of the Vidyadhari River, near Barasat. The site was initially excavated in 1956 to 1957 and the ASI declared it as a monument of historical importance. The site contained relics of various historical periods like Northern Black Polished Ware (NBPW) relics, remains from Maurya period and artefacts from Gupta and Kushanas periods. According to some historians, this archaeological site and its surrounding area is guessed to be the place that was referred by the ancient Roman and Greek writers as “Gangaridai”.The small field in front of the ruins is a popular picnic spot. The ruins include a temple built during the period of legendary mathematicians, Khana and Mihir; a mosque that might have been a stupa and a fort built by Chandraketu, the mythical king. The ruined temple is considered to have great historical significance. The four feet thick walls and a flight of stairs are the only remnants of the polygonal structure connected to a square vestibule.

     

    Haroa - Haroa is another small town located near the Chandraketu ruins. It is considered to be the home of the legendary Pir Gorachand. According to legends, the Sun God pleased with Gorachand’s devotion, ordered him to build a mosque at this place. The only condition was that it was to be done in His absence, meaning Gorachand only had a night to complete the mosque. Gorachand and his followers raced against time but could not complete the mosque and even today, it stands incomplete. According to historians, the mosque was built on the ruins of a Buddhist stupa that was established here, at the time of Jesus Christ. The ‘darga’ of Pir Gorachand is situated close to the bus stand. Tourists can also visit Lal Masjid situated near Haroa. The remaining structure includes a 30 ft red wall, ponds on three sides and a banyan tree. For a grand view of the river, a trip to Vidyadhari Bridge can be taken too.

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