Hooghly"Take A Trip to The Tribal Beauty"

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    Bandel Church - Bandel Church was built in 1599 by Captain Pedro Tavares. This church was established by Christians, who already outnumbered the Hindus by 1598. By the mid 16th century the Portuguese used Bandel as a port. The original building of the church was burnt down by the Moors in 1632 during the sacking of Hooghly. Gomez de Soto built a new church on the same site in 1660. The keystone of the older church can still be seen along the eastern gate of the church. It has three altars, several tombstones, an organ and a shrine of Mary.

                   

    Imambara - Imambara, built by Hazi Mohammad Mohsin, is situated on the bank of river Ganga in Chinsurah. The construction of the building started in the year 1841 and was completed in 1861. The two storey building consists of several rooms and has a wide entrance, with the main gate flanked by two 80 ft tall towers and a massive clock tower between them. The walls are decorated with texts from Holy Koran and the interior is enriched with marbles, candle and lanterns. The mosque is situated north of the building and in the south there are graves of Mohammad Mohsin and his relatives.

     

    Chandannagar Museum and Indo-French Institute - Chandannagar Museum and Indo-French Institute is an Indo-French cultural centre and museum. It was established in the 19th century by the then French Prime Minister Pompidre and Indian Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri. The centre features various galleries, dedicated to the French East India Company, French furniture, French periodic administration as well as Indian art and crafts. The art gallery and museum was open for public in the year 1956. The museum contains displays regarding the local history of Chandannagar, including the archaeological discoveries in the district since the Gupta period. Besides, the library contains information relating to the French administration in India.

     

    Kamarpukur - Kamarpukur village is located in the Arambagh subdivision of the Hooghly District. It is where Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa was born in the year 1836. The village is about 48 km away from Taraknath Temple, which is connected by road. 5 km to the West is the Jairambati, where Sri Sarada Devi was born. The village bears the sign of ancient prosperity with battered temples, old buildings, ponds and tanks. Between March and April the Manasa festival is celebrated in the Kamarpukur village. During this period devotional choral songs of Hari are sung for three days at a stretch.

     

    Debanandapur - Debanandapur village is the birthplace of Katha Silpi Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay, who was born on 15th September 1876. This village is one of the seven important villages, which formed the Sapta Gram during the Mughal era. The dwelling place of Sarat Chandra is still present there and is frequented by tourists year-round. A library named Sarat Smrithi Pathagar and a museum housing belongings of the famous writer is present there. Four atchala temples of the 19th century can also be found there. Tourists having archaeological interests can visit the old Dol Mancha within the premises. Debanandapur village is located 3 km west of the Bandel railway station. Auto services are available from the station to the village.

     

    Pandua Bari Mosque - Pandua Bari Mosque is a long, low building established in 1300 AD. This masjid is a specimen of the typical brick style of Bengal. The building has dimension of 7041 m by 12.8 m. It has three aisles, with 21 door openings in front and three on the side. The roof has 63 small domes over brick arches resting on stone pillars that are influenced by Hindu architecture. Furthermore, the mosque also has a canopied platform.

     

    Hangseswari Temple - Hangseswari Temple is located in Bansberia in Hooghly district. This 21 m high 19th century temple has 13 towers. The top of each tower is shaped as a lotus flower.  The main deity is made up of blue-neem wood. The five storey idol of Ira, Pingala, Bajraksha, Sushumna and Chitrini follows the structure of a human body. It is located near the Tribeni Railway Station which is on the Howrah-Katwal mainline. From the railway station, tourists can take auto rickshaws and cycle rickshaws to reach the temple.

     

    Antpur Math - Antpur Math was started in Hooghly in 1965 and affiliated in 1986. The centre is situated in the birthplace of Swami Premananda, one of the foremost disciples of Sri Ramakrishna. At this place, young disciples of Sri Ramakrishna under the leadership of Swami Vivekananda took the vow of renunciation. This led to the formation of the Ramakrishna Math. The place is now preserved as Dhuni Mandap. The bass panel adorning the wall of the Mandap shows the nine disciples taking vow sitting around a blazing fire and spending the major part of night meditating. Narendranath is shown delivering an inspiring speech on the life of Jesus Christ.

     

    Shanderswartala Temple - Shanderswartala Temple is the oldest temple in Chinsurah. It is about 5 km away from the Chinsurah railway station. The temple is situated on the bank of the river Ganges, north of the Dutta Ghat. The temple was established by Sidheswar Roychoudhury after the Lingam of Shiva was placed by Digambar Halder in the 16th Century. This Temple has a 'Dhak' made of brass, which was presented by the Dutch Governor of that time and is still used. There is also Durga Temple which was established in the year 1845.

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  • Hotels of Hooghly

    Aqua marina Hotel, Hooghly

    Hooghly Station Road

    Aqua marina Hotel is situated in front of Bay of Bengal with all Sea facing rooms. Aqua marina Drive Inn brings you the ultimate holiday experience for couples, groups, singles and families. An experience affording you t

    1,700.00 Avg/night

    Kamala Guest House, Hooghly

    TN Mukerjee Rd

    Kamala Guest House, Hooghly offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions.It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property

    1,740.00 Avg/night

    Hotel Abhirbhab, Hooghly

    Chak Bazar Road

    Hotel Abhirbhab, Hooghly offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions.It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property is

    1,350.00 Avg/night

    Itachuna Rajbari, Hooghly

    tachuna 

    Itachuna Rajbari, Hooghly offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions.It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property is

    4,220.00 Avg/night

    Circuit House, Hooghly

    Near Mohsin Collage

    Circuit House, Hooghly offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions.It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property is cr

    2,000.00 Avg/night

    Ananda Guest House, Hooghly

    Womens College

    Ananda Guest House, Hooghly offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions.It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property

    1,000.00 Avg/night

    Boudi Hotel, Hooghly

    Hooghly Ghat

    Boudi Hotel, Hooghly offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions.It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property is crea

    1,300.00 Avg/night

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    Bandel Church - Bandel Church was built in 1599 by Captain Pedro Tavares. This church was established by Christians, who already outnumbered the Hindus by 1598. By the mid 16th century the Portuguese used Bandel as a port. The original building of the church was burnt down by the Moors in 1632 during the sacking of Hooghly. Gomez de Soto built a new church on the same site in 1660. The keystone of the older church can still be seen along the eastern gate of the church. It has three altars, several tombstones, an organ and a shrine of Mary.

                   

    Imambara - Imambara, built by Hazi Mohammad Mohsin, is situated on the bank of river Ganga in Chinsurah. The construction of the building started in the year 1841 and was completed in 1861. The two storey building consists of several rooms and has a wide entrance, with the main gate flanked by two 80 ft tall towers and a massive clock tower between them. The walls are decorated with texts from Holy Koran and the interior is enriched with marbles, candle and lanterns. The mosque is situated north of the building and in the south there are graves of Mohammad Mohsin and his relatives.

     

    Chandannagar Museum and Indo-French Institute - Chandannagar Museum and Indo-French Institute is an Indo-French cultural centre and museum. It was established in the 19th century by the then French Prime Minister Pompidre and Indian Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri. The centre features various galleries, dedicated to the French East India Company, French furniture, French periodic administration as well as Indian art and crafts. The art gallery and museum was open for public in the year 1956. The museum contains displays regarding the local history of Chandannagar, including the archaeological discoveries in the district since the Gupta period. Besides, the library contains information relating to the French administration in India.

     

    Kamarpukur - Kamarpukur village is located in the Arambagh subdivision of the Hooghly District. It is where Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa was born in the year 1836. The village is about 48 km away from Taraknath Temple, which is connected by road. 5 km to the West is the Jairambati, where Sri Sarada Devi was born. The village bears the sign of ancient prosperity with battered temples, old buildings, ponds and tanks. Between March and April the Manasa festival is celebrated in the Kamarpukur village. During this period devotional choral songs of Hari are sung for three days at a stretch.

     

    Debanandapur - Debanandapur village is the birthplace of Katha Silpi Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay, who was born on 15th September 1876. This village is one of the seven important villages, which formed the Sapta Gram during the Mughal era. The dwelling place of Sarat Chandra is still present there and is frequented by tourists year-round. A library named Sarat Smrithi Pathagar and a museum housing belongings of the famous writer is present there. Four atchala temples of the 19th century can also be found there. Tourists having archaeological interests can visit the old Dol Mancha within the premises. Debanandapur village is located 3 km west of the Bandel railway station. Auto services are available from the station to the village.

     

    Pandua Bari Mosque - Pandua Bari Mosque is a long, low building established in 1300 AD. This masjid is a specimen of the typical brick style of Bengal. The building has dimension of 7041 m by 12.8 m. It has three aisles, with 21 door openings in front and three on the side. The roof has 63 small domes over brick arches resting on stone pillars that are influenced by Hindu architecture. Furthermore, the mosque also has a canopied platform.

     

    Hangseswari Temple - Hangseswari Temple is located in Bansberia in Hooghly district. This 21 m high 19th century temple has 13 towers. The top of each tower is shaped as a lotus flower.  The main deity is made up of blue-neem wood. The five storey idol of Ira, Pingala, Bajraksha, Sushumna and Chitrini follows the structure of a human body. It is located near the Tribeni Railway Station which is on the Howrah-Katwal mainline. From the railway station, tourists can take auto rickshaws and cycle rickshaws to reach the temple.

     

    Antpur Math - Antpur Math was started in Hooghly in 1965 and affiliated in 1986. The centre is situated in the birthplace of Swami Premananda, one of the foremost disciples of Sri Ramakrishna. At this place, young disciples of Sri Ramakrishna under the leadership of Swami Vivekananda took the vow of renunciation. This led to the formation of the Ramakrishna Math. The place is now preserved as Dhuni Mandap. The bass panel adorning the wall of the Mandap shows the nine disciples taking vow sitting around a blazing fire and spending the major part of night meditating. Narendranath is shown delivering an inspiring speech on the life of Jesus Christ.

     

    Shanderswartala Temple - Shanderswartala Temple is the oldest temple in Chinsurah. It is about 5 km away from the Chinsurah railway station. The temple is situated on the bank of the river Ganges, north of the Dutta Ghat. The temple was established by Sidheswar Roychoudhury after the Lingam of Shiva was placed by Digambar Halder in the 16th Century. This Temple has a 'Dhak' made of brass, which was presented by the Dutch Governor of that time and is still used. There is also Durga Temple which was established in the year 1845.

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