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Situated at a distance of 37 kilometers from Kolkata, this town is famous for its French structures. Chandannagar, formerly a small city and former French colony located 30 kilometers and was known as 'Farasdanga'. It is situated along the banks of river Hooghly. This city has been able to maintain a separate identity different from all other cities and abide by her own characteristics. Chandannagar is connected to Kolkata by railway, roadways and river and it takes about an hour to reach there by car from Kolkata.

Today the main attraction of Chandannagar is ‘Jagadhattri Puja’. It falls one month after famous ‘Durga Puja’ of Bengal. There are almost 80 – 90 Jagadhattri Pujas held in Chandannagar. Chandannagar is famous for cottage industries and lighting arrangement for all puja pandal decorations. The big budget pujas are performed by – Shitaltala, Barabazar, Baghbazar, Palpara, Santan Sangha etc.

To See

  • Nandadulal Temple
  • The Sacred Heart Church (l'Eglise du Sacré Cœur)
  • The Underground House (Patal-Bari) 
  • Ancient temples 
  • Nritya Gopal Smriti Mandir
  • Bhubaneswari Temple
  • Chuti and Digha are two new Amusement park

To Reach

  • By Air - Nearest airport is at Kolkata (Kolkata Airport), which is airlinked with all major Indian and international cities. Chandannagore is only 40 kilometers by road from the airport.
  • By Rail - Local trains from Howrah main line run very frequently. Many important express and passenger trains halt here.
  • By Road - Chandannagore is 37 kilometers by road from Kolkata via Grand Trunk Road or Delhi road. Taxis and private cars in Kolkata are easily available..
  • By Water - West Bengal Surface Transport Corporation operates river services across river Hooghly and also between Chandannagore and Kolkata and Belur.

G-0315, City Centre, Uttorayon
P.O. Matigara, Siliguri, Darjeeling
West Bengal, India - 734010

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