Barasat (/ˈbɑːrəˌsʌt/) is a suburb on the outskirts of Kolkata, West Bengal India, and is the district headquarters of the district North 24 Parganas. It comes under the area covered by Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority. The town is an important railway and roadway junction. Barasat is also the name of a sub-division in the centre of the city.
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The headquarters of the international Ramakrishna Order.
This a place for those who respect Vivekananda and the Ramakrishna Mission.Apart from the temple,the room where Swami Vivekananda lived and the exhibition centre where belongings and teachings of Sri Sarada and other disciples are preserved are the attractions.The ferry service to Dakshineswar temple is very near.The Ferry rate per head is Rs.10.As this math is located on the shores of Hoogly,evenings in the holidays are generally crowded. Devotees of Ramakrishna can get accommodation at the guest house on prior booking.the premises are closed for visitors from noon to evening 4 pm.
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This connects howrah with Kolkata mainly south Kolkata. To access it has toll plaza. I ply over this bridge everyday. Its a beautiful architecture. Runs parallel to the howrah bridge. You r not allowed to stop while drivin on this bridge . But if you are on a two wheeler or rarely on a four wheeler. 1st make sure uve applied proper break n then spend 1 or 2 min on the bridge may b take a few photos. The view of sunset is beautiful from the bridge if u happen to pass tge bridge at that time. The bridge can also be seen from princep ghat Kolkata a must visit place in Kolkata
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It's hardly a 60km drive from Kolkata. Approach road is very and full of local traffic. You can take either of the two routes - Haroa road from Chinar Park or NH-34 via Badu to Berachampa.
Chandraketu's earthen fort is there no more. Only ancestral remains of Khana & Mihir's house from where Khana used to articulate her sayings is open for tourists. The excavation has been left half done.The fort's graveyard is also closed by govt now, but open for tourists for a quick visit. One can also visit the Peer Gorachand sharif and monster pond in front of it. It's said, Chandraketu offered two Muslim boys (hama & dama) to the monster staying inside the pond to save his province, from where it derived its name.
Overall - a good for a winter stroll for local people, not worth for outsiders. No proper food joints available nearby. Remember to pack your lunch box.
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Excellent restoration work being done by the authorities to spruce up the place. This complex of beautifully carved Terracotta temples in Bengal are unique in India.
While it's not possible to enter most of them, the temple building and premises offer a glimpse into the Bengal style of architecture.
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This is one of the four Bridges spanning the river Hooghly near Kolkata. The other three are the recently constructed Nivedita bridge,Vidyasagar setu or Second Hooghly bridge and the glorious Howrah bridge.
From childhood,I was mesmerized with this bridge,as we used to visit Dakshineshwar,and the long distance trains used to traverse the bridge making a loud 'gommm,gommm...' sound while crossing the river. I used to sit on the banks watching the bridge and the trains on it. Much later when I went to study in a hostel,the same bridge was crossed by me so many times in those trains,that I felt bored,and usually slept throughout the journey.
Recently went to Dakshineshwar again and then crossed Nivedita setu (bridge) for some reason,and felt those childhood memories once again seeing the Bally Bridge
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This holiest Hindu temple situated just beside the river of Ganges . This temple was built in 1855 by Rani Rashmoni Devi. Ramakrishna Paramhangsha Deb was a main priest of this temple. He devotes his whole life to this temple. It is very huge area it has a nice garden in temple area. If you want to visit this temple with less crowd then avoid Saturdays, and try to get there in early morning. Or if you want to see ‘Sandhya Arti’ then reach there on time in evening . This is not not to be missed.
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The Ekante was located by the lake side. The ambience for the meeting with the cloudy weather was Ideal. During the lunch the Betki fish and other local dishes served were well prepared.
A boat ride at the end of the meeting was also very enjoyable. A unique and good experience for conducting a meeting away from the routine conference halls.
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How many years since now, have we been fascinated and charmed by this name ? A hindi bollywood movie by the same name was released in 1958 - years before a majority of the readers of this would have been born !!! Despite the same, the charm, the feelings of seeing something really magnanimous, that of seeing something really different, that of seeing something really exquisite in India, that this bridge emanates still remains. It may be a routine affair for the regular commuters to pass this bridge, but for some people like us, who have been fascinated by this name since birth, it indeed gives a different feeling.
To cap this feeling, I last passed through this bridge at around 11:00 in the night and thus it was not crowded - it appeared like a king presiding over the holy water of river Ganga - still flowing full to both of its banks. Great !!!!
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