It’is a small town in North 24 Parganas, close to Kolkata, India and a major connector city with arterial road and rail routes passing through it. In the colonial period, it was a weekend retreat for the elite.
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Places to visit in Barasat
Dakshineswar Kali Temple - Tucked on the banks of River Ganges and overlooking the Vivekananda Bridge, this is among the holiest temples dedicated to Goddess Kali in Kolkata. The temple is spread over 25 acres and notable for its 12 spires. It has a collection of 12 other temples dedicated to Shiva within the complex. The famed guru Ramakrishna Paramhansa achieved his spiritual revelation here.
Nicco Park - It is a family friendly amusement and recreation park located nearby in Salt Lake in Jheel Meel. It has a mix of 35 family and thrill rides and exciting river caves. Children enjoy the rides on the toy train. The Cable car and Eiffel Tower offer a stunning view of the town. You can also enjoy a rain dance at the water park. You can also enjoy multi-cuisine food at the food park offering Bengali, chinese and South Indian fast food options.
Marble Palace - It is an early 19th century mansion and a preserved Neoclassical architectural beauty. It has a vast collection of paintings, antique furniture and elegant chandeliers from the Victorian era. The mansion has a rock garden, lake and a small zoo. Although a private residence, it offers guided tours to the public areas of the house for visitors.
Bally Bridge - It is also known as the Vivekanand Setu and a major road and rail bridge over the holy river Hoohgly. It is a major connector between the city of Kolkata and the hinterland.
Chandraketugarh Ruins - It is located on the banks of river Vidyadhari river and a popular picnic spot. It showcases artefacts dating from the Mauryan and Gupta Period and has been declared as a monument of historical importance by the Archaeological survey of India. You will also get to experience a temple ruin made by notable mathematicians Mihir and Khana.
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