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For all those who are historically inquisitive and have a keen interest in knowing different pieces of information then here is where you will find the same. The place is popular for its contribution in the freedom fight. It is enriched with heritage and natural solace which makes it extra special.

Barrackpore is a city and the headquarters of the Barrackpore subdivision of North 24 Parganas district in the popular state of West Bengal. For all those who are historically inquisitive and have a keen interest in knowing different pieces of information then here is where you will find the same. The place is popular for its contribution in the freedom fight. It is enriched with heritage and natural solace which makes it extra special. There is a lot of history hidden in the boundaries of Barrackpore. The place is known for many freedom fighters who belonged to this place and now have memorials on their name.

Places to visit in Barrackpore

Mangal Pandey Park

The Mangal Pandey Park has been built in the honour of Mangal Pandey who was considered as the first Nationalist to raise his voice against the British oppression. Moreover, he voiced his thoughts and tried to ignite an independence struggle but unfortunately he was captured and hanged by the Britishers on 8th April 1857. And in his honour, there is a statue of him which has been established in the park.

Gandhi Museum

As the name suggests, the Gandhi Museum is a study centre which has five galleries along with a huge library replete with books. The museum mainly contains information related to artefacts related to Gandhi. Here, you will be finding some of the rare books from Gandhi’s collection. Furthermore, there are around 800 photographs of the freedom fighters which are put up here to honour them.

Tarakeswar Temple

The Tarakeswar Temple was built in the 18th century and even houses a lingam in the inner sanctum while the open veranda. What is interesting to know is the fact that this temple is built using pristine white marbles.

Also Read: Ruled by the Pandya rulers, this place was once the capital of Tamil Nadu

Things to do in Barrackpore

Visit Bartholomew Cathedral which is an out and out amazing place to visit. It was built in the year 1847. What is really interesting is that this cathedral has been beautifully structured with gothic architecture. Moreover, visiting this church and praying here will make you feel absolutely great.

Kali Temple is yet another amazing place to visit with your family and friends. The spiritual vibe which this place has is simply amazing. Moreover, this temple was also a place where nationalist leaders used to gather and have their meetings.

Gandhi Ghat was built as a memorial to honour our “Father of Nation”. This ghat is a place where a lot of murals depict the work of Gandhi’s life. Moreover, some of his ashes were also spread here. What is interesting is the fact that this ghat also provides visitors with a mesmerizing view of the Ganga River.

Events and festivals in & around Barrackpore

Poush Mela

It is an annual fair which takes place in Santiniketan in the Birbhum district in the Indian state of West Bengal. As the name suggests, the fair commences on the 7th day of the month of Poush, the fair lasts for a period of three days. Read More...

Durga Puja

Also known by the name of Durgotsava, the Durga Puja is an annual Hindu Festival in the Indian Subcontinent which reveres the goddess Durga. This festival is quite popular in West Bengal, Assam and many other parts of our country. Read More...

Best time to visit Barrackpore

The months from October to March are the best time to visit Barrackpore.

How to reach Barrackpore?

By Air - The nearest airport is Netaji Subhash Chandra International Airport. From there, you would need to take a taxi or some other means of transportation.

By Road - You can easily access Barrackpore via road network.  

By Train - The overall connectivity via train is also quite good. So, if you are planning to visit Barrackpore via train then it would be a convenient option for you.

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