Barasat Travel Guide

 

 

 

 

get there and around

Road


From Calcutta,Take V.I.P Road (Najrul Islam Sarani) off Ultadanga (V.I.P.Crossing) to reach Airport Gate No. 1 and take right to Jessore Road (National Highway 34).Barasat is 8 kilometres straight drive from this crossing.

Barasat is a major roadway junction. The NH 34 (initially under the name Krishnanagar Road) goes towards north ultimately to the North Bengal and is the major link between Calcutta and the North-East India.

The Jessore Road (NH 35) leads to Bongaon and ultimately to the Bangladesh border at Petrapole.

The Taki Road leads to Basirhat, Hasnabad and Taki via Berachampa.

The Barrackpore Road links National Highway 35 at Barasat with Kalyani Expressway and Barrackpore.

Rail

Barasat Junction is the railway station, on Bongaon line of Sealdah Station (North Section). This junction is where Bongaon line and Hasnabad-Basirhat line of Kolkata Suburban Railway get separated.

The Barasat - Basirhat Railway line was originally run by Martin's Light Railways. Now it is a section under Sealdah division of Eastern Railways.

Air

Dumdum Airport ( Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport ) is 15 kilometres from Barasat.

 

 

 

places to visit


Bungalow of Lord Hastings, Magistrate of 24 Parganas and area.


Shiva temples


Dakshineswara Temple

 

 


History


In the early nineteenth century, there was a college in Barasat for the cadets who arrived from Europe for the first time to India.From 1834 to 1861, Barasat was the seat of a joint-magistrate, known as "Barasat District". In 1861, the joint magistracy was abolished, and the Barasat District became a sub-division of the Twenty-four Parganas district.

The town has important historical contributions, including historical landmarks such as the first Nilkuthi (establishments of the initial English settlers who started the cultivation of indigo dye), the Bungalow of Lord Hastings, the Bungalows of Magistrates of 24 Parganas and the site of hanging of Maharaja Nandkumar. In 1831 under the leadership of Syed Ahmed and his disciples, Mear Niser Ali or Titumir, Barasat witnessed movements like the Ferazee disturbances against the British dominion in India before the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857.