Best visit time: Any time of the year but rainy season is not preferable.
The name Chandannagar is possibly derived from the shape of the bank of the river Ganges which is bent like a half moon (in Bengali, Chand means moon and Nagar implies city). In some old documents the spelling of Chandannagar was Chandernagore which probably came from Chandra Nagar. To mention, Chandra is the Bengali of Moon. Others believe it might have been taken from the flourishing trade and business of sandal wood (Bengali:Chandan) at that time. One more reason behind the name is, in Chandernagore there is a temple of Goddess 'Chandi'. So it might come from there. But earlier people knew the place by the name Farasdanga as it was a French colony (Bengali: Farasi means French, danga means land).
The clock of Bandel Imambara is another sightseeing interest for the tourists. This 100 years old antique clock made of solid brass features letters in Arabic and measures around 3 ton. The Bandel Imambara truly offers visual pleasure with its magnificent structure. The interior of the mosque is decked with several chandeliers, Iranian carpets and the teachings of Koran are inscribed on the wall. The Portugese Church in Bandel built in 1599 is also a must visit for tourists.
Best visit time: Though the climate of Chandannagar is similar to Kolkata, winter with pleasant climatic condition is the ideal time for visiting the place. Chandannagar is also famous for the five-day long Jagadhatri Puja which is held with tremendous fervor and pomp during November every year. You can visit Chandanagar during this time of the year too.
Though most of the sites in Dasghara only house the ruins of the historical structures, still nothing could diminish the attraction of the place. The central attraction of the tourists visiting Dasghara is a temple built in the Mughal era, admired with decorative terracotta work. The oldest construction of the village is the Gopinath Temple, built by a local zamindar called Sadananda Biswas. The temple features five spires and some of its significant terracotta panels are still in good condition. The panel features some notable scenes from the Ramayana, a grand court, performances of the musicians and glimpses of regular life. It is said that this masterpiece is one of its kind in whole of West Bengal.
Nearby attractions:You can arrange a trip to the Tarakeswar temple, Terracotta Panels from Gopinath Temple, Dasghara, Clock Tower, Roy bari, Biswas Mansion, Dasghara.
Best visit time: You can visit Dasgara any time of the year.
Deulti is rich with its heritage and culture. The neighboring village of Deulti called Samtaber is popular among the tourists for being the abode of the famous author Late Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay.
Samta is a village and a gram panchayat in the Howrah district of the Indian state of West Bengal. Samta's history dates back to centuries. During British Raj Samta was ruled by the Roys, who were the Zamindars of the village. The Roys were initially Banerjee, but were later given the title of Roy. The Zamindars were subordinate to the Bardhaman Raj Estate, who were in turn subordinate to the British Empire. A memorial in the remembrance of Ishan Chandra Roy, a member of the Roy family, existed in the village but now is underwater and only a part of it is visible, peeping from the pond's water surface. The Roys still live in Samta. Goddess Shitala is the family deity of the Roys and a temple dedicated to the goddess exists in on a hill in the village. A cluster of the Roy family still lives on that hill.
After India attained independence, Zamindari was abolished and the village was taken over by the Government of India.
Best visit time: The summers are also quite harsh. Winters would be the best time to visit Deulti.
The major attractions of this place are its terracotta temples. The Vishnu and three Shiv temples constructed by Singha Rai family, the zamindars of this place, are the most popular sights. One of the three temples is Rajrajeswari-Shiva terracotta temple, constructed by Pannalal Singha Rai. The walls of this temple are adorned with scenes from Ramayana, Indian mythology, and Radha- Krishna.
Apart from sightseeing, you can watch huge varieties of birds in the village of Darhata. You can also watch the village market that opens weekly, is a spectacle in itself.
Best visit time:you can visit Dwarhatta anytime in the year. In the summers, the green shade of the trees will protect you from the scorching rays of the sun.
The rivers meet here to form a huge expanse of waterbody with towns like Haldia, Geonkhali and Nurpur on their banks. The twinkling lights of these towns viewed from here across the river in the evening is a great experience.
Savor the spectacular sunrise and sunset over the vast expanse of water. Take a walk along the riverside and spend some quality time taking a boat ride on the river. Idling along the river bank and taking lazy village walks are the best things to do here.
It is hardly 80–90 km from Calcutta and there are frequent bus services both private and state-owned (CSTC), from Esplanade, Kolkata. There is an old dilapidated fort, Fort Mornington, built by Lord Clive in Gadiara. The fort was heavily damaged during the devastating flood in 1942. There is a small lighthouse installed in Gadiara.
Best visit time:You can visit Gadiara any time of the year. The evenings are usually cool with winds flowing over the river.
The prime attraction of Garchumuk is the beautiful barrage, popularly called 58 No. gate or Atanna Gate, where 58 lock gates have been built. Visitors flock at the site to view this extensive barrage. Garchumuk also features a nice deer park. You can also spot irrigational canals connecting the rivers Damodar and Hooghly. Above all, it is the breathtaking natural beauty of the river Ganges and its surroundings that fascinate the visitors.
Garchumuk is an ideal picnic spot for the tourists amidst the natural splendor. There are also provisions of boat riding on the river Hooghly at Garchumuk.
Best visit time: Garchumuk is ideal to visit round the year.
Guptipara is a rural town beside the Hooghly River, located between the three districts of Nadia, Hooghly and Burdwan. Due to its geographical significance, it is under the Hooghly-Burdwan Rice belt. And the paddy fields of Guptipara produces the finest rice in West Bengal. But the main attraction is the "Himsagar Aam" (The most tasty mango on Indian soil). Apart from Malda, mangoes of Guptipara have got some national fame.
Guptipara was one of the main places in ancient India where "Sanskrit Toles" and many Pandith lived hear "Pathmahal"one of them place and "Raghu Nath" mondir and Mela was oldest festival,were situated in large numbers, Still someone can find many of the oldest "Punthi"s in the preserved condition in "Sisir Bani Mandir Pathagar" the government library of Guptipara.
Guptipara has always been an interesting place for Bengali & Indian culture, There are several reasons for which The Guptiparans can celebrate. Ratha Yatra, Jagadhatri Puja, Durga Puja, Dol Yatra, Jhapan, Kali Puja & many local festivals including Guptipara Rathayatra.
Best visit time: You can visit Guptipara during anytime of the year.
Rotupara, better to term as a temple city of Bengal, upholds the blend of the two architectural style of temples in Bengal – Ratna (pinnacle) and Chala (sloping roof). The region is famous for housing five temples, three of which have already turned into ruins. You can visit the Mangal Chandi Temple admired with 13 pinnacles, though none of the pinnacles are in decent condition.The fourth temple is a small shrine of Lord Shiva, which was probably built afterwards.
You can visit the temples and the ruined temple sites of the location, which are of major historical importance for their architectural style. Explore the region to locate some other historic terracotta structures.
Best visit time: You can visit the destination any time of the year.
Best visit time: You can visit sukhadia any time of the year.
Bandel (Hooghly- 40 km. from kolkata)
At Bandel there are two railway stations, Hooghly railway station and Bandel Junction. Bandel Junction is an important railway station of Eastern Railway and is a model rail station. The station is situated approximately 40 km from Howrah station on the Howrah-Bardhaman Main Line. The Bandel-Katwa meets the Howrah main line, here at Bandel Jn. Another branch line connects Bandel with Sealdah and Kolkata station via Naihati Junction. An EMU car-shed as well as a goods yard is situated in the neighbourhood of Bandel station.
Earlier, there was a Portuguese settlement at Bandel. The Church and the Monastery were built around 1660 by the Portuguese. Bandel word derived from Portuguese word mast of ship. Bandel Church is one of the oldest Christian churches in West Bengal and a nice Tourism attraction. It is dedicated to Nossa Senhora do Rosário, also known as "Nossa Senhora da Boa Viagem", meaning "Our Lady of the Good Journey". The keystone of an older church with the year 1599 on it adorns the riverside gate of the monastery attached to it.
Best visit time: You can visit bandel any time of the year.
A ship's mast stands in front of the church; it was presented to the church by the captain of a vessel that had encountered a storm in the Bay of Bengal, and its rescue was attributed to Mary. The church has three altars, several tombstones, an organ, and a shrine to Mary.