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Top 5 Places to visit in Purba Bardhaman, West Bengal

Purba Bardhaman is a beautiful district in West Bengal located at a distance of approximately 2 hours from Kolkata.

The place is bestowed with many beautiful historical spots, temples with unique architectures, and scenic landscapes.

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In this article, you will get to know about the following places in the Purba Bardhaman district,

  1. Burdwan
  2. Kalna 108 Shiv Mandir
  3. Kalna Rajbari Complex
  4. Ujani Shaktipeeth
  5. Chupi Char

Let’s see each of these places in detail…

1. Burdwan

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Burdwan City is a wonderful place in the Purba Bardhaman district, as the city is thriving with rich cultural heritage and beautiful places with stunning architecture.

The historic places and the religious places attract many tourists every day.

Apart from the tourist spots, the city is famous for many sweet shops selling the signature desserts of Burdwan such as the Mihidana, Sitabhog, and Lyangcha.

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Burdwan University in the city is a major educational institute as well.

If you are planning to visit Bardhaman, then don’t miss out on the wonderful destinations of Golapbag, Sarbamangala Mandir, Nababhat 108bshiv mandir complex, and Curzon gate. 

2. Kalna 108 Shiv Mandir

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Ambika – Kalna 108 Shiv Mandir, also known as the Nava Kailash Temple, is one of the holiest places in the Purba Burdwan district of West Bengal.

The place comprises a total of 108 Shiva temples encircling a courtyard.

The temples of the Nava Kailash or the 108 Shiv Mandir are conjoint, with impressive domical structures, which are built out of At-Chala bricks.

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The temples are built in two concentric circles centering a well, the outer arc having 74 temples and the inner circle having 34 temples, depicting a unique numerical combination inspired by the beads of rosary or Rudraksha.

The place is colorful too with extended green lawns in the temple premise itself and The gardens have various vibrant colored flowers enhancing the spiritual ambiance.

Many people come here to experience the tranquil atmosphere and receive blessings from Lord Shiva. 

3. Kalna Rajbari Complex

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Kalna Rajbari complex is one of the top cultural tourism spots in Kalna in addition to the Famous Lalji Mandir and 108 shiv mandir.

The Kalna Rajbari Complex represents the glorious past of Ambika Kalna.

During the 18th century, several glorious shrines were built under the zamindars and Maharajas of Bardhaman.

The blend of the rich cultural aspects and architectural beauty of Kalna Rajbari Complex consists of temples, well-maintained lawns, and gardens.

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The peaceful ambiance of the place makes it an ideal tourist spot.

You can spend an entire day strolling and watching the temple complex consisting of – The Pratapeshwar Temple, Ras Mancha, Pancharatna Temple, Lalji Temple, Vijay Vidyanath Temple, and Krishna Chamdraji temple.

You can also click amazing pictures of these eye-catching temples with stunning architecture.

4. Ujani Shaktipeeth

Ujani Shakti Peeth is one of the popular religious sites located in the Purba Bardhaman district of West Bengal.

It is said that the right wrist of Devi Sati had fallen in this place.

Goddess is worshiped in the form of Devi Mangal Chandika or Mangal Chandi and Vairabh is worshiped as Kapilambar in the sanctum sanctorum or the holy Garbha Griha.

Although this sacred site does not feature any unique architectural features, the atmosphere is filled with serenity.

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Not only do Priests offer oil lamps and flowers every day, but devotees flock to this Maha Shakti Peeth with hopes and wishes in their hearts to convey to Devi maa.

Durga Pujas, Navratri’s, Shivaratri, and Kali Puja are held with splendor in this Adi Shakti Peeth. 

5. Chupi Char

Chupi char, located near Purbasthali, is a famous tourist spot in the Purba Bardhaman district.

This beautiful place holds a special place in the hearts of wildlife lovers and nature enthusiasts.

It is located on the banks of a beautiful Oxbow lake created by the Ganges.

You can spot many migratory birds that visit Chupi Char Pakhiralay or the Lake, especially in the winter.

There are also many orchards & flower gardens, and lush vegetation, typically covering the entire eastern portion of Chupi Char.

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This lake is well-known for its crystal clear water and serene ambiance.

If you love to explore avifauna and wilderness amidst nature, this is the best place to visit.

In the vicinity of Chupi Char, you can also take a short tour of a ruined temple and a few zamindar palaces.

These are some of the popular places to visit in Purba Bardhaman.

You can visit these places with your friends and family for a long holiday or a weekend getaway.

So pack your bag and start planning your trip.

Cover Pic Credits: Amitabha Gupta, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons


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