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Barasat: History, Geography, Tourism, Map

Barasat, a small city located at a close proximity to Kolkata, serves as the headquarters of the district of North 24 Parganas, West Bengal. The city is easily accessible via a number of modes of transportation. The Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, commonly known as the Dumdum Airport, is the nearest airport to Barasat.

Barasat is known for historical places like the bungalow of Lord Hastings, the first Nilkuthi (indigo planterís bungalow), the site where Maharaja Nandakumar was hanged, and so on. The city also houses the site of Titumirís revolt against the English East India Company, the Ferazee Rebellion. Numerous temples of Barasat uphold the cultural heritage of the city. Some of them are the Kamakhhya Temple and Amdanga Kalibari.

The best time to visit Barasat is perhaps during the Kali Puja or Diwali. Held in October or November, the worship of the mother goddess is an important festivity of the city. The whole city is decked up with bright lights and people throng the streets of the city. Another suitable time to visit is the annual fair held as a mark of respect of Hazarat Ekdil Shah, a Muslim saint. Barasat is known for its secular populace and its numerous Hindu ashrams and Muslim dargas. The snake park located at Barasat gives an insight into the different species of snakes found in West Bengal and its surrounding region.

Map of Barasat

 
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