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Famous Cities in West Bengal

Antpur

Antpur is a village in Jangipara community development bloc of the Srirampore subdivision in the Hooghly District in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is around 20 km from Tarakeswar, the famous temple town and railhead for the Sheoraphuli–Tarakeswar section.

Bankura

Bankura is a city and a municipality in Bankura Sadar subdivision of Bankura district in the state of West Bengal, India. It is the headquarters of Bankura district. Bankura district is located in the western part of the state of West Bengal. It is a part of Bardhaman Division of the State and is included in the area known as 'Rarh' in Bengal.

Bidhannagar

Bidhannagar as it is popularly called, is a planned satellite town in the Indian state of West Bengal. It was developed between 1958 and 1965 to accommodate the burgeoning population of Kolkata. It is now a hub of economic and social expansion and is famous as the centre for IT in the city.

Chandrakona

Chandrakona is a town with a municipality in the Ghatal subdivision of Paschim Medinipur district in the state of West Bengal, India. It is a small town. This town is located between Ghatal and Garhbeta. The king – Chandraketu was the founder of the kingdom of Chandrakona. In Ain-E-Akbari it was mentioned as ‘Mana’.

Darjeeling

Darjeeling is a town and a municipality in the Indian state of West Bengal. Darjeeling is the headquarters of Darjeeling district which has a partially autonomous status within the state of West Bengal. It is also a popular tourist destination in India.

Jhargram

Jhargram is a subdivisional municipality in the Jhargram subdivision of Paschim Medinipur district in the Indian state of West Bengal.It is an important city in Paschim Medinipur district of West Bengal, India. It is multi-cultural and cosmopolitan city.

Krishnanagar

Krishnanagar is a city and administrative/district headquarters of Nadia district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Krishnanagar is situated on the southern banks of the Jalangi river.

Murshidabad

Murshidabad is a city in Murshidabad district of West Bengal state in India. The city of Murshidabad is located on the eastern bank of the Bhagirathi, a tributary of the Ganges River. Murshidabad was a town and district of British India, in the Bengal Presidency. In the Mughal period it was the capital of Bengal. The town of Murshidabad is on the left bank of the Hooghly River or main channel of the Ganges.

Arambagh

Arambag is a town and a municipality in Hooghly district in the state of West Bengal, India. It is the headquarters of Arambagh subdivision.

Asansol

Asansol is in Paschim Bardhaman district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is the second largest city in West Bengal after Kolkata.

Barasat

Barasat is a suburb in the outskirts of Kolkata, West Bengal India. It is a part of the area covered by Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority. The town is an important railway and roadway junction.

Barrackpore

Barrackpore is the headquarters of the Barrackpore subdivision in the North 24 Parganas district, and is situated in North Kolkata. The oldest cantonment in India and the Police Training Academy in West Bengal are both located in Barrackpore.

Bolpur

Bolpur Santiniketan is a municipality and subdivision head quarter in Birbhum District in the state of West Bengal, India. Given its proximity to Santiniketan and Sriniketan, it is one of the seats of culture and education in West Bengal.

Dhulian

Dhulian is a city and a municipality in Murshidabad district in the state of West Bengal, India. It is located between the Ganges and the Hooghly canal.

Digha

Digha is a seaside resort town in the state of West Bengal, India. It has a low gradient with a shallow sand beach. It is the most popular sea resort in West Bengal. The entire stretch of the Digha seaface from Old Digha to New Digha is filled with casuarina plantations, which looks beautiful.

Baharampur

Baharampur is a city in the state of West Bengal, India. In 2011, Baharampur was nominated to become a municipal corporation. In earlier days it was known as Brahmapur because many of the Brahmin families settled here. Baharampur is the administrative headquarters of the Murshidabad district.

Bansberia

Bansberia is a town and a municipality in Hooghly district in the state of West Bengal, India. It is under Mogra/ Chinsurah police stations in Chinsurah subdivision. It is at the western end of the Kalyani Bridge, and a part of the area covered by Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority. Bansberia is 4 km from Bandel on the Bandel-Katwa branch line.

Bishnupur

Bishnupur is a town and a municipality in Bishnupur subdivision of Bankura District in the state of West Bengal, India. It is famous for its terracotta temples Bishnupuriya (Malla) Shree Krishna Raslilla and the balucheri sarees.

Chinsurah or Hooghly

Chinsurah is a city in the state of West Bengal, India. It lies on the Hooghly River, 35 kilometres (22 mi) north of Kolkata (Calcutta). It is in the district of Hooghly and is home to the district headquarters. Chuchura houses the commissioner of the Burdwan Range.

Howrah

Howrah or Haora is an industrial city, a municipal corporation in the Howrah district, West Bengal, India. It is the headquarters of the district, and of the Howrah Sadar subdivision of the district. Located on the west bank of the Hoogli River, it is a twin city to Kolkata. Howrah is the second smallest district after Kolkata.

Kalimpong

Kalimpong is a hill station in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is located at an average elevation of 1,250 metres (4,101 ft). The town is set to be the headquarters of the announced district of Kalimpong. The Indian Army's 27 Mountain Division is located on the outskirts of the town.

Mayapur

Mayapur is located on the banks of the Ganges river, at the point of its confluence with the Jalangi, near Nabadwip, West Bengal, India, 130 km north of Kolkata (Calcutta). The headquarters of ISKCON are situated in Mayapur and it is considered a holy place by a number of other traditions within Hinduism, but is of special significance to followers of Gaudiya Vaishnavism as the birthplace of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, regarded as a special incarnation of Krishna in the mood of Radha. It is visited by over a million pilgrims annually.

Raiganj

Raiganj is a city and a municipality in Uttar Dinajpur district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is the headquarters of a district as well as a subdivision. The place oozes heritage. Tradition and a rich past haunt the residents of the 300-year-old town. Even the police station was set up 125 years ago and railway connectivity reached the place 115 years ago.

Dubrajpur

Dubrajpur is a town and a municipality in Suri Sadar subdivision of Birbhum District in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Durgapur

Durgapur is a city in the state of West Bengal, India. City Centre is the central business hub of the city, and is the costliest area of the city. Durgapur Barrage is a dam and a tourist spot on river Damodar.

Haldia

Haldia is a city and a municipality in Purba Medinipur in the Indian state of West Bengal. The Haldia Township is bordered by the Haldi River an offshoot of the Ganges River. The riverside in Haldia is a favorite destination for tourists.

Kalna

Ambika Kalna or simply Kalna is a town, a municipality and headquarters of Kalna subdivision in Purba Bardhaman district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is situated on the western bank of the Bhagirathi. The town is more popularly known as Ambika Kalna, named after a very popular deity, Goddess Kali, Maa Ambika.

Kharagpur

Kharagpur is an important industrial city in Paschim Medinipur district of West Bengal, India. It is the most populated city of Paschim Medinipur district. The first Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT), a group of Institutes of National Importance, was founded in Kharagpur.

Kurseong

Kurseong is a hill station and sub-divisional town in the Darjeeling district of the Indian state of West Bengal. Located at an altitude of 1,458 metres and has a pleasant climate throughout the year. Kurseong is surrounded by a myriad of tea gardens. The tracks of the Darjeeling Toy Train run the length of the town. The train is a favorite with tourists as it is very picturesque.

Nabadwip

Nabadwip is a city in the Municipality in Nadia district in West Bengal, on the western bank of the Bhagirathi river.

Bally

Bally is a town in Howrah District, West Bengal, India.This area is covered by Howrah Municipal Corporation. It is a town of historical importance. Located at the north-eastern tip of the Howrah district, on the banks of the River Hooghly, it is just across the river from the Dakshineswar Kali Temple and near the Belur Math.

Bardhaman

Bardhaman is a city of West Bengal state in eastern India. It is the headquarters of Bardhaman district, having become a district capital during the period of British rule. Burdwan, an alternative name for the city, has remained in use since that period.

Chandannagar

Chandannagar, formerly spelled as Chandernagore is a Corporation city and former French colony located about 35 kilometers (22 mi) north of Kolkata, in West Bengal, India. It is headquarter of a subdivision of same name in Hooghly District. It is one of the 7 municipal corporations in West Bengal.

Cooch Behar

Cooch Behar is the district headquarters of the Cooch Behar District in the Indian state of West Bengal. Cooch Behar is the only planned town in North Bengal region with remnants of royal heritage. One of the main tourist destinations in West Bengal, it is the location of the Cooch Behar Palace and Madan Mohan Temple and has been declared a heritage town. It is the maternal home of Maharani Gayatri Devi.

Jalpaiguri

Jalpaiguri is a city in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is the largest city and the headquarters of the Jalpaiguri district, and the divisional headquarters of the region. The city is located on the banks of the Teesta River which is the second largest river in West Bengal on the foothills of the Himalayas.

Kolkata

Kolkata (also known as Calcutta, the official name until 2001) is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal. Located on the east bank of the Hooghly River, it is the principal commercial, cultural, and educational centre of East India, while the Port of Kolkata is India's oldest operating port and its sole major riverine port.

Midnapore

Midnapore is the district headquarters of Paschim Medinipur district of the Indian state of West Bengal. It is situated on the banks of the Kangsabati River (variously known as Kasai and Cossye). There are conflicting accounts of how the name Medinipur came to be.

Santiniketan

Shantiniketan is a small town near Bolpur in the Birbhum district of West Bengal, India, approximately 160 km north of Kolkata. It was established by Maharshi Devendranath Tagore, and later expanded by his son Rabindranath Tagore whose vision became what is now a university town, Visva-Bharati University.

Purulia City

Purulia City is a city located in West Bengal state, India. Purulia is located on the north of the Kangsabati River and is an important road and railway junction. It is famous for the Chhau dance.

Ranaghat

Ranaghat is a city in the district of Nadia, West Bengal, India. It is situated by river Churni. It is known for its handloom industry, various types of flowers and sweet dishes especially Pantooa made by the famous Jagu Maira. The town has spread up along its borders in all corners recently.

Serampore

Serampore is a famous and historical city in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is the headquarter of the Srirampore subdivision. It is a part of the area covered by Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority.

Shantipur

Shantipur is a city and a municipality in Nadia district in the Indian state of West Bengal. The fort area of this city, also known as Daak Gharh is thought to have been built by Raja Krishnachandra of Nadia. Babla is one of famous place for pilgrims.

Siliguri

Siliguri is a city which spans across the Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri districts in the Indian state of West Bengal. The city is located on the banks of the Mahananda River and the foothills of the Himalayas.

Suri

Suri is the administrative headquarter of Birbhum district in the Indian state of West Bengal, India. Suri is one if those places where religious harmony is found. Some famous temples are situated in Suri. Moumachhi Club has established a Kali temple in Suri, which is unique and grand in this town.

Tarakeswar

Tarakeswar is a town and a municipality in Hooghly District in the Indian state of West Bengal. Tarakeswar is a place of pilgrimage and a centre of the Shaiva sect in West Bengal. Pilgrims visit the Taraknath Temple throughout the year, especially on Mondays. Thousands of pilgrims visit Tarakeswar on the occasions of Shravani Mela.





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