Tourist Spots in Hooghly District [ Bandel church, Imambara, Tarakeshwar Temple, KMDA Park, Aqua Marina, Chandannagar Museum and Indo-French Institute and More]

Hooghly is a district in the Indian State of west Bengal. It is situated at a distance of 40 km to the north of Kolkata. The District is named after the Hooghly River. The Portuguese Sailor Vasco-Da-Gama, was the first European, who is known for Discovering India. Hooghly is the Major Commercial center and the largest port of Bengal. Read this article to know about the best tourist spots in Hooghly District. Beautiful Temples, wonderful park, Bande Church, Hooghly Imambara, Chandannagar Museum and Indo-French Institute these all are the attraction of Hooghly District. Winter is the best time to visiting Hooghly District.

Location Map of Hooghly District

Location Map of Hooghly District

A full list of amazing tourist spots in Hooghly District (West Bengal, India)


Here in this post, I have prepared a full list of tourist spots in Hooghly District. Look at the list of Best spots in below-

Bandel Church:

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Bandel was a port of Hooghly at the time of Moguls and Portuguese. This port is Famous for Bandel Church.  Bandel Church is one of the most ancient and largest church of India.  This Church was constructed under the immediate guidance of Portuguese invaders and serves as a major centre of Christianity in the state of west Bengal in 1600 AD. This Church has been capturing huge area of Hooghly District and it is popular for its artistic Roman style of architecture.  This beautiful Church receives huge numbers of visitors, who come here to search for peace and gathering some historical knowledge.

Hooghly Imambara:

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Hooghly Imambara is situated on the right bank of river Bhagirathi-Hooghly. It is a major religious centre of the followers of Islam and located near Hooghly railway station. The construction of this massive two-storeyed building was started by Mohammedan Ruler Hazi Mohsin in the year 1841 and which was completed in 1861. The most attracting features of this destination is a tall clock tower over the entrance gate. The mosque within the complex has intricate designs and texts from Quran engraved on the wall. The interior of the mosque is decorated with marbles, candles, and hanging lanterns.

KMDA Park:

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KMDA is an excellent and wonderful park of Hooghly District. It is situated near Chandannagr. KMDA Park is the perfect place for both adults and children.  This park is covering 44 acres area in Hooghly and it is popularly known as Wonderland Park. This park of Hooghly is the ideal destination for picnic, relaxing and family gathering. Various types of flowers and beautiful nature of this park make this place beauty. This park is maintained very well by the park authority. Jaga Dhatri puja is the main festival of this place and this time a huge no of visitors come here to see the beautiful arrangement of this festival. Swimming and boating facilities are also available here.

Hangseshwari Temple:

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Hangseshwari Temple is a holy Hindu temple of goddess Hangseshwari or Kali Mata. It is located in the town of Banshberia at the Hooghly District in West Bengal. Banshberia is an industrial town, located between Bandel and Tribeni. This temple was built by Raja Nirshngha Deb Roy too dedicated to his mother Rani Haneswari. An interesting story is present behind this Hangseshwari Temple. One day the goddess Hangseshwari, who came in a dream of Raja Narasingha Deb Roy Mahasay and empress him to make this Temple. The construction of the Hangseshwari Temple with a different architectural style was started by Raja Narasingha Deb Roy and it was completed by his beautiful wife Rani Sankari in 1841. If you come to this spot then you see also another beautiful temple of Ananta Vasudeva beside the main temple.

Tarakeshwar Temple or Taraknath Temple:

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So many attraction are in Hooghly District, Tarakeshwar Temple is one of them. This temple is the hearth of Hooghly District because it receives a huge no of local devotees on a regular basis. This oldest temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple was built in 1729 AD by raja Bharamalla. Tarakeshwar Temple Is built in an ‘Atchala’ structure of Bengal temple architecture with a ‘natmandir’ in front. Everybody believe that if you come to join us the puja of this temple, then god fulfill your all wishes. The best time to visit this temple is the monsoon season as it hosts a grand fair for devotees during this period.

Itachuna Rajbari:

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Itachuna Rajbari is a very oldest Rajbari in Hooghly District. It is situated at the time of ancient period. The other name of this Itachuna Rajbari is “Bargee Danga”. This name given by the Bengali’s to the Maratha warriors. It was built by Shri Safallya Narayan Kundu and it newly constructed by Shri Bijoy Narayan, Grandson of Shri Safallya Narayan Kundu. It was made by bricks and unique structure of this Rajbari receives huge numbers of Visitors. Itachuna Rajbari is also famous for the conservation of the antic collection. Now it is popular as a beautiful Shooting spot.

Sabuj Deep:

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Sabuj Deep is beautiful deep at Balagarh in Hooghly District. It is located in the middle of the Hooghly River. This deep is known as the small island of Hooghly. It is located at a distance of 75 km from Kolkata. This place is magnificent picnic spot or attraction for every tourist. A little park is present in this Island. Spanning over an area of 180 bighas, Sabuj Deep picnic spot is dotted with pine, palm, teak, mahogany and other trees. Boating and ferry facilities are also available here.

Aqua Marina:

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Aqua Marina is a beautiful destination of Hooghly District. It is located near Bandel. Aqua Marina is famous as a water park and resort. This site is the best spot to relaxation. Huge numbers of visitors come here to spend their holidays. Beautiful environment and weather of this destination are too good.

The Wonderworld:

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The Wonderworld is a charming picnic spot of Hooghly District. It is situated at Diyara near Chandannagar beside National highway. Beautiful nature and environment make this place wonder. Boat ride and disco facilities also available here.

Chandannagar Strand:

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Chandannagar Strand is situated in Chandannagar on the bank of Hooghly River. It is one of the most important tourist destination of Hooghly District.  The strand is built along the Hooghly River, lined with trees and lights. This beautiful Strand was made by French style with beautiful architecture. Huge numbers of local visitors every evening come here to spend their time. The scenic beauty of the sunset is the most attraction of this destination.

Danish Cemetery:

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Danish Cemetery is an important tourist destination of Hooghly District. It is located in Serampore on the banks of river Hooghly. The first Bengali Book and newspaper were published from Serampore.  These Cemeteries have the tombs of many important British residents, who lived in Serampore and died here. Once upon a time, it was the center of Danish Colonialism (1793-1834) till the east India company took over in 1845. The house of the Danish Governor, the Roman Catholic Church and St. Olaf Church (1808) still attract tourist, for their architectural excellence.  Now those days it’s maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India.

William Carey Graveyard:

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It is the Tomb of Willam Carey, who was the British Christian missionary, Particular Baptist minister, translator, social reformer and cultural anthropologist. It is located at Serampore in Hooghly District.There is a beautiful garden inside the tomb. Various types of flowers are present in this Spot.

Golokdham:

Golokdham Temple

Golokdham Temple is located at Saldanga village in Hooghly District. It is a very old temple of ancient architecture. The unique structure of this holy temple is the prime attraction for every tourist.

Kamarpukur:

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Kamarpukur is a wonderful tourist Destination in Hooghly District. This place is so special for every tourist because it was the Birthplace of Sri Ramakrishna Dev. It is one of the most important holy places of this district. Three beautiful temple and Swami Ramakrishna’s house is the attraction of every visitors.

Shree Aurovinda Smriti Tirtha:

Shree Aurovinda Smriti Tirtha at night

Shree Aurovinda Smriti Tirtha is located in Hooghly District. A Beautiful house of Shree Aurovinda is the prime attraction of every tourist. Various types of antic collections are present in this house. This

Ram Sita Mandir:

Ram Sita Temple in Hooghly

So many temples are situated in Hooghly District, Ram Sita Temple is one of them. This is a very temple, which is dedicated to Shree Ram and Sita Mata. This temple is famous for its unique structure and door frame.

Patal Bari:

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Patal Bari is a heritage building on the banks of the Hooghly River. It is situated at Chandannagar in Hooghly District. A portion of this Patal Bari is submerged by the Hooghly River. It is a great tourist destination for every visitors and once Rabindranath Tagore, Vidyasagar also came here to visits this spot.

Nandadulal Temple:

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Nandadulal Temple is a biggest Do – Chala temple in Bengal. It is located at Chandannagar Hooghly. This temple was built by Indra Narayan Chowdhury in 1740. The old Nandadulal Temple was destroyed in the time of Palashi war (1757). This Temple newly constructed in the year 2005 by Durga Rani Baral, the widow of late Shankar Sebak Baral. This beautiful temple is a striking example of Bengali architecture.This holy temple was dedicated to Lord Krishna.  Rash yatra, Janmashtami are the main festival of this temple.

Rajrajeshwar Temple:

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Rajrajeshwar Temple is situated at Kotalpur in Hooghly District. This temple is famous for excellent models of the terracotta sculpture. This is an ideal place to see in Bengali Architecture.

Chandannagar Museum and Indo-French Institute:

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Chandannagar Museum and Indo-French Institute is located on the Strand Road, west bank of Hooghly River. It is the heart of Chandannagore. It was established in the 19th century by the then French Prime Minister Pompidre and Indian Prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri. It is a beautiful art gallery of Indo – French cultural based. This museum was open for public in the year 1956. This library has a huge collection of information relating to the French administration in India.

Bari Masjid:

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Bari Masjid also is known as Bari Mosque. It is one of the oldest Mosque in Bengal. The structure of this Mosque like a Minar. Once a 140 feet high tower was a part of the Mosque in Hooghly town but now few parts of this tower destroyed and it became low height tower. Bari Masjid is situated at Pandua in Hooghly District. This Mosque was constructed by the ruler Shah Sufiuddin in the year 1300 AD. Now, this Masjid considers as an attraction of Hooghly District.

Other Places:

Banabithi Park, Antpur Radha Govindjiu Temple, Raghuvira Temple, Serampore Raj Bari, Antpur Math, Rash Behari Research Institute etc.

If you love adventure, so friends don’t waste your time and visit all amazing destination in Hooghly District, which I have already mentioned.

Thank You…….

Amit
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