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North 24 Parganas , West Bengal

Barrackpore located in the subdivision of the North 24 Paraganas in West Bengal is a place of great historical significance as the very name suggests. Derived from the word Barracks, this was the first British cantonment ever set up by the East India Company. Earlier it was known by the name of Chanak and has seen several acts of rebellion by the soldiers in out prolonged fight for Independence. The first seeds of sepoy mutiny started right here which gave rise to such a wildfire all over India. One of the populous river towns its mention has been seen as far as the 1st century AD and it surely carries the hallmarks of a very rich and diverse past. The primary industry to be found here is the jute industry with a series of jute mills to be found everywhere. It also has one of the biggest arms factories in the country, supplying rifles to armed forces regularly. One of the most developed parts of Bengal, the proof of it is seen as soon as you reach Barrackpore. One of the most interesting parts of Barrachpore is that it is what you may call truly secular. With people of different castes, creed and religion staying together, this is a corner of our country which can proudly boast of being tolerant and peaceloving. The best time to be here is the Durga Puja where you will see all these people participating and equally enjoying this festival of light, joy and a celebration of good winning over evil. Boastingf of being the birthplace of some very famous people, this town has seen every fight forged for the country’s independence and emerged as a shining example of our independence.

Distance / Time Current Temperature Mean Rainfall Altitude Population Best Times Min Hotel tariff
km / Hrs 17.0°C /63.0°F 140 mm 42feet /km2 Jan-Dec Coming Soon


Places of Interest

  • Mangal Pandey Park

  • Jawaharkunja Garden

  • Gandhi Ghat

  • Gandhi Museum

  • Kali Temple

  • Flag Staff House


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