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Wrapped in the interiors of West Bengal, in the Hooghly District, is the small yet significant town of Chandan Nagar. This small town which could have been in place of present day Kolkata, had history gone as planned, has the most unique and formidable history in perhaps all of India.
Chandan Nagar was first under the rule of the Nawabs, then the reigns shifted to the French. With the arrival of the British, Chandan Nagar changed thrones many times between French and British until finally it merged with the State of West Bengal at the time of independence. Owing to a turbulent and colorful history, Chandan Nagar has traces of various national and foreign influences. A trip to this small town isn't just relaxing and calming, it's like seeing a bit of past in the future.
- Must visit in November, because it is the month when Jaghdharti Pooja is held in Chandan Nagar with much go. It is the time when the whole city is set ablaze with lights and candles and flowers. All the temples have Prayer Services for most parts of the day and throngs of eager tourists and devotees arrive here at the time.
Peaceful place. Has various tourist places nearby.
No adventures. Unpredictable weather during monsoons. Scorching heat in summers. Lack of good hotels.
Nice place for history lovers and those who want to know about different styles of architecture particularly French style. Great place for sweet lovers.
There is no airport in Chandannagar. The nearest one is in Kolkata which is located at a distance of around 52 km. The airport is easily accessible and from there, you can hire a taxi to reach the ... (Read More)
I want to stay just near by to Chandan Nagar rail station. is there any good hotel but a bit cheap. I just want to spend a night with my parents . I have never been there . please help and how can I go to Chandan Nagar from Chitpur station? please guide me
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