Chandraketugarh, Barasat

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Chandraketugarh is an archaeological site located beside the Bidyadhari river, about 35 kilometres (22 mi) north-east of Kolkata, India, in the district of North 24 parganas, near the township of Berachampa and the Harua Road railhead.

Excavation between 1957-68 (conducted by Asutosh Museum of Indian Art) revealed relics of several historical periods, although the chronological classification of the relics remains incomplete.

According to some historians, the Chandraketugarh site and surrounding area could be the place known to ancient Greek and Roman writers as having the same name as the river Ganges (Γάγγης) sometimes referred to as 'Gangaridai'.

Chandraketu's Fort is included in the List of Monuments of National Importance in West Bengal by the Archaeological Survey of India (serial no. N-WB-1).
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  • It's good for it's own beauty but local boys are very bad. They are always there to disturb you. They say you can't take picture of any brick. Can't sit on brick, but they are already seating on it...  more »
  • It’s an archeological site where centuries old Hindu temple was discovered after deep excavation. The place is also known as Varaha Mihir Dhipi where existence of one of the 9 jewels of King...  more »
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  • Very nice place those who love historical sites need to visit once. It's free of cost
  • This is a historical place, located in Berachampa, North 24 Parganas. A beautiful archaeological site, though it needs to be properly maintained. A one day trip is enough to transport yourself to the era of genius Varahamihira and his daughter-in-law Khana.
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