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Tarakeswar is a town and a municipality in Hooghly District in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is also one of the police stations under Chandannagore subdivision. Tarakeswar is a place of pilgrimage and a centre of the Shaiva sect in West Bengal. 58km away from Kolkata, Tarakeswar can be reached conveniently by train.Tarakeswar is located at. It has an average elevation of 18 metres . It is in the Chandannagore sub-division in Hooghly District of Burdwan Division in the state of West Bengal. It is situated in the middle part of the Hooghly District. The Town is connected both by railway and State Highway. The Town is 48 kilometer from Chinsurah, the District headquarter and 45 kilometer from Chandannagore, the Sub-Divisional Headquarter and 58 km from Kolkata, the State Capital by railway . It is also connected with other urban centers of District with motorable roads.DemographicsAs per 2011 Census of India, Tarakeswar had a total population of 30,947 of which 16,049 (52%) were males and 14,898 (48%) were females. Population below 6 years was 2,685. The total number of literates in Tarakeswar was 23,711 (83.90% of the population over 6 years).India census, Tarakeswar had a population of 28,178. Males constitute 53% of the population (i.e., 14,986) and females 47% (i.e., 13,192). The Sex ratio (i.e. number of female per 1000 males) of population is 880. In Tarakeswar, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age. The gross density of population is 7262 person per Sq.km. Tarakeswar has an average literacy rate of 72%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 78%, and female literacy is 66%.Tarakeswar is in Hooghly District. Plan how to spend your time in Tarakeswar and other destinations in India using our India travel planner.
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