3 days in Hooghly District Itinerary

3 days in Hooghly District Itinerary

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Chandannagar
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Tarakeswar
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Chandannagar

— 1 night
Chandannagar, formerly spelled as Chandernagore, is a Corporation city and former French colony located about 35km north of Kolkata, in West Bengal, India. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chandannagar Church, get to know the fascinating history of The Strand, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sacred Heart Church. On the next day, stop by Bandel, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hangseshwari Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shrine Basilica Bandel.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Chandannagar visit planning site.

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Chandannagar is an approximately 2-hour car ride. July in Chandannagar sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Tarakeswar.

Things to do in Chandannagar

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Tarakeswar

— 1 night
Tarakeswar is a town and a municipality in Hooghly District in the Indian state of West Bengal. On the 4th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Taraknath Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tarakeshwar Temple.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Tarakeswar trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Chandannagar to Tarakeswar takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Tarakeswar are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Tarakeswar

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Hooghly District travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Walking Areas · Architectural Buildings
Hooghly district is one of the districts of the state of West Bengal in India. It can alternatively be spelt Hoogli or Hugli. The district is named after the Hooghly River.The headquarters of the district are at Hooghly-Chinsura (Chuchura). There are four subdivisions: Chinsura Sadar, Serampore, Chandannagar, and Arambag.HistoryThe district of Hooghly derived its name from the town of Hooghly on the west bank of the Hooghly River about 40 km north of Kolkata. This town was a river port in the fifteenth century.The district has thousands of years of rich heritage in the form of the great Bengali kingdom of Bhurshut. The first European to reach this area was the Portuguese sailor Vasco-Da-Gama. In 1536 Portuguese traders obtained a permit from Sultan Mahmud Shah to trade in this area. In those days the Hooghly River was the main route for transportation and Hooghly served as an excellent trading port.Within a few decades the town of Hooghly turned into a major commercial centre and the largest port in Bengal. Later in 1579-80 Emperor Akbar gave permission to a Portuguese captain Pedro Tavares to establish a city anywhere in the Bengal province. They chose Hooghly, and it became the first European settlement in Bengal. In 1599 the Portuguese traders built a convent and a church in Bandel. This is the first Christian church in Bengal known as ‘Bandel Church’ today.

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