Barrackpore or Barrackpur is headquarters of Barrackpore subdivision in North 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal. The town was a military and administrative center under British rule, and was the scene of several acts of rebellion against Britain during the 19th century. It is a part of the area covered by Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority.
For travelling withing Barrackpore and vicinity, you may opt several public bus routes, auto-rikshaw service or manual riskshaws. Bus routes are:
Also many more buses to Howrah, Solop, Belur (nearby Ruia ), Nilgunge, Habra.
Mangal Pandey Park.
Indhira Gandhi Water Treatment Plant .
Walk through the Cantonment .
Good churches, mosques, temples scattered.
Many cinema Halls.
Rani Rashmoni Mandir.
The place surrounding Barrackpore Railway Station to Chiriamore is the hub of eateries.
Dada-Boudir Biriyani is much famed, costing INR 110 a plate, located just outside Sukanta Sadan (opp Barrackpore Rly Station). Try a special dish called "Liver Fry" from Dada-Boudi.
West Wind , another good place.
Sona, a good biriyani joint alongside the same route.
There are a lot many eateries just around the station.
Sudama is one such stall, providing variety of Rolls.
There are also several cake/snack shops and Bengali sweet shops.
A new restaurant at dhobie ghat serves good momos.
The Ubique Hotel at the entrance to the Cantonment.
The Orchid at Gushipara.
A couple of small lodges near Disha Eye Hospital.
Malancha, a government guest house, near Gandhi Ghat.