Murshidabad (district) : Baharampur
Baharampur (spelled as Berhampore) is the district town of the district of Murshidabad. BankimChandra has written his epic Anandamath sitting beside the bank of river Bhagirathi.
Berhampore Court Station or Berhampore bus stand.
Start from Sealdah railway station, Kolkata. Take Bhagirathi Express (18:22) or any passenger train going towards Lalgola. It is 186 km away from Kolkata and takes 4.5 to 5.5 h depending upon the train that you catch.
Get into any private or government bus from Dharmatala/ Esplanade(Kolkata) going to or via Berhampore.
This is probably the best urban town of West Bengal.
Hang around in the riverbank in the afternoon.
Also, lots of cottage industry can be observed, which make lot of hand crafts items.
The best sweet in any sweet this urban town has given when you bite it will have a flow of sweet syrup inside it.
Wide range of mangoes from Kohinoor, Rani, Khosba they are awesome and unique in test. A sweet called KHAZA made from sesame, also very popular.
There is a number of liquor bars on the outskirts of the town.
Nowadays, not many tourists comes to this place, but it still has a handful particularly due to its historical value. Tourist are mostly the locals or former Europeans.
British East India Company starts its journey from the place now known as Murshidabad.
The town Berhampore has a wide choice of restaurants and hotels from a budget to luxury.
Samrat Hotel, at NH34, is known as the best hotel and best dine in the town. It can be classified as four-star hotel.
Also, there is Berhampore Lodge in the heart of the city and can take the view of laldighi.
Hotel Mauyr Hotel Whitehouse Hotel Bhaghirathi
contact nos Berhampur tourist lodge (03482)250439 / 259711 Berhampur Lodge (03482)252952 Berhampur Lodge Pvt Ltd. (03482)250500 Royal Hotel (03482)254818/251721