It is one of the fifty-one Shakti Peethas on the banks of Kopai River.
Kankalitala is about 10 km from Santiniketan. Buses ply on the Bolpur-Labhpur route. Bolpur is the nearest railway station. One can hire a taxi or take a rickshaw from Bolpur. According to mythology, when the dead boby of maa Parvati was cut by Lord Shiva, the waist fell at kankalitala.
Stay at Santiniketan