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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.


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  • Trains From Sealdah station (Eastern Railways), Main Section, almost all trains stop at Barrackpore. The trip takes around 35 mins. Other routes connect to it through the Sealdah north section.
  • Road You can reach Barrackpore from Kolkata through B.T. (Barrackpore Trunk ) Road. Kalyani Expressway (From Kalyani to Birati) bypasses the Barrackpore outskirts. Nearest point of Belgharia Expressway, which becomes National Highway 6 (NH6) is just 10 kilometer away from Barrackpore.

For travelling withing Barrackpore and vicinity, you may opt several public bus routes, auto-rikshaw service or manual riskshaws. Bus routes are:

  • RT 85 -- Kanchrapara to Barrackpore Court .
  • RT 81 -- Barasat to Barrackpore Monirampur .
  • RT 78 -- Kolkata Esplanade to Barrackpore Court . / -- The Palta to Garia Bus Service , from Palta .
  • RT K9 -- Barrackpore to Garia .
  • RT L20 -- Kolkata Esplanade to Barrackpore Court .
  • RT 78/1 Barasat to Dakshineshwar via Barrackpore Chiriamore, Dunlop
  • RT S32 Howrah to Barrackpore

Also many more buses to Howrah, Solop, Belur (nearby Ruia ), Nilgunge, Habra.

  • Boat The Ferry Services connect it to Srirampore ( Dhobie Ghat ) , Sheoraphuli ( 2paisa Ghat ) and Baidyabati ( Badamtala Ghat ).

Get around[edit]

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Mangal Pandey Park.

Gandhi Ghat.

Gandhi Museum.

Dhobie Ghat.

Mission Ghat.

Indhira Gandhi Water Treatment Plant .


Walk through the Cantonment .

Good churches, mosques, temples scattered.

Many cinema Halls.

Sukanta Sadan.

HAL Office.

Police Ground.

Rani Rashmoni Mandir.

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The place surrounding Barrackpore Railway Station to Chiriamore is the hub of eateries. Dada-Boudir Biriyani is much famed, costing INR 155 for Mutton-Biryani & INR 135 for Chicken-Biryani a plate, located just outside Sukanta Sadan (opp Barrackpore Rly Station). Try a special dish called "Liver Fry" from Dada-Boudi. Chicken Chaap is also delicious.

V-Cafe , just opposite to the Railway Station , serves quality food at a premium.

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.

Drink[edit][add listing]

Ubique Bar is the oldest Bar in Barrakpore.

V-cafe is another Family bar & resurant.

Baadshah is getting famous these days.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

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.

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