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Malda Town lies on National Highway 34, and all buses plying from Kolkata to Siliguri in the North will give a halt at Malda. By road it is 300 kms away from Kolkata, the main city of the state of West Bengal. Malda is well connected by Railways. There are some direct trains from the local main station, i.e. Malda Town; connecting Bangalore, Chennai, Bhubaneswar, Kolkata, Dibrugarh, New Delhi,Surat,Mumbai,Nagpur,Visakhapatnam etc. Again all trains travelling from Kolkata to North Bengal and North East, gives a halt at Malda Town. There is a night service train till Malda Town (Gour Express) is a good train. At present, there is no airport, but land has been identified for setting up a new airport.Since July 2012 a Shatabdi Express train (12041/12042)which has statrted running between Howrah and New Jalpaiguri also stops at Malda Town station.This train takes thte shortest time to reach Malda from Kolkata.
Surroundings of Malda Town is of immense importance to the Archiological Dept. of India. All the sites are mainatined by Archiological Survey of India. Some famous spots are :-
Gour - Once the capital of Bengal, and there are in total 5 different spots which can be seen. The original foot prints of Lord Mohammad is preserved here. The entire area is well preserved by ASI, but the road leading to Gour from Malda Town is in a pathetic state.
Adina (Pandua) - A large mosque of the 16th century is build here and Tombs of various Muslim saints are visible here.
Jagjivanpur - A Buddhist heritage site.
Farakka Barrage - Down south of Malda Town is the famous Farakka Barrage, a famous picnic spot, but the view from the other side of the entire Dam will surely give you goosebums. NTPC factory can be viwed from here and one of the NTPC colonies is well managed. A open air restaurant is also available here. On Sundays a lot of employees of NTPC does fishing in the large lake situated here.
Deer Park - Just accross the National Highway from Pandua is a well preserved Deer Park. This is controlled by the Forest Dept, and one can witness migratory birds during winter.
Indo-Bangla Border - Malda Town is situated just 10 kms away from the international Border. Tourists can visit the area during day time, but with prior permission of the Border Security Force. A identity proof should be carried with you at this point.
Malda is a twin town of English Bazar and Old Malda seperated by the River Mahananda. English Bazar is the more modern of the two with almost all Hotels and Restaurants situated here. The District Magistrate Office or Collectorate Office is situated here. Some prominent colleges like Malda College, Malda Women's college,Malda Medical College and Hospital are also situated here. A Children Park named Shubhankar Sishu Udyan is situated just opposite to the Collectorate Office.
Himsagar the best variety Malda Mango.
‘Himsagar’ is a type of Bengal mango that is considered to be one of the most lip-smacking varieties of mangoes available in the market today. However, unlike the market ruler ‘Alphonso’, ‘Himsagar’ is yet to gain popularity abroad. And other types/varieties of mangoes that are available in Malda , which can be bought and gifted
Langra Gopalbhog Khirsapat Phojli Assina Amrapali Lokhonbhog
Malda is famous fo special varieties of mango that are available in summer.Also,there are two special variety of sweets available only in Malda viz. Kansat Chamcham and Rosokadamba.One can try Aamsatwa(sort of mango pulp cake,dried in sun) made from mango,the most famous being that made from Gopalbhog mango. There are a few restaurants and food joints in the city.
Almost all brands of drinks are easily available. Quite a few Liquour shops are available selling varities of drinks. All Hotels serve drinks.