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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.

Get in

Berhampore Court Station or Berhampore bus stand.

By Train

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.

By Bus

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.

  • Krishnath College. Started 3 years before the inauguration of Calcutta University. Built by Krishna Nath Nandi.
  • Barrack Square Army barracks of the British regime. Basically a nearly square shaped field, which has four cannons in the four corners of it and surrounded by army quarters.
  • Karna subarna the Capital of Bengal in the Sashanka Regime. Though there is little to view, but still, it is a historical place.
  • Murshidabad (about 24km from Baharampur): Hazar Duari, Nashipur Palace, etc.
  • Tarapith a Hindu bengali(shaakto) pilgrimage. It is a temple town in Birbhum and the temple was built by 12:14, 6 June 2008 (EDT)Sadhak Bamakhyapa. It is a major Hindu pilgrimage centre, and several thousand devotees visit the temple every day.


Hang around in the riverbank in the afternoon.


  • Kitchen utensils and home decorating show pieces made of Kansa(a copper alloy). Khagrai Kansa is said to be the best in India.
  • Snake Charmer's flute.
  • Once Berhampore was famous for its ivory product.

Also, lots of cottage industry can be observed, which make lot of hand crafts items.


  • Chhanabora--a delicious sweet made of one kind of milk product(Chhana-> uncompressed Panir).

The best sweet in any sweet this urban town has given when you bite it will have a flow of sweet syrup inside it.

  • Mango Specialty of mango of Murshidabad is the variety. Specially planted by the Nababs (Muslim emperor of Murshidabad) from different areas in India and outside.

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.

  • silk cloth

Town Education Facility

A small town but with highly qualified and a wide choice facility for education available in this small town.

There is an uncountable number of primary government and private schools available.

High Schools Iswar Chandra Institution (Considered now one of the best schools for academic and extracurriculum activities, got a very big library with wide collection of books and journals. Only school with NCC Cadets)

Krishnath Collegiate School (Oldest school, made by Raja Krishnath, one of the good schools in the town).

JN Academy Boys High School

Maharani Kasheswari Girls# High School (Built by Maharani, the best girls' school in the town)

Shilpa Mandir Girls High School

Gurudas Tarasundori High School

Mahakali Pathsala Girls High School

Mary Immaculate School (Catholic School, most well-organized school with lots of school activities)

Sree Guru Pathsala Boys High School

Manindra Chnadra Vidyapith ( Build by Maharaja Manindra Chandra)

                                                                 Information Provided; Dr. Arnab GHOSH ROY


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

                                                            Information Provided; Dr. Arnab GHOSH ROY


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