Dakshineswar is a renowned place in the city of Kolkata. The
place forms one of the peripheral suburbs of the city of Kolkata.
Located to the extreme north of Kolkata, the sururb happens to be
about 14 kms from the heart of the city. The townsip is connected to
the rest of the city by the Barrackpur Road. The Vivekananda Bridge
further connects the region with that of Howrah city.
Dakshineswar is one of the renowned pilgrim places in Kolkata city.
The Dakshineswar Temple located in the city suburb is the prime
attraction. The temple, built by Rani Rashmani in 1847, with its 12
spires holds the spiritual beauty in the lavish courtyards of the
temple complex. The famous spiritual leader Rama Krishna Parmahamsa
is believed to have achieved spiritual vision in the temple.
Dakshineswar Ramkrishna Sangha Adyapath operates in the region. The
compound contains many orphanages, schools and homes for elderly
people. The organization has been dedicated to the great spiritual
leader. Other than popular tourist attractions the region is
provided with a residential population and adequate number of
Areas Under Dakshineswar
- The region can be accessed from the Kolkata city as well the
adjacent city of Howrah. The Barrackur Road is the major link
road to the region. Inter state and many private buses ply into
- The railways in one more option open to reach the place.
Trains due for the region can be boarded at Dum Dum terminal.
- The nearest airport to Dakshineswar is the one at Kolkata. It
is about 7 kms far from the region.
- Alam Bazar
- Netaji Colony