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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 establishments.

  • 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 region.
  • 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.
Areas Under Dakshineswar
  • Belghariya
  • Alam Bazar
  • Netaji Colony

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