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Nabadwip

Nabadwip, Kolkata
History
Nabadwip is a small town in the district of Nadia, some 120 kms away from Kolkata city. Nabadwip lies to the north of Kolkata and is connected to the city by roadways and railways. The town was the ruled by the Hindu rulers till the reign of Lakshmansena. The begining of the 13th century (year 1200 - 1201) saw the capture of the region by Mohammed Bakhtiyar Khilji. With the victory of the Khilji Muslim rule got established in the region. The region was under the control of Muslim rulers till 16th century. By this time the region continued to be a major religious centre.

Attractions
Nabadwip and the adjoining region of Krishnanagar are important religious sites in the state of West Bengal. The place of Nabadwip constitutes the birth place of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Sri Chaitanya is considered as one of the greatest reformers and religious heads of the region. Sonargouranga, the famous temple holding the golden statute of Sri Chaitanya is the prime attraction in the premises of Nabadwip. Besides Sonargouranga there are a number of temples worth visiting in the town. The Royal Palace, known by the name of Rajbari witnesses a large number of visitors, especially during the festival of Jhulan Mela. Some other attractions include the Roman Catholic Church, College Bhavan, Public Library, Krishnanagar Academy and the Protestant Church.

Accessibility
Buses from Kolkata directly ply to the Nabadwip township. There are special services provided by the ISKCON into the adjoining region of Krishnanagar.
Trains from the Sealdah Railway Station can be boarded, which stop at the Nabadwip Station.
The airports at Kolkata ( domestic and international) are the nearest to the region.


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