Best Sightseeing Places in Dakshineswar
Dakshineswar is dotted with a lot of religious places such as maths & temples.
Dakshineswar Kali Temple:
Sited on the banks of River Ganges (Hooghly), this temple is among the most important
Hindu temples of Kolkata. The presiding deity is Bhavatarini, a form of goddess Kali.
This temple is visited by hundreds of devotees who seek blessings from Ma Kali. It is
the temple from where the saint-philosopher Ramakrishna Paramhansa started his
remarkable spiritual journey. The main temple courtyard is surrounded by 12 other
shrines devoted to Lord Shiva. The respective twelve Shivalingas in the Dakshineswar
temple are – Jatneswar, Yogeswar, Jatileswar, Nakeswar, Nirjareswar, Nakuleswar,
Nareswar, Nageswar, Nandiswar, Jagadiswar, Yajneswar and Jaleswar. The temple
complex also consists of the Radhakanta temple.
It has a big area that has educational & charitable organizations.
Two exclusive bridges 'Vivekananda Setu' / Bally Bridge (previously Willingdon Bridge
estd. 1932) and 'Nivedita Setu', which connect Dakshineswar with the other side of the
river (Bally), are some other places at Dakshineswar.
Other tourist attractions:
Along with 'Adyapeath', there are famous places like, 'Jogoda Satsanga Ashram', 'Sri
Sri Sarada Math Balananda Ashram', 'Alambazar Math' (near Dakshineswar), Gaji Tala,
Kuthi Bari, Nahabat Khana, Room of Sri Ramkrishna and Bakul Tala and various other
temples. So, make some extra time to visit these places during your Dakshineswar
Best Time for Holidaying in Dakshineswar
The best time to visit Dakshineswar is from 'October to March', when you will opportunely
miss the sweaty, suffocating and humid Bengal summer season. In fact, it will be an
excellent time to enjoy sightseeing and other activities. So, make your Dakshineswar
trip planning accordingly.
Must Buy Things from Dakshineswar
There is no much scope of shopping in Dakshineswar as it is more of a spiritual and
religious place in the state of West Bengal. However, you may things of worship,
imitations of the deities, temple pictures, devotional song CDs & DVDs and other
terracotta handicrafts for souvenirs and home decoration. So, enjoy sightseeing and
shopping during your Dakshineswar vacation.
Explore Options to Reach Dakshineswar
Before booking Dakshineswar holiday package, you must be aware of the ways how
you can reach to this beautiful city of Odisha.
The nearest airport is the Kolkata international airport. You can hire taxi or
private cab to reach Dakshineswar from the airport.
The closest railway stations are Dakshineswar (suburban) & Howrah (main
junction) and Dum Dum Metro station. You can hire taxis to reach this place.
Dakshineswar is situated alongside Vivekananda Bridge, about 22 KM from
BBD Bag and 40 KM from Kudghat bus terminus in Kolkata. Local city buses and
metered taxis are readily available from various parts of the city. Along with that, auto-
rickshaws are also available on share-basis. So, choose any of the traveling modes and
enjoy comfortable Dakshineswar travel.