Top 11 visiting place in Rajpur Sonarpur railway Station road Kolkata
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Top 11 Places to visit Near Rajpur Sonarpur Station road Kolkata
You must wonder how I can find those places in Sonarpur station road. Well, If you go back to the history little, you can notice in every location is some hidden gem. You need to explore them. If you find a one day outing near Kolkata, then this trip is perfect for you. Sealdah to sonarpur distance is 18 km and you can reach within 45 minutes by train.Lets get started.
1. Floating market Patuli in Kolkata
Patuli Floating market is India’s first floating market. It is a state government initiative where various stores have been moved to a lake for construction of a floating market. It is a large lake with many entrances and the whole lake is connected with the wooden bridges. Shops are made of boats and they sell many daily needs, like vegetables, grocery and fruit to fast food. There are public toilet facilities are available.
The opening time is morning to 10 pm. Evening is the Best time to visit here. Entry is free.
By local train from Sealdah, Reach Garia stations, from there take a bus for Patuli floating market
Another choice is by metro get off to the Sahid Khudiram Station from there its just 2 minutes walking distance and from Kavi Subhash, metro station is 2 to 3 minutes by auto/ bus. Third, take the auto from Sonarpur station and reach Garia metro and then change another auto for the floating market.
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2. Tripura Sundari Devi Temple
This is an ancient religious place in Garia. Here goddess Tripura Sundari is worshipped. She is related to Hindu Goddess Kali and Lord Shiva.
The Tripura Sundari temple opening time is 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. and
Reopen at 05:00 pm to 08:00 p.m.
In this temple premises, the priest performs many kinds of rituals like Shraddha, Batsarik, Marriage ceremony, etc.
To reach Tripura Sundari Devi Temple, take an auto from Garia or Sonarpur station to reach Boral and get down to the Maa Tripura Sundari temple stoppage.
3. Narendrapur Ramakrishna mission ashrama
Narendrapur Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama is a branch of Belur Ramakrishna Mission. The mission was established in 1957. The mission is famous for its residential school. It is one of the best schools in India.
Many other educational courses are going on throughout the year. There is a handcuff store and they sell lots of handmade items, incense honey, etc. To reach RK mission, take an auto from Sonapur Station and reach Kamalgazi more. After you can reach by walk or take another auto to reach. You can also reach RKM from Garia metro by auto.
4. Chintamani Kar bird sanctuary
Chintamani Kar bird sanctuary was registered in 1982 as Sonarpur bird sanctuary. In 2005, the Sonarpur bird sanctuary was got the name Chintamoni Kar bird sanctuary. Winter is the best session. At this time plenty of migratory birds gathered here.
An added attraction is Chintamani Kar’s Sculpture Museum. The Entry fee is 50 / -.per person
Chintamoni Kar bird sanctuary opening time
7:00 am to 5:00 pm, in winter
6:00 am to 5:00 pm. In summer
If you are a nature/ bird lover, you should visit this place. Also, you can capture fantastic photographs.
How to reach Chintamani Kar bird sanctuary
Take an auto from Sonarpur station break-in Kamalgazi more, after take Baruipur auto and get down to Rathtala stoppage for Chintamani Kar bird sanctuary. You can get direct auto for Baruipur from Garia/ Kavi Najrul metro.
5. Bipadtarini Chandi Bari Rajpur
Barendrapara Bipadtarini Chandi Bari is the oldest temples in Rajpur. Maa Bipodtarini is another name of Maa Kali. Every year in Diwali a grant festival arranged by the temple committee.
Rajpur Bipodtarini mandir opening time
Bipodtarini mandir opening time is 06:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and
Reopen at 02:30 pm to 05:00 p.m. There Sandhya Arati time is 4 P.M.
Take an auto from Sonapur Station for Rajpur and get down to Bipodtarini mandir stoppage.
Harinavi Banga Natya Samaj is the oldest Bengal drama society In Bengali theatre history. Pandit Ram Narayan Tarkaratna Bengal’s first play writer established this in the year 1862. They played Bengali drama in West Bengal.
Take an auto from Sonapur Station and reach Rajpur. Here you book a ricksha or toto is best for you. Because all the places are known to the local public.
7. 300 year’s old Jora Shiva temple
300 years old Jora Shiva temple in Harinavi is opposite to the House of the Zamindar Nabin Chanda Ghosh. There are two Shiva temples. One temple is renovated by locals peoples. Another is still neglected and many temple parts were destroyed.
8. House of Subhash Chandra Bose
In the South 24 Parganas Kodalia village, a parental house of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose is situated.
The parental house of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose is considered as a symbol of history and heritage. The house is maintained by West Bengal government now. On 23rd January they arrange cultural events.
From Sealdah reached Sonarpur station and take an auto for Rajpur. Fair is 8 rupee and it will take 7 to 8 minutes. From Rajpur fari take an auto and get down Lalbari stoppage. The auto fare is 8 rupee and it will take 5 minutes. From there 5 minutes of walking distance.
9. Sonarpur Arohi club (Bonus)
Sonarpur Arohi is the first mountaineering club in south 24 Parganas, established in1982. Every year, they arrange adventurous Things to do like trekking, mountaineering, a summer trek, Rock climbing, coastal trekking, desert trekking, cycling, ski, etc.
This club is affiliated by IMF, New Delhi.
Sonarpur Arohi Present address
Sonarpur Arohi Sonarpur flyover, Purbachal
Post – Sonarpur Calcutta – 700150
10. House of the Zamindar Nabin Chanda Ghosh
Zamindar Nabin Chanda Ghosh’s residence is situated near Harinavi. The zamindar house was made in 1720–1730. Today one part of the house becomes almost to ruin. Prafulla Chandra Ghosh was the last zamindar of this family, now their tenth generation is leaving in one part of the house. At Zamindar’s time, Durga Puja was worshipped at Durga Dalan. The Durga Dalan still exists. Once a temple was there and every year “Rash Mela” was held in these temple premises.
11. 500 years old kali mandir at gram Kalikapur
This 500 years old Kali temple is made by the Chakrabarti’s family. Every day many devotees are coming. Still today the Chakrabarti family maintains this temple and in charge of the temple.
From Sonarpur, take auto towards Sonarpur Ghasiara or Kalikapur and reached to Gram Kalikapur stoppage, from where the temple is a 10 minute’s walking distance.
Sonarpur Book fair (Bonus)
Now Sonarpur book fair is a very famous event in this locality. Sonarpur book fair is held in every second week of December and continued for a week. In 2018 the book fair happened on 7 December to 16 December. The book fair is organized at the Sonarpur Railway Quarters field beside Sonarpur station. Every year the book fair made with a unique theme every year. There is also an open stage for dancing, drama, singing and a separate place for entertainment parks, food parks, science parks, etc.
Sonarpur Book fair Entry fee is 10 rupees.
Table tennis Sonarpur (Bonus)
If you or your kids love sports then you can join Amiyo table tennis centre. It’s a wonderful place for playing table tennis for the kids. The trainer is Archan Chatterjee. Every year they organize a table tennis tournament for the kids.
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