Krishnanagar is situated towards the southern part of Jalangi River and is about 118 km from Kolkata. This place is very famous for being the birthplace of the popular reformer of Bengal, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. The city is named after its founder, Raja Krishnachandra.
Krishnanagar is a home to many religious destinations like Mayapur, Nabadwip and Shantipur. It is also popular for the clay products which are specialties of a nearby small village called Ghurni. Krishnanagar is also famous for sweet makers who are known as Moyras or Halwaikars, who make some famous sweets like Sarpuriya and Sarbhaja. One of the biggest celebrations of the place is Jagadhatri Puja.
Some of the major attractions of the city include the College Bhavan, the Public Library and the various monasteries and temples. The Roman Catholic Church is one such attraction that is very popular for its sculptures and architecture. The Jhulan Mela of the Rajbari is quite famous and so is the festival of Baro Dol. Other places of attractions include Bahadurpur Forest, Mayapur, Jalangi River, Murshidabad and Bethua Douri Forest.