Tarapith Tourism

Tarapith Tourism

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Tarapith Info

  • State: West Bengal
  • Famous for/as: Pilgrimage
Tarapith is a small town, renowned for its temples, located near Rampurhat in Birbhum district of West Bengal. The town is a popular Hindu pilgrimage site and is visited every year by millions of devotees. Tarapith is a village of Sahapur Gram Panchayet and is situated on the banks of the Dwarka River.

The name of the place originated from the sitting place of Goddess Tara.  It is believed that Goddess Tara is present here and the place is one of the 51 Sakthi Pithas, scattered all over India. According to legend, Tarapith is the place where the throat of Sati had fallen, when Lord Vishnu cut the body of Sati into pieces using his Sudarshan Chakra due to the fear that intensive Thandava Nrutham or dance of Lord Siva will destruct the whole world.

Tarapith is popular for its temples, namely Ma Tara Temple and Nalhateshwari Temple. Ma Tara Temple enshrines an idol of the Goddess Tara in the form of Kali Devi. The temple was constructed by Jagannath Ray, of Mallarpur village, in 1225.

Adjoining the temple, there is a cremation ground. The gates of the ground are inscribed with the epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata.  Every year many married women come to this temple to get blessings for a long married life. The Tara Temple is also known as a tantric temple and many tantric rites are performed in the nearby ground.

Tarapith is also known for the Bamakhepa saint. It is believed that Maa Tara once appeared in front of him and bestowed the saint with divine powers.  He had worshipped Maa Tara his whole life and resided in the cremation ground while spending his days as a mendicant. He used to practise Yoga and the Tantric arts. His ashram is also located near the temple.

Nalhateshwari Temple is a nearby tourist attraction. The temple is located in Nalhati, the name of the town was derived from Nalhateshwari temple, the place where the ‘Nala’, the throat of Goddess Sati (Shakthi) had fallen. The temple is dedicated to Devi Kali.

The nearest airport to Tarapith is Kolkata Airport, which is at a distance of 225 kilometres. Kolkata is well connected to many national and international airports. Taxis are available from the airport to reach the place. The nearest railway station is Rampurhat, which is connected to major stations like Howrah and Sealdah. The best time to visit the town is between October and March.

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Tarapith Traveller Reviews

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Rahul Singh

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  • Rahul Singh
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 1 Review
  •  155 readers

"Awesome visit & feeling blessed!"

  • 4.5 / 7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Tarapith is the religious place, its one of the 51 shakti peeth, Ma Tara Temple, is the main Kali temple at Tarapith. Bakreshwar shiva temple - roughly one and half hour from Tarapith ( Shiva temple and Kund (hot water ponds).

Not good Panda's & pandits trying to extract as much money as he can to get inside temple. Good place, could be managed better. Advice - Don't plan more than couple of days. Better to go off-season, else herculean task to get in.
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  • Pranesh
  • Lives in Bangalore
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  • 61 Reviews
  •  269 helpful votes
  •  34061 readers

"Temple adjacent to cremation grounds"

  • 5.5 / 7
  • Posted Jun 30, 2015
Tarapith temple is adjacent to cremation grounds, but cremation grounds is obscured by a busy shopping lane. One has to specifically ask for the cremation grounds as the entry to that is a small lane in-between shops.

Although entry to temple is free but to get a fast darshan, one has to pay Rs. 200/ head to pandas. Evening arati is at 6 pm and it is a different experience as arathi is of tantric type.

Entry to cremation grounds is free, we will find lot of Aghori babas in the cremation grounds. They will be busy in their own sadhanas.
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Koushik Das

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  • Koushik Das
  • Lives in Rampurhat
  • 3 Reviews
  •  10 helpful votes
  •  3614 readers

"A good trip"

  • 7.0 / 7
  • Posted Apr 21, 2015
I went to Tarapith to enjoy the sightseeing spots including maa tara temple with some of my favourite friends in a group. At first we meet together at kashipur bus stop. From there we took a bus and went to tarapith. We landed beside dwaraka river. Then we went to the temple by foot and finally reached there.
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Joy Moulik

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  • Joy Moulik
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 3 Reviews
  •  65 helpful votes
  •  12220 readers

"A beautiful historic place"

  • 5.0 / 7
  • Posted Jul 13, 2014
The Tarapith Temple is a very old historic place which will appeal to all history lovers irrespective of religion and background. The best time to visit this place is early spring or late winter. Luxury as well as budget hotels are easily available at the place. You can visit the Bamakhyapa Ashram, Dwarka River and Bakreshwar Hot Spring at this place.
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Bablu Sharma

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  • Bablu Sharma
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 3 Reviews
  •  34 helpful votes
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"tour of tarapith"

  • Posted Aug 30, 2013
We enjoyed very much over there, and our friends children enjoyed there in a little park in the hotel, we chilled out there in the evening. The room service over there good.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: We all shopped for lots of things.

Activities & things to do: Just hung out.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Through car/train/bus.
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Ghanashyam Mukherjee

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  • Ghanashyam Mukherjee
  • Lives in Kolkata
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  •  25 helpful votes
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"Excellent Tour"

  • Posted Aug 22, 2013
Tarapith is a good place for us to visit goddess Tara Maa. Other than Munda Malinitala is very good and Bharat Sevashram is good place for visit. And finally Atla for famous Bama Khepa oldest house and memories.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food is not good. And sight seen is fabulous.

Activities & things to do: Puja and watch sight seen.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Go to Sealdah or Howrah station and get a train to reach a Tarapith.
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Sourendra Das

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  • Sourendra Das
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  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 5 Reviews
  •  30 helpful votes
  •  9961 readers

"Tarapith temple experience"

  • Posted Jul 25, 2013
Our destination was the tarapith temple,that was very good and we prayed to god.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food of the hotel was medium quality and sight seeing was very good and bought some sweets at cheapest rate.Overall the tour except hotel everything was so good

Activities & things to do: We visited tarapith temple and we were happy and really
enjoyed at tarapith and after one year again we will go but we will be careful to book a good hotel.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: We travelled by train and reserved auto.
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Anirban Sarkar

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  • Anirban Sarkar
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 2 Reviews
  •  16 helpful votes
  •  5514 readers

"Good Trip to Tarapith"

  • Posted Jul 2, 2013
Really good. I and my family are pleased. Each and every moment we enjoyed. My son who was 18 month's old at that point of time enjoyed lot.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: In one word 'awesome'.

Activities & things to do: Anybody can hire a car to go to nearby places like Nalhati or can go for a oneday trip to Massenjore, santinikatan.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: By train from Howrah to Rampurhut. Then from ramputhut to Tarapith by taxi or auto. transportation are available.
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Shankar prasad Chakraborty

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  • Shankar prasad Chakraborty
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  •  16 helpful votes
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"Tarapith the sacred place of dream"

  • Posted May 17, 2013
It is one of the most sacred place in India,The ancient temples that scattered here and there are outstanding and not any words to tell.The rock boards that planted and carved the names of the mortal people are standing as immortal blessing of Maa Kali.The resorts and hotels are anglo-indo style.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Beverages and foods are sumptuous.Room services are excellent.
'Yashoda International hotel and restourent 'is pretty good.Maa tara temple is main and best attraction there

Activities & things to do: Pool Game,Swinging, Grden,Chess game are good.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Any how from Howrah one can go to the destination throw train to Rampurhat.Then vehicle are available like texi,auto,bus etc to the destination.
Strictly restricted things is to avoid unknown persons.
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Ranajib Chakraborty

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  • Ranajib Chakraborty
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 2 Reviews
  •  14 helpful votes
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"tarapith review"

  • Posted Apr 5, 2013
Tarapith is favourite place for Tarapith temple ,(taraMa) , from rampurhat station one can go by autoriksha /trek

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: many food stall and good hotels are there, Tara Maa resturent is good

Activities & things to do: you can vist mandir , give puja to the temple , view side seen, from there another pith that is Nalateswari mandir can be visited

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: from Sealdah you can reach to rampurhat , from there you can reach tarapith by auto / trecker
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