Belur Math Overview

Ranked 1 of 13 sightseeing in Howrah

Belur Math is a monastery devoted to Sri Ramakrishna. Formerly, the monastery was known as the Baranagar Math as it was sited at a place called Baranagar. However, in 1899, the monastery was shifted to Belur by Swami Vivekanada, a disciple of Sri Ramakrishna. Belur Math is located just by the side of River Hooghly. Tourists mainly gather at the site to view the architectural style of this Hindu Monastery. 

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Monday - Friday:
5:30 AM -7:30 PM
5:30 AM -7:30 PM
5:30 AM -7:30 PM
Public Holidays:
5:30 AM -7:30 PM

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Reviews and Ratings

Deepika Singh

Deepika Singh5.0/5

3 reviews

Heaven in Kolkata

It's heaven in Kolkata. Very calm place, the environment is peaceful and soothing. Beautiful and lovely environment for couples and lovers. One must visit this place if they get time.

Sreenivasa Mummadi

Sreenivasa Mummadi4.6/5

44 reviews

A must visit place in Kolkata

As you have Akshardham Temple in Delhi its like same in Kolkata. It is a beautiful and spiritual exotic location. I suggest people who visit Kolkata to visit this temple. The construction of Belur Math is really marvellous with a red marble and serene atmosphere makes the place a unique.

Prasenjit Praharaj

Prasenjit Praharaj4.3/5

1 review

Belur Math - Good place to have peace of mind

It is a very good place to visit for peace of mind and for the memory of Vivekananda and others. This place is located near the Holy River the Ganges.

Subham Bhagat

Subham Bhagat4.6/5

1 review

Beautiful place, boating facility

One of the best places to visit in Kolkata. One must visit this place. The place is more beautified due to the presence of river Hooghly. Boating facilities available from Belur Math to Dakshineshwar.

Thulaseedharan Achary

Thulaseedharan Achary4.3/5

230 reviews

A symbol of Unity in Diversity

It is the Head Quarter of Ramakrishna mission on the banks of river Hooghly, founded by Swami Vivekananda in 1897. Its architecture is that of a temple, a church or a mosque, if we view it through different corners, which highlights the principle of ' Unity in Diversity' in India. Along the mutt, there is also a museum. The entire area is calm and quiet and this Ashram stands as a shelter for those who approach for peace and mental solace.

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Abhijit Gupta

Abhijit Gupta5.0/5

284 reviews

A very peaceful place

Belur Math is located on the bank of the river Hooghly opposite to Dakshineswar Temple. It is in Howrah city near Bally. The place is to visited in evening and the sandhya aarti is a must see thing.

Narayana swamy

Narayana swamy4.3/5

3 reviews

Gain inner peace

It would take 2 hours to go and visit the place. It is a peaceful place and you can get mental peace here. This is one of my favorite places.

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