Chandraketu's Fort


Chandraketu's Fort Overview

Ranked 102 of 773 sightseeing in Kolkata
Chandraketu's Fort is actually a site of ruins, which dates back to the 6th century. It is situated at Berachampa village in North 24-Parganas, about 34 km from Kolkata.
It is known for the archaeological excavations that have revealed a prosperous urban settlement. Great insights into the lifestyle of Pre-Mauryan to Pala period can be had from here. Exquisite antiques, brick-slipped ware, pieces of roulette ware, beads, punch-marked and cast copper coins and terracotta breakables of the Maurya, Sunga and Kushana period were found, which are now kept in the museums of Kolkata.
One can walk on the ancient fortified ramparts, now a nice tree-lined path. The fort is immensely vulnerable to pilferage and decay.
The fort site is open to public. Students of archaeology will find this place quite interesting. Hatibagan market and Paresnath Temple are nearby other tourist attractions. This place is worth a visit not only for the archaeological and history buffs, but also casual tourists and family. The fort is easily accessible from Kolkata.
Kolkata city has a plethora of sightseeing options ranging from temples, institutions to gardens and malls. The best time to visit the site will be from October to March.

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