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Rohan Sen

Rohan Sen5.0/5

5 reviews

Peaceful town

This is only fair to say this Balurghat town is one of the peaceful town that I have ever visited in India . There civic sense is great . A very clean and cultural town . I stayed in a hotel (New Day Night Lodge) there. The hotel is great. Good people . Negligible pollution.

Balurghat Overview

Balurghat is the headquarters of the Dakshin Dinajpur District, which is part of the state of West Bengal. This town is located just few kilometres away from the village of Hili, which is situated near the Bangladesh border. Balurghat is located at an elevation of 25 metres from the main sea level and is situated on the banks of the Atrai River.

The Dinajpur District was split into West and East Dinajpur at the time of Indian Independence. During the implementation of the States Reorganisation Act Recommendations in 1956, West Dinajpur was extended by adding some of the areas of the state of Bihar. On 1st April 1992, this district was again bifurcated into Dakshin Dinajpur and Uttar Dinajpur. The East Dinajpur District, which is known as Dinajpur, is now part of Bangladesh.

Balurghat is appreciated for its clean and unpolluted environment, along with its numerous picnic spots and dense forests. The major picnic spots in the town are Doghachii and Raghunathpur that are easily accessible from the town. The Balurghat Museum is another major tourist attraction, which features varied coins, artefacts, sculptures and ornamental stones.

This town is situated at about 18 km from Khanpur which is also an important tourist destination. Travellers coming to Balurghat can also go to nearby places like Bola Kali Temple and Tapan Dighi Lake. Tourists can travel to the destination by availing flights to Kolkata Airport, which is located at a distance of 311 km from Balurghat.

Balurghat town is connected by road with Kolkata, Siliguri, Maldah and Raiganj, among other places. The railway station in Balurghat is situated towards the west bank of Atrai River. The major railhead is located at Eklakhi Junction, which comes under Maldah District. This railway station is situated at a distance of 79 km from Balurghat and is directly connected with Kolkata. Buses are also available to Balurghat from different cities, including the state capital Kolkata.

The best time to visit Balurghat starts post monsoon, from October through November. Winter months between December and February are also considered suitable for visiting the town.

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Balurghat, West Bengal

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