Nadia District of West Bengal at a Glance

About Nadia District :

The geographical boundary of Nadia district comprises Bangladesh in the East, Bardhaman and Hugli district on the West, Murshidabad district on the North and North West and North 24 Parganas towards South and South East. Situated on the main rail route connecting Howrah/Kolkata and New Jalpaiguri(NJP) including parts of North Eastern states, the Nadia district can easily be accessed by rail. Nadia is situated between 22º53? and 24º11? North latitude and 88º09? and 88º48? East longitude and about 390027 Sq Kms. in Area, this Ditrict is linear in shape with orientation of North-South. The District is Approximately 46 ft. above the mean sea level.Nadia remains evergreen with seasonal field crops throughout the year for its plenty of underground water and soil type (new alluvium). Almost all the important crops are profitably grown in this district the economy of which depends mainly on agriculture. Farmers of this district are progressive in mind to adopt new technology for development of agriculture. Nadia district has some important centres of pilgrimage and ancient learning like Nabadwip,Santipur and Mayapur, places of historical interest like Ballal Dhipi,Battle ground of Plassey,Krishnanagar Rajbari,Birth place of Poet Krittibas at Fulia and tourist spots like Bethuadahari Forest and Ghurni.

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Tourist Places :

Mayapur  :

Mayapur is situated on the opposite of Nabadwip across the river Bhagirathi. Some Schools of thought claim this place to be the actual birth place of Lord Sri Chaitanya

The ISKCON temple of A.C.Bhaktivedanta, the Saraswat Adwaita Math and the Chaitanya Gaudiya Math are the important temples at Mayapur. During Holi (DOL) festival Rashyatra Mayapur presents itself as a center of harmony, amity, fraternity and festivity

Ballal Dhipi :

Ballal Dhipi is located near Bamanpukur Bazar on way to Mayapur at a distance of about 25 K.M. from Krishnanagar. The excavation work was started here by the Archaeological Survey of India in the early 1980s, It revealed a unique structural complex covering nearly 13,000 Sq. meters. Centering around a mound (Dhipi) having a height of 9 metres.Ballal Dhipi is located near Bamanpukur Bazar on way to Mayapur at a distance of about 25 K.M. from Krishnanagar. The excavation work was started here by the Archaeological Survey of India in the early 1980s, It revealed a unique structural complex covering nearly 13,000 Sq. meters. Centering around a mound (Dhipi) having a height of 9 metres.
This complex identifies itself with the Vikramsila Vihar. Experts say that this side of Stupa (Vihar) of eighth / ninth century was perhaps a seat of learning and pilgrimage up to the eleventh century.

Krishnanagar :

Krishnanagar is the district headquarters situated on the bank of river Jalangi. Krishnanagar is named after Raja Krishna Chandra Rai (1728 – 1782). The Rajbari built here during the reign of Raja Krishna Chandra Rai is a prominent place of tourist attraction though the remnants of the past glory have been eroded  and only a dilapidated structure of the exquisite places with carving on its inner walls exists today.Krishnanagar is the district headquarters situated on the bank of river Jalangi. Krishnanagar is named after Raja Krishna Chandra Rai (1728 – 1782). The Rajbari built here during the reign of Raja Krishna Chandra Rai is a prominent place of tourist attraction though the remnants of the past glory have been eroded  and only a dilapidated structure of the exquisite places with carving on its inner walls exists today.
Krishnanagar was the birth place of the noted Poet, Composer and Playwright Shri. Dwijendra Lal Roy (1863 – 1913) whose contribution to Bengali Literature needs no mention. The Christian Missionaries attached much importance to Krishnanagar. The Protestant Church was built here during 1840s . The Roman Catholic Cathedral was built in 1898. The origin of famous clay models of Krishnanagar is
Ghurni. The clay model artists of Ghurni have won international repute and fame for their excellence in clay modelling

Districts of West Bengal at a Glance

Districts of West Bengal :

Sr. NoDistricts Name
01Alipurduar
02Bankura
03Birbhum
04Burdwan (Bardhaman)
05Cooch Behar
06Dakshin Dinajpur (South Dinajpur)
07Darjeeling
08Hooghly
09Howrah
10Jalpaiguri
11Kalimpong
12Kolkata
13Malda
14Murshidabad
15Nadia
16North 24 Parganas
17Paschim Medinipur (West Medinipur)
18Purba Medinipur (East Medinipur)
19Purulia
20South 24 Parganas
21Uttar Dinajpur (North Dinajpur)