Kalighat Mandir, Kolkata

Kalighat Mandir | One of the best places to visit in Kolkata

LocationKalighat, Kolkata (Map)
Entry Fee & TimingsTimings:- All days of the weak. Entry Fee: No entry fee.
Place TypeTemple, Religious Place
Place visit withFamily, Kids, Friends, Married Couples, Solo, Parants, Siblings
Best time to visitSeptember, October, November, December
Nearest MetroNetaji Bhavan Metro Station (2 KM) Jatin Das Park Metro Station (1 KM) Kalighat Metro Station (1 KM) Rabindra Sarobar Metro Station (2 KM) Taratala Metro Station (2 KM)

About Kalighat Mandir

The history of Kalighat Mandir dates back to ancient times, and it is closely associated with the mythology of Kolkata's origin. Legend has it that the toes of the right foot of the goddess Sati fell at this spot. Over the centuries, the temple has been rebuilt and renovated several times.

Architecture of Kalighat Mandir

The temple's architecture is a blend of traditional Bengali style with intricate artwork. The main idol of Goddess Kali is made of black stone and adorned with gold and silver ornaments. The temple features a classic 'natmandir' (congregation hall) and a 'yagna kund' (fire pit) for rituals.

Interesting facts about Kalighat Mandir

  • The name "Kalighat" is derived from "Kali" (the goddess) and "ghat" (a landing or steps leading to a body of water). It is believed that the temple is situated at the spot where the original toe of Goddess Sati fell.
  • The temple complex houses a small museum showcasing various artifacts related to the temple's history and religious significance.

How to reach Kalighat Mandir

By Road: Kalighat Mandir is well-connected by road. You can hire a taxi, use public buses, or opt for a ride-sharing service to reach the temple.

By Train: The nearest railway station is the Kalighat Metro Station, which is well-connected to the city's suburban railway network.

By Air: The nearest airport is Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata, which is approximately 20-25 kilometers away from Kalighat Mandir.

By Bus: Kolkata has an extensive bus network, and you can find buses that pass near Kalighat Mandir.

Nearby famous places

  • Dakshineswar Kali Temple:- Approximately 12 km away from Kalighat Mandir.
  • Victoria Memorial:- Around 5 km away from Kalighat Mandir.
  • Indian Museum:- Approximately 4 km away from Kalighat Mandir.
  • Howrah Bridge:- About 8 km away from Kalighat Mandir.
  • Eden Gardens:- Around 6 km away from Kalighat Mandir.
  • Belur Math:- Approximately 10 km away from Kalighat Mandir.

Kalighat Mandir FAQs:

𝒜. It is located at Kalighat, Kolkata.

𝒜. Entry fee and timings information of the Kalighat Mandir: Timings:- All days of the weak. Entry Fee: No entry fee..

𝒜. You should visit Kalighat Mandir during September, October, November, December months for best experience.

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