Kalighat Temple

The Kalighat Temple in Kolkata of goddess Kali is 20 kilometers north of Kolkata city, situated on the banks of river Hoogly. It was established in 1847. Kalighat temple is about 200 years old. Kalighat Temple of Kolkata is a significant religious place for the Hindus in eastern India.

This place of religious importance is visited by innumerable tourists as well as worshipers. The temple of Kalighat is regarded as one of the 52 Shakti Peethas of India.

There are few temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and Radha Krishna, sharing the same compound. The items required for worship such as garlands, flowers, sweets and utensils are available in the temple area. Shoes are not allowed inside the Kalighat Temple of Kolkata. This sacred place is visited by thousands of devotees every year.

The temple of Kalighat in Kolkata, West Bengal is open from 8 am to 9 pm. However the ideal time of visiting the Kalighat Temple is either early in the morning or in the late afternoon preferably between 3 to 5. You need not to pay anything to get an entry into the temple compound. One is not allowed to take photographs inside the temple.

Local buses and taxis can be availed to reach the Kalighat Temple of Kolkata. The nearest Metro station is the Kalighat Metro Station.

This age old temple of Kalighat is one of the major tourist sites of the city of Kolkata. So if you are in Kolkata, do not miss to visit the sacred Kalighat Temple of Kolkata.

Last Updated on : 23 October 2012