Barrackpore

A prominent sightseeing destination within the administration of North 24 Parganas of West Bengal, Barrackpore spans over a total area of 308.1 sq km. Being enriched with the thrilling historical outbreak of 1857, Barrackpore boasts of an enticing range of touristy appeals.

The world-famous Sepoy Mutiny was originated in the very land of Barrackpore. The world famous revolutionary Mangal Pandey was the prime protagonist who started his protest against the colonial rule from Barrackpore. In fact this one single event has taken Barrackpore to the international pages of history.

Apart from being associated with the 1857 Revolution, Barrackpore is also proud of many other equally enthralling appeals. Some of the outstanding sightseeing corners of Barrackpore are:


  • Gandhi Museum
  • Gandhi Ghat
  • Adyapith Mandir
  • Mandir of Laxmi Narayan
  • Lat Bagan
  • Annapurna Temple
  • Udyan Bati
  • Mandir of Hanumana
  • Prem Chand Sata Barshiki bhawan
  • Nand Kishore Temple


Adorned with scenic beauty, the site of Barrackpore had been a favorite place of many literary and political figures of India. Surendranath Bandopadhaya who contributed significantly towards the national politics of the country had stayed in Barrackpore for a considerable period of time. The house in which he lived is now transformed into Netaji Open University. Also an institute by his name is found in the same premises.

Since Barrackpore charts high on the tourism contours of West Bengal, hence it is obvious that the transportation facility of the place is quite developed. With a well-organized road and rail network, Barrackpore of West Bengal can also be reached through airways. The nearest air terminal of Barrackpore is at Kolkata.

Upholding its historical prestige, Barrackpore pulls thousands of travelers from all zones of the globe round the year.

Last updated on June 6, 2013