Top 12 visiting places near Rajpur Sonarpur Station Road Kolkata

I find those places on Sonarpur station road in West Bengal. If you go back to history, notice that every location has some hidden gem, you only need to explore them.

It’s a perfect one-day outing near Kolkata. Sealdah to Sonarpur distance is 18 km, and you can reach it within 45 minutes by train.

rajpur sonarpur station road
Visiting place in Rajpur Sonarpur

Top 12 Places to Visit Near Rajpur Sonarpur Station

places to visit in sonarpur map
Sonarpur tourist places map

1. Floating market Patuli in Kolkata

Patuli floating market Kolkata is India’s first floating market. It is a state government initiative where various stores have been moved to a lake to construct the floating market. It is a large lake with many entrances, and the whole lake is connected with wooden bridges. Shops are made of boats, selling many daily needs, like vegetables, groceries, and fruit to fast food.

By local train from Sealdah, Reach Garia stations and take a bus to Patuli floating market.

Another choice is by metro. Get off at the Sahid Khudiram Station; from there, it’s just 2 minutes walking distance, and from Kavi Subhash, the metro station is 2 to 3 minutes by auto/ bus. Third, take the auto from Sonarpur station, reach Garia metro, and then change to another auto for the floating market.

Timings: The opening time is morning to 10 pm. But the evening is the best time to visit.

2. Tripura Sundari Devi Temple

It’s an ancient religious place in Garia. Here goddess Tripura Sundari is worshipped. She is related to Hindu Goddess Kali and Lord Shiva.

In this temple premises, the priest performs many rituals like Shraddha, Batsarik, Marriage ceremony, etc. To reach Tripura Sundari Devi Temple, take an auto from Garia or Sonarpur station to go Boral and get down to the Maa Tripura Sundari temple stoppage.

Timings: The Tripura Sundari temple’s opening time is 10:30 am to 12:00 noon, and it reopens from 05:00 pm to 08:00 pm.

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3. Narendrapur Ramakrishna Mission Ashram

Narendrapur Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama is a branch of Belur Ramakrishna Mission, established in 1957. It has a residential school and is the best school in India. Many other educational courses are going on throughout the year.

There is a handcuff store that sells many handmade items, incense honey, etc. To reach the RK mission, take an auto from Sonapur Station and reach Kamalgazi more. After you can reach by walk or take another auto to come, also reach RKM from Garia metro by auto.

4. Chintamani Kar bird sanctuary

Chintamani Kar bird sanctuary was registered in 1982 as Sonarpur bird sanctuary. In 2005, the Sonarpur bird sanctuary was named Chintamani Kar bird sanctuary. Winter is the best session. At this time, plenty of migratory birds gathered here.

Entry fee: An added attraction is Chintamani Kar’s Sculpture Museum. The Entry fee is 50 rupees per person.

Timing:

7:00 am to 5:00 pm, in winter
6:00 am to 5:00 pm. In summer
If you are a nature/ bird lover, you should visit this place. Also, you can capture fantastic photographs.

How to reach Chintamani Kar bird sanctuary

Take an auto from Sonarpur station, break in Kamalgazi more, take Baruipur auto and get down to Rathtala stoppage for Chintamani Kar bird sanctuary. Or you can get direct auto for Baruipur from Garia/ Kavi Nazrul metro.

5. Bipadtarini Chandi Bari Rajpur

Barendrapara Bipadtarini Chandi Bari is the oldest temple in Rajpur. Maa Bipodtarini is another form of Maa Kali. Every year in Diwali, the temple committee arranges a grand festival.

Rajpur Bipodtarini mandir opening time

Bipodtarini mandir’s opening time is 06:00 am to 11:00 am and reopens from 02:30 pm to 05:00 pm. There Sandhya Arati time is 5 pm. Take an auto from Sonapur Station for Rajpur and get down to the Bipodtarini mandir stoppage.

Bipadtarini Chandi Bari Rajpur
Bipadtarini Chandi Bari Rajpur

6. Harinavi Banga Natya Samaj

Harinavi Banga Natya Samaj is the oldest Bengal drama society in Bengali theatre history, established in 1862. Pandit Ram Narayan Tarkaratna, the famous playwriter, played the first Bengali drama here.

Take an auto from Sonapur Station and reach Rajpur. Here you book a ricksha or toto that is best for you.

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First bengali theatre in kolkata
First Bengali theatre in Kolkata

7. 300 Year Old Jora Shiva Temple

Three hundred years old Jora Shiva temple in Harinavi is opposite the House of the Zamindar Nabin Chanda Ghosh. There are two Shiva temples. Locals peoples renovate one temple. However, another is still neglected, and nature destroyed many temple parts.

8. House of Subhash Chandra Bose

In the South 24 Parganas Kodalia village, a parental house of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose is situated. The parental house of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose is considered a symbol of history and heritage. The house is maintained by the West Bengal government now. On January 23, they arranged cultural events.

From Sealdah reached Sonarpur station and took an auto for Rajpur, which will take 7 to 8 minutes. From Rajpur, take an auto and get down Lalbari stoppage. The auto fare is 8 rupees, and it will take 5 minutes. From there, 5 minutes of walking distance.

subhash chandra bose house
Subhash Chandra bose house

9. Sonarpur Arohi club

Sonarpur Arohi is the first mountaineering club in south 24 Parganas, established in 1982. Every year, they arrange adventurous things like trekking, mountaineering, a summer trek, Rock climbing, coastal trekking, desert trekking, cycling, skiing, etc.

Sonarpur Arohi Present address
Sonarpur Arohi Sonarpur flyover, Purbachal. Post – Sonarpur Calcutta – 700150

10. House of the Zamindar Nabin Chanda Ghosh

Zamindar Nabin Chanda Ghosh’s residence is near Harinavi; it was made in 1720–1730. Today one part of the house is almost ruined. Prafulla Chandra Ghosh was the last zamindar of this family. Now their tenth generation is living in one part of the house.

At zamindar’s time, Durga Puja was worshipped at Durga Dalan. The Durga Dalan still exists. Once a temple was there, “Rash Mela” was held annually on these temple premises.

11. 500 years old Kali mandir at gram Kalikapur

The Chakrabarti family makes this 500-year-old Kali temple. Every day many devotees come. Still, today the Chakrabarti family maintain this temple and is in charge of temple.

From Sonarpur, take an auto towards Sonarpur Ghasiara or Kalikapur and reach the Gram Kalikapur stoppage, from where the temple is a 10-minute walking distance.

Kali mandir Gram kalikapur sonarpur
Kali mandir Gram kalikapur sonarpur

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Sonarpur to Sealdah bus timetable

Kb17 is running from Sonarpur Station to Sealdah Railway station. It takes 1.5 hours to 2-hour approx. If you are in a hurry, you can break down to Garia-Gariahat-Sealdah. But it’s not frequent and sometimes not run.

sonarpur tour from sealdah
Sonarpur tour from Sealdah

12. Sonarpur Bookfair

Now Sonarpur book fair is a famous event in this locality. It’s held every second week of December and continues for a week. The book fair is organized at the Sonarpur Railway Quarters field beside Sonarpur station.

sonarpur book fair
Sonarpur book fair

Every year the book fair is made with a unique theme. There is also an open stage for dancing, drama, and singing and a separate entertainment park, food parks, science parks, etc.

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5 Comments

  1. The floating market sounds really good Ruma, I have always wanted to check out a truly authentic one, and India sounds like the place. Would love to visit it someday.

  2. Hi Ruma,going through your article focused on South 24 Parganas, myself further looking for in detail information regarding some open boundaries,lusture green sceneic beauty of Bengal like Maidan at Central Kolkata, at near by Baruipur, Sonarpur location where communication is available always. Would you please share your insights regarding these particular aspect.

    1. Hi
      Would you please let me know what you are exactly finding? Nowadays Sonarpur, Baruipur are crowded places like Kolkata.

  3. Actually looking for river bank side or riverside area or almost alike area in this location or nearly to address,if any.
    I have heard about Jungle Tent near by Garia Ganga Joyara location which is a open and Surrounded by green ,a pleasant place to visit shortcut from proper Kolkata.But not very sure about that.
    Keen and eager to know if there is any river side there or nearly.
    An open place just filled with Green,or River adjacent to South Kolkata.That is exactly looking for,an open green,if possible riverside, close to nature that distance expected within 25 kilometres by Road Travel.

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