You must wonder how I find those places on Sonarpur station road in West Bengal. Well, If you go back to history a little, you can notice that every location has some hidden gem. You just need to explore them.
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Top 11 Places to Visit Near Rajpur Sonarpur Station road Kolkata
- 1. Floating market Patuli in Kolkata
- 2. Tripura Sundari Devi Temple
- 3. Narendrapur Ramakrishna Mission Ashram
- 4. Chintamani Kar bird sanctuary
- 5. Bipadtarini Chandi Bari Rajpur
- 6. Harinavi Banga Natya Samaj
- 7. 300 year’s old Jora Shiva temple
- 8. House of Subhash Chandra Bose
- 9. Sonarpur Arohi club
- 10. House of the Zamindar Nabin Chanda Ghosh
- 11. 500 years old kali mandir at gram Kalikapur
- Sonarpur to Sealdah bus timetable
- 12. Sonarpur Bookfair
Top 11 Places to Visit Near Rajpur Sonarpur Station road Kolkata
- Floating market Patuli in Kolkata
- Tripura Sundari Devi Temple
- Narendrapur Ramakrishna Mission Ashram
- Chintamani Kar bird sanctuary
- Bipadtarini Chandi Bari Rajpur
- Harinavi Banga Natya Samaj
- 300 year’s old Jora Shiva temple
- House of Subhash Chandra Bose
- Sonarpur Arohi club
- House of the Zamindar Nabin Chanda Ghosh
- 500 years old kali mandir at gram Kalikapur
- Sonarpur Bookfair
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, and they sell many daily needs, like vegetables, grocery and fruit to fast food.
The opening time is morning to 10 pm. But the evening is the best time to visit. Entry is free. The opening time is morning to 10 pm. But the evening is the best time to visit. Entry is free. By local train from Sealdah, Reach Garia stations take a bus for Patuli floating market.
Another choice is by metro get off to the Sahid Khudiram Station from there its just 2 minutes walking distance, and from Kavi Subhash, metro station is 2 to 3 minutes by auto/ bus. Third, take the auto from Sonarpur station, reach Garia metro, and then change another auto for the floating market.
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.
The Tripura Sundari temple opening time is 10:30 am to 12:00 noon. and reopen from 05:00 pm to 08:00 pm.
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.
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 a best school in India.
Many other educational courses are going on throughout the year.
There is a handcuff store, and they sell lots of 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 Chintamoni Kar bird sanctuary. Winter is the best session. At this time, plenty of migratory birds gathered here.
An added attraction is Chintamani Kar’s Sculpture Museum. The Entry fee is 50 / -.per person.
Chintamani Kar bird sanctuary opening time
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. 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 name of Maa Kali. Every year in Diwali, a grant festival is arranged by the temple committee.
Rajpur Bipodtarini mandir opening time
Bipodtarini mandir opening time is 06:00 am to 11:00 am and reopen from 02:30 pm to 05:00 pm. There Sandhya Arati time is 4 pm.
Take an auto from Sonapur Station for Rajpur and get down to the Bipodtarini mandir stoppage.
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 play writer, 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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7. 300 year’s 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 arrange cultural events.
xFrom Sealdah reached Sonarpur station and took an auto for Rajpur. Fair is 8 rupees, and it 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
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 becomes almost too ruin. 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 in these temple premises every year.
11. 500 years old kali mandir at gram Kalikapur
The Chakrabarti family makes this 500-year-old Kali temple. Every day many devotees are coming. Still, today the Chakrabarti family maintain this temple and is in charge of the temple.
From Sonarpur, take an auto towards Sonarpur Ghasiara or Kalikapur and reached to Gram Kalikapur stoppage, from where the temple is a 10-minute walking distance.
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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.
12. Sonarpur Bookfair
Now Sonarpur book fair is a famous event in this locality. It’s held every second week of December and continued for a week. The book fair is organized at the Sonarpur Railway Quarters field beside Sonarpur station. Every year the book fair is made with a unique theme. There is also an open stage for dancing, drama, singing and a separate entertainment park, food parks, science parks, etc.
Sonarpur Bookfair Entry fee is 10 rupees.