Ambika Kalna [Sabuj deep] 108 siva temple tourism guide

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Ambika Kalna 108 shiv mandir
Ambika Kalna 108 shiv mandir

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Sabujdwip and Ambika Kalna tour details

Sabujdwip island has been developed 75 km away from Kolkata. It’s under the Hooghly district. This island is at the confluence of Hooghly and Behula river, and it’s 2 km long, shaded with various trees like tamarind, Akasmoni, palm, eucalyptus, Arjun etc.

Greenery is all around, and hence the name is the gaps of leaves of the trees. In winter, Sabuj deep picnic spot is ideal. The roads are rows of coconut trees. There is also a children’s park, watchtower. From Sabujdwip Ambika Kalna is just a little distance.

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katwa route details
Katwa route details

Sabujdwip – Train from Howrah

Sabujdwip Island
Sabujdwip Island

Sealdah – 5:35 am (Jagnipur memo) 3hour 25 minutes approx. – Somrabazar.

For Sabjudwip ghat, take van or toto, Sarkari boats(10rupees) are available in the winter, or Small boats are available for crossing the reviver and enjoying riverside with an hourly cost.

Return train from Somrabazar to Howrah- 4:08 pm 4:54 pm Please carry your food because there is no such good hotel. Please note Sabujdwip Ambika Kalna can not be rounded up is the same day.

Our holiday story – How We reached Kalna

We visited Ambika Kalna by train from Howrah. Kalna the historical place is in Purba Bardhaman district of West Bengal. It’s a two hours journey from Howrah; the available train is Katwa local. The railway station’s name is Ambika Kalna.

From the station, we hired a rickshaw and visited all the places within 3 hours and came back in the same way. The rickshaw (nowadays Toto’s are available) charges 200 rs per hour. Please carry food or finished lunch outside of the Kalna station. The best time to go is in the winter season. Bishnupur Mukutmanipur Tour terracotta art is also famous in Bengal.

ambika kalna rajbari photo
Ambika Kalna rajbari

Kalna is just 82 km from Kolkata. It can reach buy Howrah and Sealdah also. Kalna and Santipur are located on either side of Ganga. In 1975 the temple was built by king Burdwan Chitra Sen. In his kingdom, the Siddheswari Debi temple was made, which is the main attraction. Ambika Kalna is a Vaishnav and Shakta pilgrim center.

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Places to see in ambika Kalna – All tourist spots

  • Siddheshwari temple
  • Debi Bhabani temple
  • Sri Gauranga Mandir
  • 108 shiv Mandir Kalna
  • Pratapeswar Shiva Temple

Siddheshwari temple

Siddheshwari Devi temple is dedicated to Devi Ambika, and it is after her that Kalna is also known as Ambika Kalna.

Debi Bhabani temple

The Debi Bhavani temple is established by Bhabendramohan Chowdhury, popularly known as Bhaba Pagla. The temple has beautiful needlework by Bhaba pagla.

Sri Gauranga Mandir

According to rumour Sri Chaitanya/ Nimai comes alive through the idol. Cut from the need tree under which Nimai was born.

108 shiv Mandir Kalna

It was built in 1809, and It is also known as Nava Kailash. The temples are constructed in two circles. One consists of 74 temples, while the other has 34. The temple was made of white marble and the “Shiva linga’s” made with black stone. We can see all the deities from the center of the temple. Terracotta work was found there.

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Pratapeswar Shiva Temple

The temple is also rich in terracotta work. The wall is described the daily activities of the women, and it tales from the Purans.

And others are Krishna Chandra Mandir, Buddhist temple etc.

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Dumurdaha

On the way to Kalna, Dumurdaha can be reached. I have a special interest in this place. Swami Uttamanadaji Maharaj’s ashram is there. It’s called Uttam ashram. The ashram is very near to Dumurdaha station.

He has many ashrams all over India, and it’s the main ashram. Monks stay there. The place is very peaceful. There is also a staying facility for outsiders. Only veg food is allowed in this place. Lots of flower gardens, trees surrounded that place.

The prayer and the arati are very memorable for me. There is a special place for ladies also. There is a very beautiful river just a few feet left. At the time of Sivaratri and Magh Purnima, their calibration is most popular. That time another ‘shishya’ is coming from another location to celebrate the occasion.

Uttamanadaji Maharaj Ashram
Uttamanadaji Maharaj Ashram

Purbasthali / Chupi one day trip from Kolkata

The Purbasthali is the haven for migratory birds. The lake belongs to Burdwan and Nadia. Fishers are interested in boat rent and fishing; they need to keep the lake clean. Every year lots of birds are coming from different locations.

The birds have returned when the temperatures are rising in the lake. There is a picnic spot also. Everything is very disciplined. No loudspeakers are allowed throughout picnics, and huge vehicles are created to park at a distance. It’s a very good one-day return trip from Kolkata in winter.

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purbasthali bird
Purbasthali bird

HOWRAH – SEALDAH – KATWA LOCAL -8 AM- 10:45 am- PURBASTHALI- VAN -CHUPI- SMALL BOAT (2HOURS)8967492608- VAN- PURBOSTHOLI -KATOA LOCAL- 3:55 pm HOWRAH REACH 6:48 pm

JourneyExpenses
Sealdah to Purbasthali by train30
Purbasthali Station to Chupi island by van10
CHUPI boat fair400(100 per head )
Katoa (Purbasthali ) to Howrah – 2525
Total175 (pp)

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Burdwan tour guide

The Burdwan city is located 95 km from Howrah on the bank of the river Damodar. The GT road through the center of the city. On the 24th, Jain Tirthankara started his preaching of Jain religion from the bank of Damodar in this place. He even was born here. So the name, too, was after the Tirthankara Bardhaman to Burdwan.

In 1903 the honour of Lord Curzon, the star of India gate portal, was constructed 1 km away from the rail station. The Curzon gate is a beautiful example of architecture; it’s also called  Bijoy toron by the name of the person who builds it.

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Burdwan Tourist Place

At alamgung, on the way to sadarghat, there is massive Bardhamaneswar shiva situated. The famous Burdwan 108 shiva temple at Nabaghat is just 4 km from the Burdwan station. At the time of Shivaratri, there is a grand fair here. Besides this, in the GT road, the Goalp bag rose garden is there. Kankaleshwari Kali mandir is there also. A little distance away, Talitgarh spread out over an area of 3km. Tourist is enchanted even today by the haya mahalKrishna Sagar lakeManjilbahar where the royal family spent leisure time in the past. Megnath Saha planetarium is there also. Burdwan rajbari is a tourist place. You can reach Burdwan by Sealdah and Howrah by local train.

One special note whenever I thing about Burdwan, I thought about Mihidana, Sitabhog and Saktigarer Langcha.

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3 Comments

  1. Since we’re planning a day-trip and back by car, do you suggest tripping by a car is good (to the places to visit at Ambika Kalna?), or suggested to take riksha?

    Also, in Google Map I found there were two places – Ambika Kalna (rail station) and Kalna – if we hop by car which place we should target to reach? You see I have not enough knowledge about the place at all, so looking for your good suggestion! TY!

  2. Hi santanu,

    All the spot is very near from “Ambika kalna” railway station. Auto or riksha is convenient.car parking might be a problem for all the places because of some narrow road. It will take Maximum 2 to 3hour for visiting all the places. If you have a car then you can go kalna and dumurdaha asram also. If you go with family You can find mental peace over there. Best of luck for your journey. Full day you can utilise. Please ping back after came back. Eager to here your experience.
    Thanks

    Ruma
    (Writing from mobile, please dont mind for typo error)

    1. Thank you very much for your suggestion. We shall go in the family actually, me n my wife and our infant. It was indeed a subject to think whether it’s good to roam by car to those places. After your suggestion, now we are at least sure that it’s better to grab a rickshaw instead. Perhaps we park our car somewhere (although I don’t know where) and take a rickshaw.

      Sure thing, I shall let you know once come back ) and no problem with the typo.

      Thank you!

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