BarrackporeSoutheast Bengal. It is part of the Northern fringes of Kolkata.
- Trains From Sealdah station (Eastern Railways), Main Section, almost all trains stop at Barrackpore. The trip takes around 35 mins. Other routes connect to it through the Sealdah north section.
- Road You can reach Barrackpore from Kolkata through B.T. (Barrackpore Trunk ) Road. Kalyani Expressway (From Kalyani to Birati) bypasses the Barrackpore outskirts. Nearest point of Belgharia Expressway, which becomes National Highway 6 (NH6) is just 10 kilometer away from Barrackpore.
- Boat The Ferry Services connect it to Srirampore (Dhobie Ghat), Sheoraphuli (2 paisa Ghat) and Baidyabati (Badamtala Ghat).
For travelling within Barrackpore and vicinity, you may opt several public bus routes, auto-rikshaw service or manual rikshaws. Bus routes are:
RT 85—Kanchrapara to Barrackpore Court.
RT 81—Barasat to Barrackpore Monirampur.
RT 78—Kolkata Esplanade to Barrackpore Court.
RT—The Palta to Garia Bus Service, from Palta.
RT K9—Barrackpore to Garia.
RT L20—Kolkata Esplanade to Barrackpore Court.
Also many more buses to Howrah, Solop, Belur (nearby Ruia ), Nilgunge, Habra.
Babaji GhatConnects to Dui Paisar Ghat, Sheoraphuli
Barrackpore railway station
Dhobi Ghataddress: BarrackporeConnects to Jugol Acharya Ghat at Srirampur
Du Paisar Ghataddress: BarrackporeConnects to Sheoraphuli Ghat
Annapurna MandirThe Navratna Annapurna Mandir is a replica of the Dakshineswar Kali temple.
Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalay
Lady Canning's graveaddress: LatbaganLady Canning, who died in 1861, was buried at Barrackpore. She remains fresh in the Bengali mind with a popular sweetmeat, ladykeni, named after her. There is a statue of Lord Canning nearby.
Mangal Pandey Park
Mangal Pandey's hanging spot
St. Bartholomew's CathedralBuilt in 1831. One of the best in terms of architecture amongst the churches built during the British period.
Surendranath Banerjee's houseSurendranath Banerjee used to live here. Mahatma Gandhi met him in this house several times.
The place surrounding Barrackpore Railway Station to Chiriamore is the hub of eateries.
Dada Boudi Biriyaniphone: +91 98313 18010address: Calcuta, 1, Ghoshpara Rda much hyped Biriyani joint costing ₹160-₹200 a plate (Chicken/Mutton), located just outside Sukanta Sadan. Try a special dish called "Liver Fry" from Dada-Boudi. Be prepared to wait in the queue.
- Dhaka Biriyani is a newly opened one which serves standard Biriyani at the same price of Dada Boudi but the ambiance is better and the crowd is lesser.
- Jelua's - a very ancient sweet shop just opposite the Rly station. Famous for its Rabri and Kachuri. One is sure to miss this place since it is very old and shabby looking.
- Sona, a good biriyani joint alongside the same route.
- V-Cafe, just opposite to the Railway Station, serves quality food at a premium.
- West Wind, another good place.
There are a lot of eateries just around the station.
- Sudama is one such stall, providing a variety of rolls.
There are also several cake/snack shops and Bengali sweet shops.
- A new restaurant at Dhobie Ghat serves good momos.
Hotel Ubiquephone: +91 33 2592 1386address: 89, SN Banerjee Road, Barrackpore
Malancha Tourist Lodgephone: +91 33 25920058, +91 33 25945789, +91 9874026921
Orchid Hotel and Restaurantphone: +91 33 3201 5515address: 123/1 Ghoshpara Road
Susama Lodgephone: +91 33 25930948address: 54/36/C/1 N.N.Bagchi Road