Kamarpukur, renowned all over the world as the birthplace of the great Indian saint Sri Ramakrishna is frequented by lakhs of visitors every year. Devotees and followers of (Thakur) Sri Ramakrishna visits Kamarpukur not only to pay their homage but also to get spiritually refreshed and elevated.
Kamarpukur, synonymous with Sri Ramakrishna is now a small hamlet in the Hooghly district of West Bengal. It is the place where the great 19th century Indian philosopher Sri Ramakrishna was born in 1836 in a poor Brahmin family. With his advent and on account of the frequent visits of his disciples and devotees, this hamlet has now become a place of pilgrimage.
Apart from being a pilgrimage site for the peace loving holy mind in search of spirituality, the natural beauty and calmness of Kamarpukur attract thousands of solitude seeking tourists to this place round the year. This small hamlet with signs of ancient prosperity still visible everywhere makes your spiritual journey all the more fascinating. It is the Kamarpukur Ramakrishna Math which has given Kamarpukur a permanent place in the tourist map of Bengal.
Apart from the Kamarpukur Ramakrishna Math, there are many other attractions in this place including the ancestral home of Sri Ramakrishna, Raghubir Temple, Yogi's Siva temple, Haldar-Pukur and Manik Raja's Mango Grove. The temples in this city are really imposing and are places offering secluded worship. Temple of Gopeswar Siva, Dhani Kamarini's Temple and Mukundapur Siva Temple are some of them.
How to Reach:
By Air: Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata at a distance of about 95 Km is the nearest airport of Kamarpukur. From the airport one can hire pre-paid taxis or other vehicle to reach Kamarpukur or Jairambaiti (at a distance of about 103 Km) in less than 2 hours. Road conditions are pretty good.
By Train: Neither Kamarpukur nor Jairambati has its own railway station. Tarakeswar railway station at a distance of about 50 Km from Kamarpukur is the nearest railhead. Plenty of local and express trains are available from Howrah and Sealdah railway stations in Kolkata to take you to Tarakeshwar in an hour. From Kamarpukur railway station one can hire vehicle of his choice to reach Kamarpukur in just one hour.
Tarakeshwar railway station is about 50 km away from Kamarpukur. From Howrah local trains are available to reach Tarakeshwar. From Tarakeshwar taxi and bus services are available to reach Kamarpukur and Jairambaiti comfortably.
By Road: From Kolkata bus services also connect Kamarpukur with Kolkata. During morning buses are available approximately after every one and half hour.
From Burdwan one can reach Kamarpukur comfortably by road in just one and half hour. Private and state buses are available in every hour. Buses in the route of Burdwan to Ghatal, Burdwan to Haldia etc passes through Kamarpukur.
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