Dakshineswar is a town in the state of West Bengal in India. It falls under the Kamarhati Municipality in the Barrackpore sub-division of the 24 Paraganas North. From the state capital of Kolkata, Dakshineswar is about 10 km away. Howrah is 15 km away from here.
Places to Stay
There are good, budget-friendly hotels in Dakshineswar. Some of them are Hotel VIP Guest House (Tariff – Rs. 400), Red Rose Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), Hotel Sonali (Tariff – Rs. 700) and Menaka Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000.)
The official language that is spoken in Dakshineswar is Bengali. The other languages that are spoken here include Hindi, Marwari, English and Bihari.
In Dakshineswar, the most important festival that is celebrated is the Durga Puja. This festival is celebrated with great pomp and gaiety in the months of September-October.
Places of Interest
There are several tourist attractions in Dakshineswar. Kolkata is 10 km away from here, Howrah is 15 km away and Alipore is 16 km away.
How to Get There
The airport nearest to Dakshineswar is the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Airport. It is located about 8 km away from Dakshineswar.
The Dakshineswar Railway Station is located only 1 km away from here. It is well-connected to all major cities in India.
There are daily bus services from Dakshineswar to Kolkata, Alipore, Hooghly, Raichak and Shankarpur(among others.) Some of the best bus service providers include Scellar Tours and Travels, Mahabir Tours and Vyas Royal Agencies. Bus ticket booking discount coupons from travel portals can help you save money when you are travelling.