Taki West Bengal is a small town under Hasnabad Police Department in Basirhat division in North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal. Located on the banks of the Ichamati River. Taki West Bengal is one of the most popular places if you visit Kolkata. If you are looking for an unusual destination near Kolkata, this is one of the best places you can visit.
Taki West Bengal has many heritage sites and nature reserves. Some of the dilapidated “zamindar baris” or lavish buildings of the city’s wealthy landowners can be seen, most famously an advertisement by General Shankar Roychowdhury.
Also, as Ramkrishna’s oldest mission site, it houses a 250-year-old government high school and a small Sunderban consisting of Sundari and Golpata tree species.
In this traveling log You will get the following details about Taki West Bengal:
- Taki West Bengal Location
- How Can You Reach Taki West Bengal?
- Taki West Bengal Tourist Places To Visit
- What Is Taki West BengalFamous For?
- Best Time To Visit Taki West Bengal
Taki West Bengal Location
The city of Taki West Bengal is located on the border between India and Bangladesh, on the banks of the Ichamati River. It belongs to the North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal. Taki is located 75 km from Kolkata. You can reach Taki by car, bus or train.
How Can You Reach Taki West Bengal?
By Road – Taki West Bengal
If you are starting your journey from South Kolkata or Central Kolkata, you can take the Kolkata Road to Malancha Road from Science City and then the Malancha Highway to Basirhat.
Another route to Taki West Bengal is through Barasat Chapadali. You need to turn to Taki Road from Barasat and to Taki passing through Berachampa and Basirhat on the way. We took this route at the start of our trip from Dumdum, Kolkata.
By Train – Taki West Bengal
The best route to Taki by train is to take Hasnabad Local from Sealdah Station and get off at Taki Road Station. From there, you can hire Toto to get to your hotel.
By Bus – Taki West Bengal
There are many buses that will take you from Kolkata to Taki. You can catch any bus to Hasnabad from Esplanade or Shyambazar via Barasat. Time takes about 3-4 hours by bus. if you want to take public transport, taking the train will be much better and faster.
Our trip to Taki West Bengal started on a Saturday morning around 10:00 am from Kolkata and we got there around 1:30 pm. About 3 hours from us by car if you take into account the traffic and a short break.
Taki west Bengal tourist places to visit?
With lot of most wonderful places that you can visit during your stay at Taki West Bengal. There are few you should really visit if you ever visit taki.
Ichamati River, taki West Bengal
The Ichamati River is the main attraction in Taki West Bengal. Boating on the Ichamati River is an experience not to be missed. The border between India and Bangladesh passes between this river at Taki.
So, on all the boats floating on the Ichamati River, you will see the Indian flags raised. On the other side of the river, you can also see boats flying the Bangladesh flag.
The cost of boating here is around Rs 40/person, if you take the boat with 20 other people. You can also rent your own boat if you are traveling in a small group or just in case you want to go alone or in a couple. Up to you.
Once you’re on the boat, they’ll take you to the middle of the river, always on the Indian side of the border. You can also see Bangladeshi boats approaching and tourists waving to you.
Golpata forest, mini sundarban Taki West Bengal
From your hotel in Taki West Bengal, hire a Van Rickshaw or Toto and tour the Golpata Forest. Golpata Forest is famous for its canopy walkway. The forest is also known as Mini Sundarban. The forest trail will take you to the riverbank from where you can get a close look at the land of Bangladesh.
It is recommended that you bring photo identification of yourself and all members of your group, as BSF may ask you to present it prior to entering the venue.
Kuleshwari Kali Bari Taki West Bengal
Kuleshwari Kali Bari is one of the most famous religious sites in Taki. It is said that Devi Kali in this temple is very active and grants the wishes of her followers. You will get positive vibes when you visit this place.
Roy Chowdhury Zamindar Bari, Taki West Bengal
Roy Chowdhury Zamindar Bari is the ancestral home of former general Shankar Roychowdhury. There are several temples and a Nat Mancha located next to the house.
This place is now ruins. Roy Chowdurys was the first Zamindars of this region. This place also has historical significance and is therefore one of the best places to visit in Taki.
Joramandir, taki West Bengal
Joramandir located in Taki, 300 years old, is a temple of historical significance. Their front of the temple with a small pond in view.
You can easily visit there from your hotel to temple through local auto. Machranga Island is another great place to visit in Taki. But during the recent Amphan tornado, the island was destroyed and it was underwater.
Bari Puber Taki West Bengal
Bari Tavern is one of the old Zamindari houses that are now abandoned and gradually falling into disrepair. It would be great if the tourism department stepped in to renovate the structure, thus preserving another gem in Taki’s Best places to explore.
It was ruined and closed, and Taki City took over. At the time of Durga Puja, locals celebrate Puja for five days and foreigners are allowed in during this time.
Durga Dalan Mandir Taki West Bengal
Taki Durga Dalan is a 300 year old structure where the Durga Puja community takes place. The structure is only accessible during the Puja time and the unique aspect is that the idol is prepared directly at Dolan itself and not built anywhere else.
What is Taki West Bengal Famous for?
In addition to the places to visit, Taki West Bengal is also famous for many other things. Apart from these, some other things that Taki is famous for are outlined below.
Taki Picnic Spot/Family Spot Taki West Bengal
Located on the banks of the Ichamati River and overlooking another country, Taki West Bengal is a very popular picnic spot near Kolkata. People from all over West Bengal, especially from places in South Bengal visit this place for a picnic during winter.
If you want to book picnic spots in Taki in advance, you can book with the locals. Some of them also offer online booking. You can enjoy the beautiful natural scenery while enjoying a picnic with friends and family.
Durga Puja Taki West Bengal
Durga Puja is honored by Bengali all over the world. However, Taki West Bengal is famous for a unique and interesting scene that can be seen on the day of the incarnation of the idol Maa Durga. People from India and Bangladesh come to the banks of the Ichamati River from their sides to admire the idol.
Best Time to Visit Taki West Bengal
The best time to visit Taki West Bengal is in winter season from December to February. Will be perfect weather for a picnic by the river. Original palm sugar or Patali Gur is also available during this time and is quite good.
Taki West Bengal is a place to be visited almost every time you visit Kolkata all around the year. Durga Puja is also considered a good time to visit Taki as you can enjoy a beautiful view of the Ma Durga idols from two different countries on the Ichamati River.
In summary, Taki West Bengal is a beautiful place to visit both during monsoon and winter. Rural life here is very peaceful and the beauty is clearly felt in the absence of crowds around. It’s a great weekend destination. So whenever you plan to visit Taki West Bengal you must add this place to your list of places to visit in West Bengal if you haven’t already.
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