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Kalyani Tourism

Kalyani Tourism
Tourism in Kalyani

The city of Kalyani within Nadia district of West Bengal is a relatively new phenomenon. It came as an eco-friendly planned satellite township through the earnest efforts of the second Chief Minister of West Bengal, Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy. With its verdant parks and gardens, natural beauty and wide open green spaces, Kalyani promises to be a breath of fresh air to the weary city residents, and even non-residential Indians, many of whom settle in this vibrant city with its distinct spiritual and cultural heritage. For tourists, there are many fascinating tourist spots inside and near the city area within the Nadia district which would make Kalyani a memorable and pleasant vacation.

Travel in Kalyani

Kalyani Tourism
Kalyani Main Railway Station

Kalyani’s green heritage has made it a paradise for all eco-tourists to West Bengal. It is also a prominent weekend destination given its nearness to Kolkata, capital of West Bengal, situated about 50 km from the city. There is excellent transport connectivity between Kalyani and Kolkata by road and railways. The city is connected to Kolkata directly through the Kalyani Expressway, and is also accessible through NH 34.

There are intra-city buses plying between Kalyani and other important towns within West Bengal including Krishnanagar, Kolkata, Bongaon, Siliguri, Nabadwip, Digha and others. These are operated by both private and government bus operators.

Apart from Kalyani Main Railway Station, there are three other stations which will take the visitor inside Kalyani, they are Kalyani Ghoshpara, Kalyani Silpanchal and Kalyani Simanta. The Kalyani Main station is serviced by the Kolkata Suburuban Railway as it is placed along Sealdah-Ranaghat Line.

For moving within the city, the tourist can use the auto-rickshaws and rickshaws for convenience.
The nearest international airport which is Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport is situated about 35 km from the city. The tourist can easily hire taxis from the airport to Kalyani and reach in an hour’s time.

Kalyani Tourism and Development

For detailed information about Tourism in Kalyani, you can contact:

West Bengal Tourism Development Corporation Ltd.
Udayachal Tourist Lodge
1st Floor : Salt Lake: Sector-II
Kolkata - 700 091
Phone: 033-4401-2086/4401-2082
Fax: 033-2248 8290
E-mail : wbtdc@vsnl.com, visitwestbengal@yahoo.co.in

Department of Tourism, Government of West Bengal
2, Brabourne Road, Kolkata - 700 001
Phone : 033-2225 4723/4724
E-Mail :director.tourism@gmail.com

Besides, Kalyani Municipality has also been engaged in promoting Kalyani as a travel destination. You can reach them through the following contact information

Kalyani Municipality
City Centre Complex
P.O. Kalyani, Dist: Nadia
West Bengal-741235
Tel: 91-033-25828445 / 25828630
Email: info@kalmun.com, Chairman’s Email i.d.: km@kalmun.com

Weather and Best Time to Visit Kalyani

Kalyani has a subtropical hot and humid climate. So the best time to visit the region would be from October to March when the weather is cool during the winter months.

Eating in Kalyani

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Eating in Kalyani

The Central Park within Kalyani is famous for its eateries. Besides its sweet shops including Radha Govinda will entice you to its appetizing delicacies. The Cafe Adda in Kalyani Central Park is another interesting place to eat out.

On another note, Kalyani is not about star restaurants and eating within the closed confines of a multi-storied hotel. As the Chairman of Kalyani Municipality has pointed out, it’s about celebrating the verdant and pristine beauty of Kalyani through unconventional tourism like eating its indigenous Bengali cuisines amidst tribal folkore and music rather than noveau international delicacies. So celebrate its local life by partaking in fish curry and rice for lunch. Enjoy its open spaces under a starlit sky with the flow of wine and barbeque chicken for dinner.

Shopping in Kalyani

The major markets in Kalyani like Saptaparni Market, 2 No Market and 3 No. Markets are in Block B of the township. Kalyani is famous for its jute products and other handicrafts like cane and bamboo products, clay dolls, conch shells, black-smithy, mats etc. The tourist can avail these decors and handmade utensils at very moderate rates.

Parks and Gardens in Kalyani

Kalyani Tourism
Kalyani Lake Park

As a verdant planned township, Kalyani is famous for its parks and gardens. The Kalyani Picnic Garden towards the western end of the Congress road is a great place for group picnics. The garden blooms with numerous varieties of fluorescent flowers in the winter season adding to the scenic beauty and bounty of Kalyani. 

Other parks in Kalyani are the Lake Park and Central Park.  The Lake Park is a great place for bird watching round the year and as a number of migratory birds arrive in the winter. Some of the bird species which can be spotted here include the green bee eater, common egret, and different varieties of kingfisher, tree pie, common flame back, lapwing and many others. The Kalyani Central Park in the heart of the township offers the tourist a serene ambience and plenty of eating joints and is another famous recreational spot in the city.

Religious Places in Kalyani

Kalyani has the famous Sri Krishna Rai Jiu temple in Rathtala temple area which is very popular among visitors and devotes who throng the place throughout the year. As a place within the Nadia district, Kalyani also has access to some of the significant spiritual destinations of West Bengal like Nabadweep Dham which is the birthplace of the spiritual guru Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and Mayapur, which has the ISKCON headquarters.

Lake in Kalyani

The Kalyani Lake is a popular tourist attraction in the city precincts. It is also a place where the visitor can indulge in water sports like boating, angling and enjoy nature in open air restaurants. There are many viewing kiosks along the lake. There is a wonderful restaurant here named “Magic Ladle” in the B-15 vicinity serving Indian, Chinese and Tandoori delicacies.

Hotels in Kalyani

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Aquatic Palace in Kalyani

As a pivotal center for eco-tourism with a rich bio-diversity in West Bengal, Kalyani is increasingly becoming a favourite place for tourists to spend weekend leisure holidays, picnics and long vacations in the midst of nature. There are a number of medium and star hotels as well as tree houses to accommodate them through their sojourn. Some of these include:

  • Aquatic Palace (close to JIS College of Engineering)
    E 2 XG, Part, WBIIDC Growth Centre
    Kalyani Expy, Kalyani, Barrackpore, Kolkata, West Bengal
    Phone: 033 3299 3203

  • Hotel Gitanjali
    B-9/13 (C.A) Near Central Park, Kalyani, Nadia, Pin -741235
    Phone : 033 25820120, 033 65641879

  • Anurag Guest House
    Near Kalyani Central Park Police Station
    Kalyani, Nadia
    Phone: (033) 3296-8229, 09331730607

  • Hotel Regal Star
    Opposite of Cure Nursing Home , A-1/2(S), Kalyani, Nadia
    Phone: (033) 2502-2862, 09062731613

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