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Posted by Chandannagar Jagadhatripuja -2008 at 7:37 PM
Chandannagore is a small city located 30 kilometers north of Kolkata , in West Bengal,India. Situated along the banks of River Ganga, the city has been able to keep herself separated from all other cities and abide by her own characteristics. The "City of Liberty" has always attracted the people from all over the world due to her indescribable beauty. Though the total area is a meager 19 square kilometers having a population of only over 150 thousands, she has managed to maintain a distinct place not only the map of India but also that of the world. This small town for over a period of 300 years has a unique blend of culture and heritage which is unparallel in history. The name Chandannagore is possibly derived from the shape of the bank of the river Ganga which is bent like a half moon (Chand means moon and Nagar implies city in native language Bengali) or it might have been taken from the flourishing trade and business of Sandal-Wood (Chandan) at that time. Chandannagore is well connected to Calcutta by railways, roadways and river and it takes about an hour to reach the place. The people of Chandanngore have excelled in all the fields varying from literature and education to culture, sports and arts all along the history. Chandannagore hosts many tourist places like Museum, Strand, Church, Temples, Rabindra-sadan, birth places of many celebrities and many other spots some of which are not so well known but nevertheless a treat for the tourists and historians.
Posted by Chandannagar Jagadhatripuja -2008 at 7:22 PM