9 attractions you should visit in Hooghly - With photos & details

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The district named after the Hoogly river. This town was a major river port for trade in India before colonialism. The district has thousands of years of rich heritage as part of the Bengali kingdom

2ND HOOGHLY BRIDGE711102, Kazipara Ln, Kazipada, Shibpur, Howrah, West Bengal 711103, India
Bridges
Man-made Structures- Other

Also known as Vidyasagar Setu is a long bridge with a length of 823 meters over the Hoogly river linking the cities of Kolkata and Howrah. it is the longest cable-stayed bridge in India and It was the second bridge to be built across the Hooghly River, that's why it got this name.

Antpur templeAntpur, West Bengal 712424, India
Hindu Temples
Notable Architectures

This most famous 100 feet temple in Antpur with exquisite terracotta carvings depicting stories from all the 18 Puranas was constructed by Krishna Ram Mitra. It is beautifully carved with wood and by its importance, a lot of peoples come here to experience the beauty and to learn more about this temple.

Bandel ChurchSahaganj, Chinsurah, West Bengal 712104, India
Churches
Man-made Structures- Other

The Basilica of the Holy Rosary is one of the oldest Christian churches in West Bengal. It stands as a memorial to the Portuguese settlement in Bengal. Founded in 1599. A lot of people come here daily to visit this ancient wonder.

Dudh Pukur tankDudh Pukur, Tarkeshwar, West Bengal 712410
Lake/ River/ Ponds

One of the principal attractions of the Tarakeshwar town. Tarakeshwar temple often takes a dip in this tank for the fulfillment of their wishes. It is also believed that the water in the tank possesses medicinal properties and a bath here can keep one healthy.

Dutch Cemetery , Chinsura165, Pearabagan Rd, Chinsurah R S, Kolkata, West Bengal 712103, India
Man-made Structures- Other
Tombs
Monuments
Old Ruins

Constructed on the order of the director of the Dutch East India Company . The cemetery and all its graves are now maintained and Archaeological Survey of India under the protection of ancient monuments and archaeological sites and remains of national importance.

Garh Mandaran ParkTarahat, West Bengal 712612, India
Outdoors- Other
Parks

This is a very old fort and park which sits in a serene setting. untouched with pollution and noise. which makes it an ideal place to spend time with friends and family.

Hanseshwari TempleBansberia Rd, Bansberia, Mithapukur More, West Bengal 712502, India
Hindu Temples
Man-made Structures- Other
Notable Architectures

This is a Hindu Temple of goddess Hangseswari. The deity is worshipped as a form of Maa Kali in Hindu mythology. The temple has a distinctive architecture different from the usual pattern of temples. The inner structure of the building resembles human anatomy which is "Tantrik Satchakrabhed" style of architecture. This is a must see place in Hoogly.

Hooghly ImambaraImambara road Hooghly, near D.M Banglw, Chowk Bazar, Olaichanditala, Chinsurah, West Bengal 712103, India
Mosques
Man-made Structures- Other
Notable Architectures

Imambara which is situated on the banks of River Ganga in Chinsurah. This is a Shiah institution for perpetuating the memory of the twelve Imams. The architecture and the painting of this Imambara is truly amazing and this atttracts a lot of people to here.

Mahesh Jagannath TempleMahesh, Serampore, West Bengal 712202, India
Hindu Temples
Man-made Structures- Other

This is an ancient temple which is famous for its architecture and history in the Hoogly, This temple is built in a different style and the surrounding is very calm and quiet. There is a lot of devotees coming every day.

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