About Behrampur (Baharampur), Tourist Places in Behrampur, West Bengal, India
Behrampur city is located in the Indian state of West Bengal, forms the centre of operation of the Murshidabad district. The geographical coordinates put the place at 24.10 N and 88.250 E. Behrampur is 18 meters above sea level.
Situated in the central region of the state, Behrampur is one of the largest cities in West Bengal. During the summer season the temperature ranges from 30 to 40 degrees and in winter season the temperature ranges from 12 to 23 degrees. Behrampur is also famous for the delicious mango and litchi grown. The city is also home to the Nawabs who ruled this land. There magnificent monuments, beautiful gardens and museums present in and around Behrampur.
History of Behrampur
In the year 1757, the British Raj built a fort in Behrampur after the battle of Plassey which took place.
Karnasubarna a place very close to Behrampur existed ever since 1600 A.D. The fort formed the center of administration of Mushidabad district in the year 1876. In the year 1857, Behrampur was under the reign of Raja Krishnath. The first Sepoy Mutiny took place in Behrampur in 1857. The town Kasim Bazar and Lalbag was part of Behrampur. These place bared testimony to the bloody events that took place in the history of West Bengal. The region had various settlements in and around the river Bhagirathi. Trade flourished along the banks of the river Bhagirathi. The place prospered in the year 1971 under the rule of the East India Company. Before the settlement of the British in Behrampur young generations were told by their fathers that the land besides the stream flowing from the Ganges was fertile and hence fit for cultivation. The British, hence for such knowledge passed from generations to generations, termed the region as ‘The Golden Bengal’.
Before the rule of the East India Company, Behrampur was ruled by the Nawabs. For generations the Jagat Seth family maintained their occupation as finance administrator’s since the time of the Nawab rule.
People & Culture in Behrampur
Behrampur offers a rich and diverse culture. People from all religion, caste and sect reside in and around Behrampur. Bengali, Urdu, Hindi, English are the languages known by the people, with Bengali being the local language.
Various festivals like Diwali, Holi, E-id, etc., are celebrated with great prompt. But the most important festival in this region is the navratri festivals celebrated in a grand manner throughout Behrampur.
Food and Shopping in Behrampur
The staple diet of Bengalis is fish, vegetable and rice. A normal breakfast could consist of milk and rice flakes eaten with fluffy pancakes made of wheat and boiled mashed potatoes. Lunch would consist of rice and dal with veggies, fresh salad, fish and meat.
Bengalis adore a variety sweets made of milk and sugar. Rosogulla, Sandesh are some of the famous sweets.
The streets of Behrampur are filled with plenty of shops selling leather made products and garments with exquisite designs. There are a few jewelry shops selling beautifully crafted gold ornaments at a reasonable rate.
Tourist Places in Behrampur
There are beautiful landscapes and few palaces with amazing architecture of interest in and around Behrampur. Some of them are mentioned below
- Hazardurai Palace
- Jafarganj Deorhi
- Kat Gola
- Katra Mosque
- Motijheel Palace
- Khus Bagh
Means of Commutation to Behrampur
Behrampur is well connected to other places in India via roadways, railways and airways.
The distance of Behrampur, via road, from various cities in West Bengal and neighboring states are given below
- Kolkata is located at a distance of 191 km
- Delhi is located at a distance of 1438 km
- Mayapur is located at a distance of 88 km
- Navadvipa is located at a distance of 97 km
- Santiniketan is located at a distance of 144 km
Inter city transportation is facilitated by bus, taxis and rickshaws.
There are trains moving Kolkata to Sealdah on a daily basis. These trains do halt at Behrampur railway station. Trains going to Ahmedabad also pass through Behrampur railway station.
Behrampur is also connected to the rest of the world via airways. The closest airport is the Dumdum airport located at a distance of 181 km.
Accommodation Options at Behrampur
There are plenty of hotels with beautiful interiors and amazing decors in and around Behrampur. There are many hotels offering world class amenities in and around Behrampur. Some of the hotels even offer free internet, parking and breakfast for their guests. The list of some of these hotels are mentioned below:
- Hotel Sunshine
- Hotel The Fame
- Hotel White House
- Hotel Shivam
- Royal Hotel
- Geetanjali Hotel
- Hotel Sagnik
- Behrampur Tourist Lodge
- Manjusha Hotel
- Sunshine Hotel
- Bhagirathi Hotel
- Indrajit Hotel
- Paramount Hotel
- Hotel Samrat
- Provath Hotel