TAMLUK

Tamluk is the district headquarters of Purba Medinipur district. The present town is located on the banks of the Rupnarayan River close to the Bay of Bengal. The bank of river Rupnarayan is famous for picnic.

How to reach
Tamluk is best reached by Train and Bus. The nearest train station is at Tamluk and the nearest airport is at Kolkata.

By bus

Route
The road route from Kolkata is: Esplanade - 63km - Kolaghat - 3km - Mecheda - 14km
- Tamluk


From Kolkata, catch a bus at Esplanade or at Howrah headed for Digha.
The bus route traverse via NH-6 via Kolaghat to Nimtouri (NH-41).From Kolkata, catch a bus at Esplanade or at Howrah headed for Digha, reach at Mecheda Stn. and then take local bus routes ( Mecheda stn. to Haldia / Mecheda stn. to Srirampur / Mecheda stn. to Nandigram) to reach at Tamluk.

By Train

Route

From Howrah Railway Stn.you can avail Haldia Local which traverse via Mecheda via Panskura Stn. to Tamluk Stn.

From Howrah Railway Stn. by any Local train upto Mecheda Station then take local bus routes ( Mecheda stn. to Haldia / Mecheda stn. to Srirampur / Mecheda stn. to Nandigram) to reach at Tamluk.

 

There is a nearly 1150 year old Temple of Kali named here as Devi Barghobhima. This temple is a part of 51 Shakti Peethas. Puranas say that the small finger of left feet of Sati/Parvati fell here when Lord Vishnu cut the sacred Body of Goddess Sati into several pieces to make Lord Shiva quite.

Tamluk Rajbari is on the outskirts of town. The literal translation for "rajbari" is king's house, once housing one of the many kings in West Bengal. The Mayura-dhwaja ( Peackok ) Dynasty had been named in Mahabharata, Bhagvat, Bramhabaibarto Puran etc as a very rich and wealthest one of that region.

There is an Archeological Museum in Tamluk; it is a must see place of the town. Mr Kamal Kundu is the one of the prominent person who did his best to run this museum. The Tamralipta Museum at Tamluk contains artifacts of tamra or copper. Inscribed copper templates comprise the documents of this museum. The museum has preserved a tamralipta of Greek inscriptions. The Tamralipta Museum preserves the historical heritage of Bengal.

Rakhit bati is the another place to visit in Tamluk. In the beginning of 19th century it was famous as a secrete center of the then revolutionary party ‘Anusilan Samiti’ & ‘Gupta samiti’. Famous historian Late Shri Tailakyanath Rakhit rebuilt this building.

Matangani Sahid Smarak at the side of pond called Banpukur at Abasbari Para near Tamluk Court is another place of tourist interest. During the ‘Ahimsa’ movement of 1942, while a crowd trying to capture Tamluk administrative building, British police open fire in which Smt Matangini Hazara became ‘Sahid’. Later on Mahatma Gandhi appreciated her bravery and titled her as ‘Birangana’. This monument is a homage to her by Ex- prime-minister, Smt Indira Ghandhi. This is about 7Km from Tamluk station and on the way to Tamluk college.

Tamluk irrigation Bungalow and its near by areas also famous for its semi-nonurban atmospheres. The River Rupnarayana is just 1 km from the bungalow.

Another very popular picnic destination in Tamluk is green fields near the rail station.

Maahishadal and Geonkhali are near by tourist places. At geonkhali river Rupnarayan joins Hooghly river with a beautiful backdrop.

Kolaghat is another town on the bank of Rupnarayan River and famous for Hilsa (Ilish) fishes.