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