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, West Bengal

(Barasat is also known as Barashot)
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Fast Facts
State: West Bengal
District: North 24 Parganas
Famous for/as: City
Languages: Bengali, Hindi
Best Season: Oct - Mar
Weather: Summer 38 to 44°C, Winter 10 to 32°C
Altitude: 4 m
Pincode: 70012x
STD code: 033
Barasat is a popular town in the Indian state of West Bengal. This town is located in the outskirts of Kolkata, and is thus very easily accessible. Barasat is covered under the greater region of Kolkata and there are many interesting places that you can visit both in Barasat and in the adjoining city of Kolkata.

While in Barasat, you can visit the bungalow where Lord Hastings stayed during his tenure in India, and this is a very important tourist location. The region where the Englishmen started Indigo Plantations can also be visited during your time in Barasat. There are four temples in Barasat that are dedicated to the deity Lord Shiva and these can be visited. These temples have enormous religious value and historical appeal and they were constructed in the year 1847. You can also visit the Dakshineshwara Temple, which is a well known tourist destination in the region. Other places in Kolkata can also be visited during your trip to Barasat as these lie nearby.

Places to see in Kolkata include Howrah Bridge, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Birla Planetarium and the Botanical Gardens. You can also see many houses and buildings from the colonial period in Kolkata.
To visit and experience West Bengal hassle-free, view west bengal tour packages.

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