Chandannagar once the French settlement is just 25 kms from Kolkata. It is connected to Kolkata by railway, roadways and river. Located on the Hooghly River, the city has been able to maintain a separate identity different from all other cities and abide by her own characteristics. Quai Dupleix, Eglise Du Sacre, and image of Joan of Arc are the must visits here.
Chandannagar Tour Packages
Best Chandannagar Tour Packages
River Ganges Heritage Cruise5 N / 6 D
Kolkata - Chandannagar - Mayapur -Murshidabad - Kolkata
The Bhakti Cruise by Vivada2 N / 3 D
Kolkata - Chandannagar - Mayapur - Kolkata
Faqs of Chandannagar Tour Packages
Ans: Chandannagar is located 47 km from Kolkata in West Bengal state. The day excursions would be enough for Chandannagar. There is no good accommodation available there so one day is adequate to visit Chandannagar.
Ans: Chandannagar is a very small town. It is famous for a French colony, museum, antiques, art, and sculpture. It holds special significance in history as Chandannagar was first ruled by the Nawabs then it became a French settlement from 1673 to 1952. It did come under the possession of English twice but was restored to the French.
Ans: Winter is the best time to visit Chandannagar October to March.
Ans: Chandannagar is 45 Kms from Kolkata just one-hour drive approx.
Ans: The other important places around Chandannagar are as below.
Ans: There is a railway station in Chandannagar – however, nearest main rail head is Sealdah / Howrah railway stations which is 45 Kms. 1 hour drive approx.
Ans: The nearest International and Domestic airport is Kolkata - Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport which is 46 Kms. Kolkata is connected all the major cities in India as well many other countries.
Ans: As Chandannagar is very small town and there are no good hotels, only few guesthouses available. All the good hotels are available in Kolkata city only.
Ans: Here is the list of best places to visit near Chandannagar are:
- Mayapur: Mayapur is famous for Iskon Temple. It is located close to Nabadwip which is he birthplace of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.
- Murshidabad: Murshidabad name derived from its founder Nawab Murshid Quli Khan – it is located bank of the River Hoogly. It was the last capital of independent Bengal before British Raj. Lots of history involved in Murshidabad and main sightseeing places are hazarduari palace, katra masjid, nasipur royal palace, khosh bagh, nizamat imambara etc.
Ans: You can choose from following tours as per your preference.
- 6 days River Ganges Heritage cruise from Kolkata