West Bengal - Nabadwip

 

Nabadwip is very popular among the Baishnab sect of Hinduism. The name Nabadwip (or Nabadeep) has come from 9 islands on the Bhagirathi River. It takes one hour to reach Nabadwip from Krishnanagar by bus. You can also enjoy the ride of narrow gauge train from Krishnanagar while coming to Nabadwip Dham but then you have to cross Bhagirathi River by small boat to come to Nabadwip. Nabadwip was the birth place of Bishnupriya devi, the second wife of Sri Chaitanya Dev.


It is said that more than 186 temples are present in Nabadwip. Mahaprabhu, old Shiva, Poramatla, Harisabha, Odwaita prabhu, Jagai madai, Sachi mata, Nityananda, Bara Akhra, Sri Sri Govinda Jew, Samajbari, Bara Radheshyam temples are some of the noted temples to visit.


Rash utsav, one of the main attractions of Nabadwip, depicts the Bengal culture. Durga, Kali, Bhubaneshwari, Mahishasuramardini and many more Hindu goddesses are worshiped in Nabadwip at the time of Rash. You should also taste sweets of Nabadwip.


It is not mandatory to stay there in Nabadwip but if you wish you can get rooms at a range 200 to 250 per day. It’s possible to complete your tour of Nabadwip in one day if you start early in the morning from Kolkata or Krishnanagar. It is prudent to do Nabadwip and Mayapur together from Kolkata or to stay at Mayapur temple.
There are buses from Kolkata, and one can also avail the train route, but hiring your own car is the most convenient.


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