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Nischintapur, South 24 Paraganas

Nischintapur is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Nischintapur is located in India
Nischintapur (India)
Coordinates: 21°59′31″N 88°12′58″E / 21.99194°N 88.21611°E / 21.99194; 88.21611
Country  India
State West Bengal
District South 24 Parganas
 • Total 2,500 plus
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN 743374
Telephone code 03210
Nearest city Kakdwip
Diamond Harbour
Jaynagar Majilpur
Literacy more than 80%%
Lok Sabha constituency Mathurapur
Vidhan Sabha constituency Kulpi

Nischintapur is a small village in the district of South 24 Parganas, West Bengal, India. It is 80 kilometres (50 mi) away from Kolkata.

The village has a high school, bank, post-office, market, fish auction center and a small railway station. Nischintapur Rakhal Das High School celebrated its centenary year [1] in 2009. Literacy of the area is more than 80% but agriculture is still the main livelihood of local people. Nischintapur is a hub for the surrounding villages of Kashipur, Jamtala, Aswathatala, Gazirmahal, Keoratala and Paila no. The Ramakrishna B Ed college and The Institute of Oisik at Mahatirtha ornamenting the place. The annual creative event on 8 January every year many participates to display their creative abilities . The event is gaining significance by developing talents. This place is well connected by bus, rail service. The village is located on the east bank of the Ganges and is well connected by railway (the Eastern Railway, Sealdah-Namkhana Branch, offers a 2-hour 30 minute journey by train to Sealdah Station in Kolkata). By road on NH117, Bakkhali and Gangasagar are 2 hours 25 minutes journey by bus from the esplanade. Haldia is on the opposite bank of the river. The island of Nayachar is located between the two towns.

Kolkata Port Trust has its own campus with an old lighthouse (now almost ruined) and a ferri ghat (Poila Number 1 i.e. jetty no. 1) are here. Planned development may promote the place to a good picnic and tourist spot.


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