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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′25″N 88°12′55″E / 21.9902°N 88.2152°E / 21.9902; 88.2152
Country India
StateWest Bengal
DistrictSouth 24 Parganas
 • OfficialBengali, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code+91 3174
Nearest cityKakdwip
Lok Sabha constituencyMathurapur
Vidhan Sabha constituencyKulpi

Nischintapur is a town in Kulpi CD Block of South 24 Parganas district in the Indian State of West Bengal, about 84 kilometres (52 mi) south of Kolkata and about 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) from Kakdwip, on the eastern bank of the Hooghly river.

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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