Introduction of Ambika Kalna
Ambika Kalna is situated on Western bank of river Bhagirathi in Bardhaman district of West Bengal. This place has some historical importance and there are temples, monuments that are nearly 500 yrs old. During the late 18 centuries the Maharajas of Bardhaman built several terracotta ornamented magnificent temples in this town. These temples are the main attractions of tourists visiting this place.
How to reach Ambika Kalna
Local trains are available from Howrah Station, Kolkata to reach there. Howrah –Katwa Local departs daily from Howrah station to reach Kalna station.
Where to stay in Ambika Kalna
There a good amount of budget hotels to stay in Ambika Kalna like Hotel Nataraj, Hotel Annapurna, and some dharamsalas also. One can also stay in PWD Guest houses. But you have to the bookings in advance from Kolkata.
What to see in Ambika Kalna
Siddheshwari Temple is one of the renowned temples in Kalna. This temple is dedicated to Goddess Kali known as Debi Ambika.
In the place Nava Kailash there are 108 Shiv Mandirs within a single complex. The temples are divided into rows. First row comprises of 74 temples and second row comprises of rest 34 temples in concrete circle forms. The main attractions of these temples are some of them have white marble and black stone shivilingas and some have only white marble shivilingas.
Pratapeshwar Temple was built in 1849. It has an elegant shape and was built in Deul (Spire) style. On the walls of the temples, themes of Hindu epic, mythical life of Sree Chaitanya, images of Durga and Ravana are depicted and they are very nice to see.
There are also many other tourist attraction sites like Lalaji Temple, Ananta Basudeva Temple, Gopalbari Mandir, Noi Gambuj Masjid and Krishna Chandra Mandir.