Hooghly Travel Guide

Seek blessings of Mata Vaishno Devi and make the most of your vacations. Travel to this divine destination and feel the energy reverberate. Vaishno Devi is one of the most popular shrines in North India. Plan a trip with your family or friends.

Seek blessings of Mata Vaishno Devi and make the most of your vacations. Travel to this divine destination and feel the energy reverberate. Vaishno Devi is one of the most popular shrines in North India. Plan a trip with your family or friends.

  • Population

    199 million

  • Top Sites

    Peaceful Shikara, Dal lake, Nishat park., Shalimar, Shalimar Mughal Garden

  • Temprature


    10°C to 30°C
    Summer
    (April to June)
    Around 35°C
    Monsoon
    (July to Sep)
    10°C to 15°C
    Winter
    (Oct to Feb)
  • Steeped In History & Heritage That Allures Very Onlooker

  • Interestingly, Hoogli city is the capital of the Hooghly district and lies on the bank of Hooghly River! Around 50 km from Kolkata, Hooghly is in West Bengal state of India. River Hooghly, is the Ganga River, as is called here, is the lifeline and also predominated the landscape of this place; to such an extent that people make use of ferries and boats to communicate between different towns.

  • Hooghly is popular for its deep rooted history and heritage. The district is dotted with several small but important towns & villages that are a testimony to the rule of multiple foreign power in the past like rule of British and Portuguese at Hooghly, the French at Chandannagar, the Germans and Austrians at Bhadreswar and that of the Dutch at Chinsurah. It was 1537, the Portuguese first settled here, but in 1632 Shah Jahan were defeated them. Then followed the British, who set up a factory here in 1651. Chandannagar was once a French colony and one can still find traces of French language and culture here. Chinsurah was ruled by the Dutch from 1656 to 1825 and later in 1825 the Dutch exchanged it with British for the British-held Indonesian island of Sumatra.

  • Hooghli has a number of tourist interest places like the Ananta Basudev Temple – Bansberia, Imambara Mosque - Chinsurah, Sacred Heart Church - Chandannagar, Tomb of Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddique - Furfura Sharif and more. The entire Hooghly district is dotted with places that attract travelers from far and wide. Antpur Radhagovindjiu Temple, Kamarpukur, Gurap, Guptipara, Chandannagore Strand, Tarkeshwar, Chandannagar Museum And Indo-French Institute, Triveni, Debanandapur, Pandua, Bari Mosque (Pandua), Furfura Sharif, Bandel Church, Serampore, Sabuj Dwip, Chinsurah, Dutch Cemetery, Chinsurah Clock Tower (Ghorirmor), Hangseswari Temple, Susana Anna Maria's Tomb, Anantabasudeb Mandir, Anandamayee Temple, Bandemataram Bhavan, Shanderswartala Temple, Suakhal Rajhat, and New Digha (Picnic Spot) are some popular places.

  • Hooghly has attracted historians & tourists interested to explore Indian culture & heritage. The best way to explore this place is to be accompanied by a local who is also knowledgeable to guide you with real history and the cooked up ones.