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Chandannagar Tourism Overview

About Chandannagar

Chandannagar, an erstwhile French colony in the foregone times, is a town located in Kolkata. This conurbation was established and developed during the 16th century in India. Earlier, it was known as Chandannagore that translates into the city of moon. Today, Chandannagar is popular as a tourist destination in Kolkata.


Set along the River Hooghly, Chandannagar is unrolled over 19 sq. km. & is elevated 30 feet above the sea level. The climate of the place is classified as tropical wet in nature. Chandannagar encounters warm temperatures throughout the year. The median mercury level varies between 29°C-39°C. The winters arrive here but the cold weather is hardly felt. This place receives a high amount of precipitation with an annual average of 4000 mm.


There are numerous destinations that shouldn’t be missed. The city houses the amenities that were constructed in French architecture. The places like City Museum, The Sacred Heart Church & the French Cemetery are the places where fine architectural skill of the French are displayed. Other attractions include Nandadulal Temple, Bisalokshmi Temple, Jagaddatri Puja Hall etc.