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Iskcon Temple Mayapur

Situated in West Bengal in a small town called Mayapur is the headquarters of the renowned ISCKON Temple (International Society for Krishna Consciousness). This famous Hindu organization also known as the “Hare Krishna Movement” is located in the...
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Kalighat Temple

A renowned temple dedicated to Goddess Kali known as “Kalighat Kali Temple” is located in the city of Kolkata in West Bengal. Historically, speaking there exist a number of references to this temple that can be found in 15th century texts. The...
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Dakshineswar Kali Temple

Located on the banks (eastern) of the renowned River Hooghly in West Bengal is the famous Dakshineswar Kali Temple. This “Kali Mata” devoted temple is situated in the “City of Joy” i.e. Kolkata in the North 24 Parganas district. In addition, the...
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Hangseshwari Temple

A Hindu shrine devoted to an avatar of Maa Kali is located in the state of West Bengal and is known as Hangeshwari Temple. This “Kali Mata” temple is situated in the Hooghly district in a town called Banshberia. This temple has essentially been...
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Adyapeath Temple

Dedicated to “Adya Ma” an incarnation of Kali Mata is a Hindu shrine in West Bengal known as the Adyapith Temple. This “avatar” of Maa Kali is located in a town called Dakshineshwar in the North 24 Parganas district. In addition, to the Maa Kali idol...
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Katra Masjid

Constructed between 1723 and 1724 is a mosque in West Bengal known as Katra Masjid. This mosque comprising of the tomb of Nawab Murshid Quli Khan is situated in the Murshidabad district. Apart from being a mosque it is also considered to be an...
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St. James’ Church

Commonly referred to as “Jora Girja” meaning “twin church for its twin spires” is a Catholic shrine located in West Bengal called “St James’s Church”.  This church is located in Kolkata and considered to be “one of the most elegant churches in the...
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St Paul’s Cathedral

“The first Episcopal Church in Asia” is the best way to describe an Anglican Cathedral located in West Bengal known as “St Paul’s”. This “Gothic architecture” based cathedral is situated in the city of Kolkata on Chowringhee Road. In addition, this...
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Tipu Sultan Shahi Masjid

Popularly known as “Tipu Sultan Masjid” is a Muslim shrine located in West Bengal known as the “Tipu Sultan Shahi Mosque”. Known for its magnificent architecture and cultural heritage this mosque is located in Kolkata also known as “The City of Joy”....
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Nizamat Imambara

Constructed in 1847 by Nawab Nazim Mansur Ali in close proximity to the Bhagirathi River in West Bengal is a renowned Shia Imambra (i.e. a type of congregation hall) called Nizamat. This Imambara is located in the Murshidabad district. Historically...
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The Basilica of The Holy Rosary

Popularly referred to as “Bandel Church” is a Catholic shrine in the state of West Bengal known as “The Basilica of the Holy Rosary”. This church constructed by the Portuguese is located in small city called Bandel in the Hooghly district. This...
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Furfura Darbar Sharif

Also known as “Phurphura” is a village located in West Bengal known as Furfura Darbar Sharif. This popular pious Muslim village is situated in the Hooghly district in the Srirampore subdivision. This sacred village comprises of a mosque that has been...
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Taraknath Temple

Constructed in 1729 in the state of West Bengal is a Hindu shrine devoted to Lord Shiva known as the Taraknath Temple. This temple renowned for its typical “Bengali Architecture” is situated in a town called Tarakeshwar in the Hooghly district....
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Tarapith Temple

Located in state of West Bengal is a Hindu shrine dedicated to Goddess Ma Tara called “Tarapith Temple”. This “Tantric” temple is situated in a small town called Tarapith in the Birbhum district. This temple has been constructed using red bricks and...
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Belur Math

Established by Swami Vivekanand is a Hindu monastery known as “Belur Matha”. This monastery renowned for fusing architectural motifs belonging to “Hinduism, Christianity and Islam” is situated in a town called Belur in the Howrah district. This matha...
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St Paul's Cathedral

10 Worth Visiting Indian Churches

  According to the 2011 Census report, Christianity is the third major religion in India. The statistics suggesting that 2.4% of the population follow the religion. Now, with Christianity being such an integral part of the Indian culture, it...
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Chempittapally Masjid

Literally meaning “a mosque of bronze” is an old Muslim shrine called Chempittapally Masjid in Kerala. This mosque is located in West Kochi in the Ernakulum district. It is also renowned for possessing a roof that has been decorated by “bronze”...
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Kalinka Temple

Located on a rocky hilltop at an altitude of 2100 meters above sea level is a temple called Kalinka in Uttarakhand. This temple dedicated to Goddess Kali is situated in the Pauri Garhwal district. It is also surrounded by beautiful Chir Pine, Banj...
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Kye Monastery

10 Magnificent Monasteries in India

It was in a town in Bihar known as Bodh Gaya that Gautama Buddha is said to have attained "enlightenment". It was while sitting under the "Bodhi Tree" that he is said to have gained knowledge which led to the creation of a religion known as...
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Kalka Devi Temple

A popular temple devoted to Goddess Kali called “Kalka Devi Mandir” is located in New Delhi. This temple popularly known as “Kalkaji Mandir” is situated in the southern part of Delhi. It is also considered to be amongst the most “sacred” temples in...
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