is in the Northern part of the district. It is accessible from Malda by
road through NH-34. A combined tour can be planned. It is equally accessible
Jangipur is a Sub-Divisional town spread on both sides of the Bhagirathi,
connected by a bridge. There are in the town some temples and the ruins
of a silk kuthi in the town. A visit to the Subhas Dweep , an island park with a snake-garden,
is a must. Charka
village is about one and a half km from Raghunathganj. It has the tombs
of the Pir Rejjak Shah and Jamal Khan
is famous for the Muharram celebrations.
Bangshabati bil on NH 34 is 8 km from Raghunathganj
and on the NH-34 and attracts bird-lovers. Aurangabad is famous for its bidi industry. Nimtita
Zamindari palace is where Satyajit Ray did the shooting of
Jalsaghar. Farakka, the largest river
barrage in the world, also attract many tourists. Many species of water birds are found
in the barrage area.
old townships on
the banks of Bhagirathi where the Jain
culture flourished. There are some old Jain Temples and a Museum.
Near Azimganj is the fascinating Baranagar
temple complex built by Rani Bhabani (1714 – 1793), the Zamindar of Natore.
The brick-built temples are considered to be amongst the best examples of
Bengal Terracotta art.
Baranagar Temple complex
is chiefly the creation of Rani Bhabani of Natore. The
Bhabaniswara, Char Bangla, Jod Bangla and Rajrajeshwari are the
town of Jiaganj has grown on both sides of the Bhagirathi. Though it is very near Murshidabad,
it is advisable to keep two separate days for visit to the two zones.
Jain temples are the main attraction here. Among them the temples
of Adinath,Bimalnath, Sambhunath and the large temple near Azimganj city
station should not be
missed. The Jiaganj Museum, having
rare collections of art and artefacts, is a good tourist attraction.
of the 51 Pithasthanas
(a place where some part of the body of the goddess Sati
of the goddess to have fallen is not far away. The ruins of some
of the old temples are also of Archeological interest. The Dahapara temple
nearby attracts many devotees.