) is a city in the outskirts of Kolkata
, West Bengal
and is the district head quarter of the district North 24 Parganas
. It is a part of the area covered by Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority
. The town is an important railway and roadway junction. Barasat is also the name of a sub-division centering the city.
As an urban setup in the vicinity of the Kolkata, the town is within the area of Greater Calcutta. Several significant roads like National Highway 34
Road leading towards North Bengal
), Jessore road (road leading to Jessore
); road leading to Basirhat
etc. cross through the town.
In the early nineteenth century, there was a college in Barasat for the cadets who arrived from Europe for the first time to India.
The town has important historical contributions, including historical landmarks such as the first Nilkuthi (establishments of the initial English settlers who started the cultivation of indigo dye
), the Bungalow of Lord Hastings
, the Bungalows of Magistrates of 24 Parganas and the site of hanging of Maharaja Nandkumar
.In 1831 under the leadership of... Read More