Krishnanagar, Nadia

Krishnanagar, Nadia

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Krishnanagar, Nadia

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<!-- See WikiProject Indian cities for details -->Krishnanagar () is a municipality and administrative headquarters of Nadia district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Geography

Krishnanagar is located at . It has an average elevation of 14&nbsp;metres (45&nbsp;feet). Krishnagar is situated beside the Jalangi River.It is the headquarters & largest city of Nadia district. The town is well connected by road to different parts of the state, and also has a railway junction. The major agricultural products of the area include rice, jute, and sugarcane, and industrial activities include sugar milling and ceramic manufacturing.

Located 100&nbsp;km north from Kolkata, Krishnanagar is on the banks of Jalangi river. It was the residence of Raja Krishnachandra, a great patron of art and culture.

Places of interest

Rajbari: (Royal Palace) with a beautiful Durga temple in the courtyard. Every year, the famous Jhulan Mela is celebrated around the Rajbari in the July / August months and Baro Dol (as it is held 12 days after Dol Purnima) in March / April.

Roman Catholic Church: The church is famous for its architectural and sculptural splendour. There are 27 oil paintings describing the life of Jesus Christ. Of special mention are the wooden sculptures by Italian artists.

Others include the College Bhavan (1846), The Public Library (1856),Krishnagar Collegiate School ( The former House Of Barister Manmohan Ghosh), Krishnanagar Govt Girls High...
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