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Kanchrapara is in Southeast Bengal.


Kanchrapara is the largest city of Bijpur in North 24 Parganas district of the state West Bengal.

Get in[edit]

People walking on the platform of Kanchrapara railway station
Kanchrapara Railway Station

By rail[edit]

From Sealdah station (Eastern Railways), Main Section, many EMU, MEMU, passenger trains are available. Almost all the trains stop at Kanchrapara. The trip takes around 1 hour 10 minutes. Other routes connect to it through the Sealdah north section. Some general trains which stop at Kanchrapara Railway Station are: Sealdah-Gede local, Sealdah-Kalyani/Kalyani Simanta Local, Sealdah-Ranaghat Local, Sealdah-Krishnanagar Local, Sealdah-Shantipur Local, and Lalgola Fast Passenger.

The previous railway station before Kanchrapara is Halisahar, though a small station 'Kanchrapara Workshop Gate' is in between Kanchrapara and Halisahar, but most trains do not stop there. The next railway station after Kanchrapara is Kalyani.

  • 1 Kanchrapara railway station, Station Rd. Kanchrapara railway station (Q48733054) on Wikidata Kanchrapara railway station on Wikipedia

By car[edit]

You can reach here by road on travelling through Kalyani Express Highway, which directly connects Kolkata with major cities like Kanchrapara, and Kalyani.

Get around[edit]

For travelling within Kanchrapara, or in its vicinity, you can opt for public buses, auto-rickshaws, battery operated rickshaws/e-rickshaws ("toto" in the local language) or manual rickshaws.

Few bus route numbers in Kanchrapara are:-

  • Route 22: Connects Kanchrapara with Barajagulia/Nimtala
  • Route 85: Connects Kanchrapara with Barrackpur
  • Route 27: Connects Kanchrapara with Kalyani
  • Route 88: Travels from Kanchrapara to Barasat towards Dum-Dum International Airport.
  • Route E48: Kanchrapara - Jagulia - Barasat - New Town - Salt Lake Karunamoyee


Kanchrapara has a huge market base. Anyone must visit here. This city also has a historic air-field, used during WW-II by British and US fighter jets. Now, this area is used by Indian Air Force for special purposes.

Kanchrapara is also famous for a huge railway workshop, which is opened for public view in every year's Lord Viswakarma Puja's occassion. Kanchrapara has the Krishna-Raya Temple, dedicated to Lord Krishna, which is a point of attraction.


Walkthrough the market area, explore the vicinity areas, Railway workshop etc.


High quality garments are available here at a very good affordable price.


Kanchrapara has many restaurants which offers a variety of cuisines.


This city is home to many soda shops which sell sodas in recyclable containers for ₹5-10 per 100mL/200mL container every summer. Natural fruit juices are also made and served at the same prices. Branded packed soft-drinks and fruit-drinks are also available at various shops.


  • 1 Hotel Aquatic Palace (Along Barrackpore-Kalyani Expressway, near J.I.S College of Engineering).


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