How to get there

Car hire with driver from Kolkata to Balakhana and/or return is available at Rs. 15 per km/Rs. 150 per hr for small sedans and Rs. 18 per km / Rs. 180 per hour for larger MUVs. Overnight charges for driver Rs. 500 per night.

BY ROAD from KOLKATA:–

Route 1 – VIA NH 34 (best avoided unless you are located near the airport)
From Park circus 7 point crossing > No 4 Bridge > EM Bypass > Airport >
Turn Right on Jessore Rd towards Madhyamgram > Barasat > Kalyani Mor > Ranaghat railway crossing >
Fulia > Shantipur Bypass > Keep left on NH 34 at bifurcation before Krishnagar >
Turn left after Level crossing on Nabadip Ghat road > continue 8 kms to Maheshganj > Lookout for Allahabad Bank on the right
Enter through old Red Pillars to BALAKHANA


Route 2 – VIA KONA EXPRESSWAY/GOLDEN QUADRILATERAL/STATE HIGHWAY (Preferred Route)
(Current road condition is good, apart from a few bad patches)

0 Km     Reset trip meter to 0km at Vidyasagar Setu Toll Gate
17 “        Rail Over Bridge – Dankuni
21 “        Dankuni Toll Booth
46 “       HP Fuel pump/Cafe Coffee Day/Toilet Block
60 “       Hindustan Hotel, Gorap Police Station signboard
Keep left, DO NOT TAKE FLYOVER
61 “       Turn right under flyover
63 “      Turn left for Boinchee at Bhastara bazaar
74 “      Cross GT Road towards Boinchee bazaar, cross Railway crossing.
Take left fork to Kalna
94 “      Railway crossing (Kalna) then turn left on SH 6
102 “    Dhatrigram, take right fork for Samudragarh
110 “     Samudragarh
117 “     Turn Right at Hematpur Morh-Cross Rly line
Go straight to Gauranga Setu
PL NOTE, GOOGLE MAPS IS INCORRECT BEYOND THIS POINT
122 ”     Lookout for MAHESHGANJ signboard on the left
Turn left at Mukundapur/Pink Temple
126 ”     Turn Right at Fakirtolla/IOL fuel pump, proceed towards BDO/Panchayat Samiti office
127 ”     Take a ‘Hair-pin’ Left at end of BDO office into White topped Red Pillars
127.5 Km BALAKHANA

Route 3 – VIA KONA EXPRESSWAY/DANKUNI

0  Km     Reset trip meter to 0km at Vidyasagar Setu Toll Gate
17  “      Rail Over Bridge – Dankuni
18  “      Take Right fork for Old Delhi Rd
19  “      Mother Dairy Plant
39  “      Start of four lane Highway
53  “      Mogra Rly crossing – Turn Right under flyover
54  “      Make a hair-pin Left at roundabout on Assam Rd, towards Tribeni
75  “      HP fuel pump on Right – Toilet break
88  “      Keep Straight (Road on Right cross Rly Xing for Kalna Ghat & Santipur)
90  “      Keep straight over Kalna Rly crossing
91  “      Keep Straight (Rd on Left is the Kalna – Baidyapur-Boinchee Rd)
98  “      Take Right Fork for Samudragarh
114”      Turn Right at Hematpur Morh-Cross Rly line-go straight to Gauranga Setu
PL NOTE, GOOGLE MAPS IS INCORRECT BEYOND THIS POINT
118”      Turn Left at Mukundapur/Pink Temple/Maheshganj signpost
122”      Turn Right at Fakirtolla/IOL fuel pump towards BDO office
123       Take a ‘Hair-pin’ Left at end of BDO office into White topped Red Pillars
123.5  Km BALAKHANA

 

TRAINS WITH AC CHAIR CARS:

Railway bookings need to be made 2-3 weeks prior to travel

Hazarduari Exp No. 13113
Departs Kolkata (Chitpur) 6.50 AM, arrives Krishnagar 9.15 AM
Hazarduari Exp No 13114
Departs Krishnagar 7.00 PM, arrives Kolkata (Chitpur) 9.30 PM

Bhagirathi Exp No 13103
Departs Sealdah 6.20 PM, arrives Krishnagar 8.30 PM
Bhagirathi Exp No. 13104
Departs Krishnagar 7.15AM, arrives Sealdah 10.30 AM

Dhanadhanya Exp No. 13117
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Departs Kolkata (Sun, Tue, Thur) 4.10 PM, arrives Krishnagar 6.25 PM
Dhanadhanya Exp No. 13118 –
Departs Krishnagar (Mon, Wed, Fri) 9.25 AM, arrives Kolkata 11.40 AM

Daily local EMU trains ply hourly from Sealdah to Krishnagar

Vehicular transport fromn Krishnagar station to Balakhana (12 kms) charges Rs. 500 per trip, for bookings please contact Management

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