Chakdah town lies to the north of Kolkata
. This town is also one of the taluk headquarters of Nadia District
. It is the place where Mahesh Pandita, one among the 12 cowherd boys descended from Lord Balram
from Braja, lived. According to myth, it is believed that the demon Sambrasura was killed by Pradyumna
, the son of Lord Krishna
, here. Thus this town also has the name Pradyumnagar.
There are many hotels providing ample facilities for the visitors. The town can be accessed easily from Nadia. The nearest railhead is Chakdah railway station.