Haldia is a major port town located at the confluence of the Haldi and the Hooghly
rivers, in Midnapore District
, West Bengal
. It is a prominent industrial center for petrochemicals and related industries of eastern India and indeed the entire country. Haldia is about 140 km south-west of Kolkata
Major industrial establishments in the town include the Indian Oil Corporation, Hindustan Lever and Exide Industries.
The nearest international airport is at Kolkata. Haldia Railway Station is a prominent railhead of West Bengal. Catamaran services are available to Kolkata.