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Falta, an important industrial town in West Bengal, is situated on the eastern bank of the Hooghly River. About 50 km from Kolkata, this port town has a significant place in India's colonial history. It was here that the East India Company set up camp after its defeat at the hands of Shiraj-ud-Daulah in 1756. The garden house of Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose, the renowned scientist, is a popular tourist attraction here. He is reported to have made many of his discoveries in this house. Falta can be accessed by State Highway 1 leading to Diamond Harbor which is joined by the arterial road from Kolkata at Sarisa. The nearest airport is Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport.

Updated on 24th June, 2005
District: South 24 Parganas

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