Dakshineshwar, a pilgrim town close to Kolkata
, is located on the banks of the Hooghly River
, (a tributary of the Ganges River
). The town is famous for its Kali Temple, 12 Lord Shiva
Temples and a Radha-Krishna Temple. The place came into prominence because of Shri Ramakrishna Paramahansa, saint and guru of Swami Vivekananda
, who stayed and meditated inside the
Dakshineshwar Kali Temple
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport is the nearest air terminal and Bolpur is the closest rail head.