Around 20 km from Kolkata
, Dakshineshwar Kali Temple at Dakshineshwar
is close to the Vivekananda Bridge. This Kali temple was built by Rani Rasmoni in the 19th century on the banks of the Hooghly River
. It has a shrine of Goddess Kali and there are 12 temples dedicated to Lord Shiva
. The temple is famous because Shri Ramakrishna Paramhansa, renowned preacher and guru of Swami Vivekananda
, had achieved his spiritual vision in this temple. He used to meditate in the Panchavati Garden nearby.