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