Nabadwip lies on the western side of the river Bhagirathi at a distance of about 20 K.M. from Krishnagar and it is associated with birth of Lord Sri. Chaitanya and the advent of the Vaishnab religion in Bengal. Sri. Chaitanya was not only a religious leader preaching Vaishnab ideas and Bhakti cult but also a social reformer in the 16th Century. Nabadwip was the capital of Lakshman Sena, the famous ruler of Sena dynasty, who ruled from 1179 to 1203. There are a number of temples and pilgrimage centres. Dwadas Shib Mandir built in 1835 with the exquisite floral designs attracts a large number of pilgrims. The images and idols of Lord Sri. Chaitanaya in a few other places are also regarded with reverence.
How to Reach:
Kolkata airport is the nearest airport from Nabadwip and is located at a distance of around 125 km.
There are direct trains available between Nabadwip and Howrah. You can catch a train from Howrah railway station to Nabadwip Junction. It will take you an approximate time of 2 hours to reach your destination.
With an average distance of around 130 km from Kolkata, Nabadwip can be accessed easily by road. Route 1: Kolkata - Singur - Nabadwip Route 2: Kolkata - Kalyani - Nabadwip However, route 1 is the fastest as it will take around 30 minutes lesser in comparison to route 2. On your way to Nabadwip, you can take a break at Singur and visit its beautiful temples.