Category Adventure, Historic, Natural / Scenic beauty, Others, Recreational

Shantipur had been a seat of Sanskrit learning and literature, Vedic texts and scriptures since ninth century. It is located in the Ranaghat Sub-division of the district and is about 18 K.M. away from Krishnagar. The Topkhana Mosque was built by Fauzder Gazi Mohammad Yaar Khan in 1703 – 1704 during the reign of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. This mosque consists of a big dome and eight minars.

The Shayam Chand Temple built in traditional “Aatchala” manner, the Jaleswar Temple with its exquisite terracotta designs and the Adwaita Prabhu Temple are the noteworthy temples of Shantipur. The weavers of Shantipur have made themselves famous throughout India by their professional aptitude in making “Tant Saree”. Fulia a township very close to Shantipur, is the birth place of Poet Krittibas, composer of Bangla Ramayan.

  • Shantipur Taant saree Photo
  • Shantipur Jamdani saree Photo
  • Shantipur handloom cotton saree Photo
  • Shantipur Taant saree
  • Shantipur Jamdani saree
  • Shantipur handloom cotton saree

How to Reach:

By Air

The nearest airport is Kolkata Airport.

By Train

A lot of local and express train is available from Sealdah Station

By Road

The total straight line distance between Kolkata and Shantipur is 77 KM.