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Krishnanagar: History, Geography, Tourism, Map

Situated on the southern banks of the Jalangi river,  Krishnagar is the administrative headquarters of the Nadia district. Krishnanagar is assessable by both road and train. This place got its name after the famous king called Raja Krishnachandra who resided in this region. He was responsible for the growth of creative arts and crafts which got acclamation from the entire state of West Bengal. Rice, jute and sugarcane are the major agricultural produce of this city.

There are some historically famous places of interest in Krishnanagar such as the Rajbari or the residence of Raja Krishnachandra. The main feature of this Rajbari is the Goddess Durga temple which is situated in the courtyard of the royal palace. This is the time when the common people can actually witness the grandeur of the royalties.

The second place of interest in Krishnanagar is the famous area called Ghurni which is the neighborhood of the clay artists. Raja Krishnachandra invited a few of the families of these clay artists in this region. Tourists are greatly interested to see these gifted artists working in their studios.

The area has a monumental Roman catholic church which portrays the awesome architecture and wooden sculpture of that era. There are twenty seven oil paintings depicting the entire life of Jesus Christ.

Map of Krishnanagar

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