MALDA
ABOUT THE PLACE

The history of medieval Bengal unveils itself from every nook and corner of Malda. The capital of erstwhile Gaur-Banga, the city of Malda is known for historical monuments like Ramkeli Temple – a shrine full of memories of Sri Chaitannya, Madanmohan Jue Temple, Bara Sona Mosque, Kadam Rasul Mosque, Chika Mosque and so on.



HOW TO REACH

The trains that cover the distance of 316 km from Kolkata to Malda are as follows:

• Trains from Haworah

Malda Town Intercity Express
Janasatabdi Express
Saraighat Express

• Trains from Sialdah

Gaur Express
Kanchanjangha Express
Hate Bazare Express
Tista-Torsa Express

By road the distance of 349 km from Kolkata to Malda can be covered in NBSTC, SBSTC, CSTC buses leaving from Dharamtala bus-stop.


BEST TIME TO VISIT

Winter. But can be visited round the year, except peak summer

ACCOMMODATION

Malda Tourist Lodge
Tel: (3512) 220911
Contact
West Bengal Tourism Development Corporation
Tourist Centre
3/2, BBD Bagh (East)
Kolkata–700001
Rent: Non-AC double-bedroom costs Rs. 315/-; AC double-bedroom costs Rs. 630/-; duluxe AC double-bedroom costs Rs. 705/-.

Hotel Purbachal
Tel: (3512) 266183, 267187
Rent: Non-AC double-bedroom costs Rs. 350/-; AC double-bedroom costs Rs. 700/-; non-AC single bedroom costs Rs. 300/-; AC single bedroom costs Rs. 600/-.

Hotel Landmark
Tel: (3512) 221184
Rent: Non AC double bedroom costs Rs. 320–500/-; non AC single bed room costs Rs. 220/-.

Hotel New Heaven
Tel: (3512) 252735
Rent: Non AC double bedroom costs Rs. 200–300/-.

Hotel Meghdut
Tel: (3512) 266216
Rent: Non AC double bed room costs Rs. 315; duluxe AC double bed room costs Rs. 630/-; AC double bedroom costs Rs. 600/-; Non AC double bed room costs Rs. 400/-; ordinary double bed room costs Rs. 250/-.

Hotel Kalinga
Tel: (3512) 283567
Rent: Non AC double bedroom costs Rs. 425/-; AC double bed room costs Rs. 800/-.


TRAVEL TIPS You can also visit Pandua, famous for Adina Mosque – a huge mosque with around 300 tombs – where more than ten thousand people could pray together. Just opposite the mosque is the Deer Park. Other sights are Eklakhi Mosque, Kutubshahi Mosque, Choti Dargah, Bari Dargah and Selami Darwaja.