Maniktala

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Maniktala
Neighbourhood in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Maniktala crossing with market and clock tower
Maniktala crossing with market and clock tower
Country  India
State West Bengal
City Kolkata
Ward
Metro Station Girish Park
Parliamentary constituency Kolkata Uttar
Assembly constituency Maniktala
Elevation 36 ft (11 m)
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 700 009,700 006
Area code(s) +91 33

Maniktala is a residential area of northern Kolkata.

Location[edit]

Originally Manik Talao (lake) or today's Maniktala crossing is the intersection of Vivekananda Road (Maniktala Main Road) and Acharya Prafulla Chandra Road (Upper Circular Road) — two main thoroughfares in north Kolkata.One of Kolkata's largest Durga Puja celebration,the Manicktalla Chaltabagan Lohapatty Durga Puja is celebrated in its vicinity. Also, Beadon Street (Abhedananda Road), one of the important streets of north Calcutta originates from Maniktala, ending in Nimtala Ghat. The adjacent area is known as Maniktala. This crossing connects Shyambazaar, Kankurgachi, Rajabazaar and Girish Park to Maniktala.

Etymology[edit]

Maniktala gets its name from "manik pir" a mosque located in the vicinity.

Dargah of Manik Pir

Landmarks[edit]

The Central Blood Bank of West Bengal Government is located at the Maniktala crossing. So is one of oldest markets of Kolkata, the Maniktala Bazar, easily identified by the clock tower. Nearest Metro Railway Station is Girish Park.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Kolkata/North Kolkata travel guide from Wikivoyage

Coordinates: 22°35′06″N 88°22′30″E / 22.585°N 88.375°E / 22.585; 88.375