Nalhati

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Nalhati
নলহাটি
Town
Nalhati is located in West Bengal
Nalhati
Nalhati
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 24°18′N 87°49′E / 24.3°N 87.82°E / 24.3; 87.82Coordinates: 24°18′N 87°49′E / 24.3°N 87.82°E / 24.3; 87.82
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Birbhum
Elevation 48 m (157 ft)
Population
 • Total 56,249
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Birbhum
Vidhan Sabha constituency Nalhati, Hansan
Website birbhum.nic.in

Nalhati is a town, municipality in Birbhum District in the Indian state of West Bengal near the West Bengal / Jharkhand border. This town is named after the Shakti peeth Nalhateshwari temple, which according to the mythologies is the situated where the "nala" i.e. throat of goddess Shakti had fallen. It is one of the 51 Shakti Peethas in India.

Nalhati is a junction railway station where the Azimganj line joins the old Sahibganj Loop of the Eastern Railway.

Nalhati police station under Rampurhat subdivision of Birbhum district looks after two administrative blocks Nalhati I and Nalhati II.

Nalhati municipality was established in 2000.[1]

Geography[edit]

Nalhati is located at 24°18′N 87°49′E / 24.3°N 87.82°E / 24.3; 87.82.[2] It has an average elevation of 48 metres (160 feet). It is on the Chhotonagpur plateau. A small portion of hill with very low altitude can be visible within the town. On the hill the Nalateswari temple and Ana Baba Mazar Sherif are two tourist interests. The soil of this part of Birbhum resembles that of Bankura and Purulia as "Lalmatir Desh" (land of red soil).

It is on Panagarh–Morgram Highway.

Places of interest[edit]

Nalhati is a tourist spot in West Bengal and is being promoted lately by the state government. It is healthy place to live for its pollution free environment. The Nalateswari Temple and Mazar Sherif atop the small hill is a must see of this town. Many interesting sights on the hill are no longer visible for growing urbanization. The Baidhara Shalbon at the Brahmani river delta and Chandramani hills near Bautia are nice place to go for a 15 km distance. There is good connectivity to Jharkhand, Bihar, North Bengal and south Bengal.

Located on the Chhotonagpur plateau, Nalhati is the source for good quality stone chips to South Bengal as there is a crusher belt near the town.

Education[edit]

Two higher secondary school named Nalhati Hariprasad High School(Boys) & Nalhati High School for Girls just 1.25 km & .50 km apart from Railway station. There are also two UG colleges - Hiralal Bhakat College and Sofia Girls' College. There are two more higher secondary schools along with secondary schools. First one is Nalhati Vivekananda Vidyapith and another one is Arisunnesha girls high school. Both of them are near about the railway station and bus stand. Nalhati is the centre of many village for many respect along with educational facilities. There are many computer educational points over Nalhati, one of them is the Nalhati Youth Computer Center.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Category, Year of Establishment, Area, SC, ST and total population in ULBs in West Bengal". Department of Municipal affairs, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2008-11-09. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Nalhati". Fallingrain.com. Retrieved 2012-06-16. 

External links[edit]

  • Nalhati travel guide from Wikivoyage