Bally, Howrah

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Village, Town
Bally is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 22°39′N 88°20′E / 22.65°N 88.34°E / 22.65; 88.34Coordinates: 22°39′N 88°20′E / 22.65°N 88.34°E / 22.65; 88.34
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Howrah
 • Type Panchayet, Municipality
 • Body Howrah Municipal Corporation[1][2]
(Bally Municipality from 1 April 1883 until 10 July 2015)
 • Total 11.81 km2 (4.56 sq mi)
Elevation 15 m (49 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 291,972
 • Density 25,000/km2 (64,000/sq mi)
 • Official Bengali, English, Hindi
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN 711201
Lok Sabha constituency Howrah
Vidhan Sabha constituency Bally

Bally is a town in Howrah District, West Bengal, India.This area is covered by Howrah Municipal Corporation.[1][2] It is a town of historical importance. Located at the north-eastern tip of the Howrah district, on the banks of the River Hooghly, it is just across the river from the Dakshineswar Kali Temple and near the Belur Math.

Bally Bridge


Bally is located at 22°39′N 88°20′E / 22.65°N 88.34°E / 22.65; 88.34.[3] It has an average elevation of 15 metres (49 feet). There is a man-made canal named the 'Bally Khal' that marks the boundary between Bally and the adjoining town of Uttarpara in Hooghly District. Once Uttarpara was the northern part of Bally; Uttarpara means "Northern Ward." The Hooghly river separates it from Dakshineswar of North 24 Parganas district.


Kalyaneshwar Mandir is a Shiva temple situated in Bally, Howrah, in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is more than 500 years old and is visited by thousands of monks and devotees every year.[citation needed] It is surrounded by Kali, Ganesh, Vishnu and Bajrangbali Temples. It is situated at the north-eastern tip of the Howrah district, on the banks of the River Hooghly, across the river from the Dakshineswar Kali Temple and near the Belur Math. The temple was set up by villagers more than 500 years ago, sponsored by the Jamindar (local landlord) of that time. Legends say that Ramakrishna Dev visited the temple frequently along with his followers from Ramakrishna Mission, including Swami Vivekananda and Swami Brahmananda. This ritual is still followed by the monks of Ramakrishna Mission.


Festivals in this temple are Maha Shivaratri and Charaksankranti. Other important festivals include Ramnavami and Rash mela. Apart from all these the Saraswati Puja of Bally is so famous which pulls crowd from neighbouring areas.

Bally Bridge


Bally is well connected by road, rail and water. Central Kolkata is 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) from Bally.


The Grand Trunk Road/SH 6 passes through Bally. The town is connected with the northern bank of the Ganges by the Vivekananda Setu and the Nivedita Setu.


Three major railway lines connect Bally:

There are five railway stations: Bally Ghat, Bally Halt, Bally Rajchandrapur, Bally Main and Belanagar.


Bally has a ferry pier - Bally Ghat.


Bally NSCC and NSFC represent the town in the fields of cricket and football respectively.[citation needed]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Basu, Anasuya (2 October 2015). "Bally battles merger blues". The Telegraph. India. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  2. ^ a b Merge Bally, Howrah civic bodies: Mamata Banerjee | 19 May 2015
  3. ^ "Maps, Weather, and Airports for Bali, India".