Belur, West Bengal

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Belur (Bengali: বেলুড়) is a neighbourhood of Howrah, located in Howrah district, West Bengal, India, on the west bank of the Hooghly River.It was formerly in Bally Municipality,.[1] Thus, it was a part of the area covered by Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority.[2] But after the merger of Bally Municipality with Howrah Municipal Corporation it is now under Howrah Municipal Corporation.[3][4]

Belur is best known for Belur Math, a religious monastery, containing a complex of temples. Belur Math is famous for being the headquarters of the Ramakrishna Math, a monastic order, as well as that of the related Ramakrishna Mission, both founded by Swami Vivekananda.

On the opposite side of the Hooghly river, opposite to Belur Math is the Dakshineswar Kali Temple.


The State Highway 6 (West Bengal)/ Grand Trunk Road passes through Belur.[5] There is bus no.54 between Esplanade & Ballykhal & bus no.56 & 51 from Howrah to Sodepur & Pardankuni respectively.There are minibusses on routes Ballykhal-Khidderpore & Belurmath-Esplanade.


  1. ^ "Howrah Corporation Overview". Bally Municipality website. Archived from the original on 2009-04-22. Retrieved 2008-12-24. 
  2. ^ "Base Map of Kolkata Metropolitan area". Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-09-03. 
  3. ^ Bally battles merger blues
  4. ^ Merge Bally, Howrah civic bodies: Mamata Banerjee | May 19, 2015
  5. ^ "List of State Highways in West Bengal". West Bengal Traffic Police. Retrieved 15 October 2016. 

See also[edit]

Howrah Municipal Corporation