Saktigarh, Bardhaman

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Saktigarh
শক্তিগড়
Town
Saktigarh is located in West Bengal
Saktigarh
Saktigarh
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 23°13′N 87°58′E / 23.21°N 87.96°E / 23.21; 87.96Coordinates: 23°13′N 87°58′E / 23.21°N 87.96°E / 23.21; 87.96
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Bardhaman
Elevation 23 m (75 ft)
Languages
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 713149
Telephone code 91 342
Vehicle registration WB 42
Website bardhaman.gov.in

Saktigarh is a village in Bardhaman Sadar South subdivision of Bardhaman district in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Geography[edit]

Saktigarh is located at 23°13′N 87°58′E / 23.21°N 87.96°E / 23.21; 87.96

Transport[edit]

Saktigarh railway station is the railway junction of the Howrah-Bardhaman chord and main lines. It is 83 kilometres (52 mi) from Howrah Station via chord and 96 kilometres (60 mi) via main line. It is 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) from Bardhaman.[1] It is part of Kolkata Suburban Railway system. It is located on Grand Trunk Road and the newly constructed NH2 bypasses the town. There is a regular bus-service between Barsul,Memari,Jamalpur to Bardhaman via Saktigarh . The service is in high demand and many people prefer this route to railways while coming here from Bardhaman.

Culture[edit]

A langcha shop in Saktigarh

Saktigarh is famous for the sweet langcha.There are innumerable shops selling those dark-red sweets along NH 2.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eastern Railway local time table
  2. ^ "AN INTRODUCTORY NOTE OF DISTRICT BARDHAMAN". Retrieved 2009-01-29.