|Neighbourhood in Kolkata (Calcutta)|
Maniktala crossing with market and clock tower
|Metro Station||Girish Park|
|Parliamentary constituency||Kolkata Uttar|
|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.
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.
Maniktala gets its name from "manik pir" a mosque located in the vicinity.
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.
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Kolkata/North Kolkata travel guide from Wikivoyage