Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya, or more aptly, the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Museums, established on behalf of the Gandhi Memorial Trust many years ago, are unique institutions in the sense that nowhere else have so many museums been established on a single personality, and appropriately further because the person these museums commemorate wanted to reach everyone, no matter how far away they may be, with his message of Love, Truth, Nonviolence, and regulated living to ensure a just, humane growth and existence.
The Mahatma’s personality, thoughts, and programmes, as well as events in his life, are all covered by the Museum at Barrackpore’s diverse collections, which give fascinating and very instructive direct study resources.
Address : 14 Riverside Road, Barrackpore, 24 Parganas (N), Kolkata, West Bengal 700120
Established : 196
Mangal Pandey Park
Barrackpore is a small town in West Bengal’s western region with a lot of history and military importance. During the British colonial period, it was the epicentre of military activity, and it is also home to India’s oldest cantonment or police headquarters. Several confrontations erupted in Barrackpore during the colonial era, with the Indian Rebellion of 1857 serving as the culmination. Mangal Pandey, an Indian soldier who heroically opposed the colonisers, was one of the heroes of the uprising. His acts triggered the Indian uprising, and he is now regarded as a national hero. Mangal Pandey Park, a riverfront park named after him, was one of the ways the town honoured him. It is a popular destination for tourists and residents who want to spend quality time together by participating in various bonding activities.
Address : beside Surrendarnath College, Cantonment, Barrackpore, West Bengal 700120
Established : 1963
Bartholomew Church, formerly known as Garrison Church, was built in 1847. The cathedral is a good example of gothic architecture. The magnificent architecture, which dates back to the British era, will leave you speechless. The lofty structure, with its gorgeous interiors and magnificent chapel, provides Christians with a very stimulating worship experience. The Cathedral’s structure and design are similar to those of many churches in the United Kingdom. This is because the British erected the Bartholomew Cathedral during their stay in Barrackpore, when they were taking a break from their administrative responsibilities in Bengal.
Address : 6, RiverSide Rd & 85 Middle Rd, Cantonment, Barrackpore, West Bengal 700120
Established : 1847
In the Talpukur region of the subdivisional town of North 24 Parganas – Barrackpore, near the Ganges, is a lovely nabaratna (nine pinnacled) temple, similar to the famed Dakshineswar Temple. Goddess Annapurna is honoured in this temple.
The construction of this brick-built temple began around 1870 and lasted for about five years. The temple is built on a high platform with staircases on three sides: west, north, and south. There are four ratnas on the first floor and five on the second, for a total of nine ratnas or nabaratnas. The inauguration took place on the 30th Chaitra, 1281, which corresponded to the 12th April, 1875, according to the Gregorian calendar; about two decades after the Dakshineswar Temple’s opening. Ramakrishna Paramahansadev was there not only on the day of the temple’s opening, but also on the day the land for the temple was chosen. According to legend, Serampore on the other side of the Ganges was originally chosen as the site for the temple, but Chanak (the former name for Barrackpore) was chosen in the end for the construction of this magnificent nabaratna temple. The youngest daughter of Rani Rashmoni – Jagatdamba, and wife of Mathur Mohan Biswas, erected the Annapurna Temple.
Address : Park Rd, Titagarh, Barrackpore, West Bengal 700120
Established : 1875