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Bandel is a town. It is located in the Hooghly district of the Indian state of West Bengal. It is founded by Portuguese settlers. It falls under the jurisdiction of Chandernagore Police Commissionerate. It is a part of the area covered by Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA). Bandel is a major rail junction station of Eastern Railway zone. It is 40 km from Howrah railway station.

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Lahiri Temple at Rajhat, Bandel

Geography

Location

Bandel is located at 22°55′22″N 88°22′46″E / 22.922743°N 88.379542°E / 22.922743; 88.379542. It has an elevation of 16 m. The main river that flows by Bandel is Hooghly. The town is in Gangetic Plain.

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Boats waiting in Hooghly River near Bandel

Climate

Like the rest of the Ganges Delta of West Bengal, the climate is tropical wet-and-dry in nature. The monsoon starts from early June to mid-September. Winter persists for almost three months, from mid-November to mid-February. The weather remains dry during the winter and humid during summer.

Transport

Train

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A local train leaving Bandel Junction

At Bandel, there are two railway stations, en:Hooghly railway station and Bandel Junction. Bandel Junction is an important railway station of Eastern Railway. It is a model rail station. The station is situated approximately 40  km from Howrah station on the Howrah–Bardhaman main line. The Bandel–Katwa line meets the Howrah main line, here at Bandel Jn. Another branch line connects Bandel with Sealdah railway station and Kolkata railway station via Naihati.

Road and Bus

State Highway 6/ Grand Trunk Road passes through Bandel.

Private bus

  • 4 Chunchura Court - Memari
  • 8 Chunchura Court - Kalna
  • 23 Chunchura Court - Tarakeswar
  • 39 Chunchura Court - Jirat

Besides, there are auto rickshaws, e-rickshaws, cycle-rickshaws, etc. These all contribute to the public transport of Bandel.

Air

The nearest airport is the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport in Dum Dum, Kolkata.

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