Agarpara Tourism

Agarpara is a place in north Kolkata and under Khardah police stations of Barrackpore City Police under Barrackpore subdivision and Kolkata city of the state of West Bengal in India. Agarpara has two pincode area, one is 700109 and one is 700058.It is a part of the area covered by Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority. In the past, a community named Aghore, who were specialized in boat making, used to live here. Earlier this place was known as Agrapalli, from where the name has been changed into Aagarpara. Agarpara Union was officially established on 23 July 1867. Sen estate and Sen family had been the recorded oldest inhabitant of Agarpara. Also, Ghosh family of Tarapukur, Parbat family of East Station Road and Majumder family of North Station Road are the three oldest living families in this town. Also located here in Elias Road is Banerjee Bari Which is more than 300 years old and considered the oldest house standing in this region. Today Agarpara is one of the busiest Railway stations on the Sealdah division main section. Apart from trains there are frequent bus services which connect Agarpara to the heart of the city of Kolkata, also Howrah, Barrackpore, etc. through Barrackpore Trunk Road (BT Road) which was built during world war II as a connecting road between the army Barrack (Barrackpore) and the Army headquarters Fort William. Bus no. 230 use to run from Agarpara Railway station to Alipore Zoo regularly.Tentultala bus stop is on the cross of Elias road, north station road and B.T.road. Also, Agarpara is connected to the other side of the river Hoogly by regular ferry service. Also the famous Nilgunj Road goes through this town, Nilgunj Road is the road that connects Kolkata with Murshidabad. This is a historic one since through this road, Nawab Siraj ud-Daulah attacked the British forces at Kolkata to stop building of Fort William. Agarpara is the part of the highly enriched Barrackpore Industrial Region. Famous factories like Texmaco, Duckback, Priya Biscuits operate their factories in the town. Also, the Tractor India Ltd., Himani, National Tobacco Company and numerous jute and cotton mills establish Agarpara as an enriched industrial town. Its educational facilities are good. Primary schools like Vivekananda Vidyamandir, BG Memorial & Path Bhaban Shishu Shiksha Niketan are doing really well from the last few years. Ushumpur Adarsha Uchha Vidalaya, Agarpara Mahajati Vidyapith, Savitri Mahajati Balika Vidyapith, Netaji Sikhshayatan are some renowned high schools here. The Narula Institute of Technology (NIT),a Sikh minority trusty organized engineering college, is situated in Agarpara. The college is affiliated to the West Bengal University of Technology (WBUT) and approved by AICTE. The Bollywood movie Raavan, directed by Maniratnam and Tollywood films like Teen Yaari Katha, Goray Gondogol were shot here. Singers Ruprekha Banerjee and Suvankar Bhaskar come from Agarpara. The famous Bengali actress Satabdi Roy was also born here. Agarpara has some heritage site also. Giribala thakurbari is one of that which is built by GlribalaDasi, granddaughter of Rani Rasmoni who built Dwakshneswar temple.


If you are looking for travel information of Agarpara in India, you've come to the right place. The nearest major city to Agarpara is Digha. Take a short trip from Agarpara and set some time aside to explore the Digha. Dotted with places like Marine Aquarium And Research Centre, Amarabati Park, Chandaneswar Shiv Temple; it will definitely be a good idea. To explore Agarpara, set aside 1 to 2 number of your days. You'll be coming back for more!

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  • Know the pollution level of Agarpara before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 74.42 (High)
    • Water Pollution 67.51 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 63.1 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 65.95 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 52.5 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 67.79 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 65.34 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 52.41 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Agarpara for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Agarpara.

    • Burglary and Theft 45.41 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 45.72 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 46.58 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 80.94 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 43.37 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 46.6 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 40.75 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 36.55 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 76.01 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 46.26 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 47.26 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 23.97 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 53.47 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Agarpara is 91.84 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 51.94 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 60.9 (High)
    • Pollution Index 78.68 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 60.67 (Very High)
    • Cost of Living Index 24.87 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 57.19 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 11.57 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 48.86 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Agarpara

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.01 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.51 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 32.31 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 46.79 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 33.56 USD

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