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Nabadwip (/ˌnæbəˈdwiːp/) is a city in the Municipality in Nadia district in West Bengal (India), on the western bank of the Bhagirathi river. The Bhagirathi river originally used to flow west of Nabadwip, forming a boundary between the districts of Bardhaman and Nadia. It has now shifted its course, cutting the city off from the rest of the Nadia district. Reputedly founded in 1063, the town served as the old capital of the Sena dynasty. It was a center of learning and philosophy in medieval India and is still noted for its traditional Sanskrit schools. The Navya Nyaya school of logic reached its peak under the philosophers of Nabadwip. The great Vaishnava saint, social reformer and an important figure of the Bhakti movement, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (1486–1533) was born here, making this place an important pilgrimage centre in Bengal. Many devotees from worldwide who adhere to Gaudiya Vaishnavism come to Nabadwip for pilgrimage on the auspicious occasion of the Birthday celebration of Shri Mahaprabhu on the Phalguni Purnima (i.e. on the Full moon day of the March every year), and for various festivals in relation to Leelas of Shri Mahaprabhu like Sri Nabadwip-mandala Parikrama and other festivities like Dol yatra, Ras purnima Gaura-purnima.

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This is a comprehensive travel guide for Nabadwip in India. From budgeting tips to finding the best spots, this travel guide has got all the insider information to explore Nabadwip like a local. When planning a trip to Nabadwip, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Kolkata. Attractions in Kolkata include The Victoria Memorial, Howrah Bridge, Belur Math Shrine. To get to this city, remember that the nearest major airport is Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport. Popular vacation packages of Nabadwip are of 1-2 days.

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  • Nabadwip: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Nabadwip for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Nabadwip.

    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 100 (Very High)
  • Living in Nabadwip - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 100 (Very High)
    • Health Care Index 88.89 (Very High)
    • 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.

  • Cost for Essentials in Nabadwip

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Nabadwip

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.01 USD
    • International Movie per seat 2.9 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 31.83 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 49.89 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 33.35 USD

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