Open Time : 5:00 am – 2:00 pm & 5:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Entry : free
Address : Kalighat Metro Station, Rash Behari Avenue, Lake Market, Kalighat, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Website : https://kalighatkalitemple.com/
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Why to visit Kalighat
One of the most well-known Hindu holy place to visit in Kolkata is the Kalighat Kali Temple, which is one of India's 51 Shakti Peethas. Thousands of worshippers travel each year to the Goddess Kali-dedicated Kalighat Kali Temple.
According to legend, when Sati offered herself as a sacrifice, various portions of her body fell to the ground. It is thought that Sati's right toe fell here, and as a result, the temple was built to honour the Goddess. The Kalighat Temple's principal goddess is Goddess Kalika.
The temple is an iconic representation of Kolkata and is a heady mixture of filth, people, and devotion. The beating centre of this city of poets and dreamers is Kalighat, which is a chaotic, foul-smelling, filthy, magnificent, energetic, and crazy place. You'll adore Kalighat if you love Kolkata. Goats and other non-lethal animals are sacrificed every year to appease the powerful goddess Kali.
FAQ on Kalighat
What restaurants are near Kalighat Kali Temple?
Restaurants near Kalighat Kali Temple: (0.07 km) Bijoli Grill (0.17 km) New Palace (0.17 km) Shree Krishna Sweets
What attractions are near Kalighat Kali Temple?
Attractions near Kalighat Kali Temple: (0.27 km) India Beacons Sojourn (0.29 km) Kolkata Story Tours (0.17 km) Sunny Shopping Centre
What hotels are near Kalighat Kali Temple?
Hotels near Kalighat Kali Temple: (0.15 km) The Opus (0.17 km) Hotel Icon International (0.20 km) OYO 10890 Malik Guest House
How can I travel to Kalighat?
Get off the bus at the Kalighat Tram Depot stop, cross the street, and proceed to the temple if you're travelling by bus. Get off at the Kalighat station on the Metro and exit through the southern door if you're travelling by that method. If you don't mind spending more, you can also use a taxi to get to Kalighat Travel.
Is carrying a phone allowed in the Kalighat temple?
For security considerations, the Barrackpore police have decided not to permit guests with their cell phones, wallets, or other items into the temple grounds
In order to avoid crowd, visit the temple on Wednesday or Thursday. Meanwhile some other facilities like police administration, health department, various food restaurants are all within reach.
By Rebecca Lal