Chandernagore


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Chandernagore

(ˌtʃʌndənəˈɡɔː)
n
(Placename) a port in E India, in S West Bengal on the Hooghly River: a former French settlement (1686–1950). Pop: 162 166 (2001)
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French, too was vital, and the best was to be picked up in Chandernagore a few miles from Calcutta.
Cruise past the forgotten splendour of Murshidabad, the last capital of the Nawabs, the European settlements at Bandel and Chandernagore and the multicultural ISKCON township at Mayapur.
Your first stop is Belur Math, the shrine built by Swami Vivekananda, before you move on to Chandernagore, a former French colony.
Shop: A must try are the freshly baked goodies from Das Bakery in Chandernagore.
While Serampore, then called Frederiksnag after Danish king Frederik V, who ruled between 1746 and 1799, tops the priority list, not much has been done for Bandel, set up as a Portuguese colony, the erstwhile Dutch colony of Chinsurah, the French Chandernagore or Barrackpore set up by the British.
Sail down from Kolkata to Varanasi for 14 nights and 15 days crossing Bodhgaya, Nalanda, Chandernagore Palace and Rajmahal in West Bengal for $ 14,895 per couple ( Rs 7 lakh).