Welcome to Gangarampur, a beautiful city located in the Dakshin Dinajpur district of West Bengal, India. This charming municipality is situated on the banks of the Punarbhaba River and is connected to major cities through National Highway 512. Gangarampur is a hidden gem that boasts a rich history, breathtaking landscapes, and mouthwatering local cuisine. Join us as we uncover the many treasures of Gangarampur and reveal why this enchanting destination should be on every traveler’s bucket list.

Gangarampur is located almost in the middle of Dakshin Dinajpur district and has an average elevation of 25 meters. The city has a tropical wet-and-dry climate, with summer monsoons and maximum temperatures that can often exceed 38°C during May-June. Winter tends to last from December to early-February, with the lowest temperatures hovering in the 4°C to 8°C range during December and January. Monsoon is the most notable phenomenon in the climate of the city, with maximum rainfall occurring during the monsoon in July-August.

As of 2011 India census, Gangarampur had a population of 56,175. The city has an average literacy rate of 77%, higher than the national average of 74%. The economy of Gangarampur is driven by agricultural farming, small business, handloom, and handloom-based handicrafts. Important handloom potential areas are located in Boaldaha, Korial, Belberi-I, Belberi-II, and various parts in Gangarampur Municipality area. Important handloom products include cotton ordinary saree, cotton Mala saree, ladies churidar set, gents kurta/panjabi, and Shirting Than (Length of cloth) etc.

Gangarampur is connected to Kolkata, Siliguri, Jalpaiguri, Malda, Balurghat, Kishanganj, Cooch Behar, Bardhaman, Asansol, Raiganj, Durgapur, Nadia, and other major places in West Bengal and Bihar by both bus and train services. The only State highway passes through Gangarampur is State Highway 10 (West Bengal). The state highway has recently been upgraded into National Highway 512 (India) by Government of India. This highway connects Gangarampur with National Highway 12 (India), which is the only other National Highway in Dakshin Dinajpur. Both private and public night bus services to Kolkata, Siliguri, Jalpaiguri, Cooch Behar are available. Buses to Balurghat, Raiganj, and Malda run frequently throughout the day. Gangarampur Railway Station was built earlier in 2004 and the first train ran on 30 December 2004. The station is located at the south side of the city near Gangarampur College.

Gangarampur has many public and private schools and colleges. Some of the notable colleges in the city limits are Gangarampur College, Gangarampur B.Ed College, Gangarampur Government Polytechnic, Vidyasagar Primary Teachers Training Institute, and Vidyasagar College of Education. There are many public and private schools in the city limits, including Gangarampur High School, Gangarampur Girls High School, Kalitala Vidyasagar Shishu Niketan, Holy Cross Primary School, Holy Cross Girls High School, St. Joseph High School, Kadihat Belbari High School, Orient National School, Chittaranjan English Medium School, Samput School of Classical Dance, Kids Hall, Ujjwal Kids World, Rabrindra Smriti Vidyapith, Indranarayanpur Colony High School, Shemrock Disha Play School, Saraswati Shishu Mandir, Gangarampur, Promod Dasgupta Smrity Vidyapith, St. Pauls School, Niranjan Ghosh Smriti Vidyapith, Jamir Smriti Public Mission School, and Kabitirtha Bangla Academy.

Gangarampur has many attractions that are worth visiting. Bangarh is the site of an archaeological dig, where work commenced in 1938 on uncovering remains of structures dating from the pre-Maurya Empire to the Pala Empire. Kaldighi Lake and Dhaldighi Lake, located at the east side of the city, are home to migratory birds and freshwater fish. The lakes are a tourist attraction as well as a source of revenue for local fishermen. The building of Dargah of Shah Ata was probably constructed in the 14th century. The building is a brick and stone mausoleum, the burial site of Mollah Atar-Uddin or Shah Ata. There are three main parks in the area, Kalitala Children Park, Kaldighi Park, and Gangarampur Shishu Udyan. The first of these, Kalitala Children Park, is owned by Gangarampur Municipality, and is located at National Highway 512 and adjacent with Punarbhaba River in Gangarampur city. There are two movie theaters showing Bengali and Hindi movies.

In conclusion, Gangarampur is a hidden gem that boasts a rich history, breathtaking landscapes, and mouthwatering local cuisine. The city is a perfect destination for travelers who want to experience the beauty of West Bengal. With its many attractions, excellent transportation, and educational institutions, Gangarampur is a city that should be on every traveler’s bucket list.

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