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About Arambag

Arambagh in Hoogly district in West Bengal is a town and municipality. This city is headquarters of the sub-division of Arambagh. Being near to Kolkata the city has expended much in recent decades. There is lot to explore in this part of West Bengal. Through this article you will come across various aspects of this town of West Bengal and that too in detail. Earlier the name of Arambagh was Jahanabad, which later got changed to Arambagh. The meaning of Arambagh is 'The Garden of Rest' or 'Comfort Garden'.

About Arambag
Arambagh Railway Station

History of Arambagh

The History of Arambagh city is closely liked with Sub-division of Arambagh. This sub-division was established during 1879, and was popularly known as 'Jahanabad Sub-Division'. This sub-division was considered as the headquarters of the Jahanabad town. As per the records, Shri Rishi Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay was found to be the first Officer of Arambagh Sub-division. However, many officers followed him, and have improved this sub-division. During the 19th of April 1900, the name of the sub-division 'Jahanabad' was renamed as Arambagh. The name itself creates a great impression on the tourists – Arambagh meaning 'The Garden of Rest or Comfort'. This is the exact sub-division where the village of Kamarpukur is located (the birthplace of great Legend Sri Ramakrishna Parmahamsa).

Geography of Arambag

Arambag is situated with an average altitude of 15 meters over the link road that is just 81 kms from the NW of Kolkata. This City lies between the latitude and longitude of 22.88° N and 87.78° E respectively. Arambagh is ourskirted by many blocks along with some of the trees all around the city. Arambagh experiences tropical climate. Both summers and rainfall have very little rainfall, apart from the rainy season. The average temperature is found to be 26.5 °C; while, the average rainfall is 1175 mm. The average temperature is said to be the highest in the month of April, with 30.9 °C. While, the month of January is the coldest month, with average temperature of 19.7 °C. The minimum amount of rainfall occurs during the month of December; but the average rainfall that occurs in this month is 1 mm, and maximum rainfall will be during the month of July, with an average 265 mm. Also, the Rainfall varies between the driest and wettest months, which is approximately 264 mm, and temperatures vary by 11.2 °C.

Demography of Arambag

As per 2001 census of India, total population in Arambag was 60,644; amongst which, Males were found to be 62 percent, female population was 38 percent and population of under 6 years children were 17 percent. While an average literacy rate of 82 percent (males literacy rate - 79%, female literacy rate - 58%).

Shopping in Arambagh

In Arambagh, you can buy many things such as garments, furniture and Jewelery items as well as electronics, footwear, handbags, stationary, and many more. You can even purchase florists, food products and other products. You can either shop in small shops or move to the nearby shopping malls to buy more items.

The Raymond Shop
Men's Clothing Store
Address: Link Road, Ward No.13, Opp: Bank Of India, Arambagh, West Bengal 712601
Phone:099038 45601

Sree Gourango Bastralaya
Clothing Store
Address: Near B.K.Roy Super Market, P C Sen Rd, Arambagh, West Bengal 712601
Phone:03211 255 000

Five Star Distributors & Co.
Clothing Store
Address: Mauza Passchim Krishnapur, Lr Plot No.106 & 107, Ward No. 05, Arambagh, West Bengal 712413
Phone:1800 22 8990

Transportation in Arambagh

Transportation in Arambagh is very much comfortable and can be reached by different means of transport such as Railways, Airways and Roadways.  There are very few railway lines that connect to the Tarakeshwar side from the Tarakeshwar Bishnupur Railway Lines that ends via Arambagh. Also, Sealdah Railway Station is very close to Arambagh and is just 82 kms (i.e, 51 miles) and hardly takes 1 and 1/2 hours to reach this destination. One can also visit Arambagh through the nearest Howrah Railway Station that is just at a distance of 12 kms away from the city and is very well connected to major parts of the India. From Howrah, you can catch taxis or buses to reach Arambagh destination from the railway station of Howrah. Some other major Railway Stations which are too near to Arambagh are the Burdhaman Junction (BWN) which is just 41.7 kms from Arambagh, another Junction is Mecheda (MCA) that is 52 kms from the city, and other one is Bandel Junction (BDC) which is 60.91 kms from this Arambagh destination. Also, Mayapur Rail Way Station and Arambagh P C Sen as well as Hooghly Junctions are the major railway stations which are very well-connected to Arambagh. However,  Barddhaman or Burdwan Junction (BWN) is the nearest destination (41.7 kms) from any other railway stations. When you choose Airways to reach Arambagh, you must select Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Airport, which is very close to the Arambagh city, and no airport is available at Arambagh. You can even reach the Arambagh Bus Terminal which is located at the Ahilyabai Holkar Road, as well as Vidyasagar Bus Terminal that is situated very near to the Arambagh bus stand.

Arambagh Railway Station
Station Code: AMBG
Address: Bulundi Road, Arambagh, West Bengal 712601

Economy in Arambagh

Arambagh is not just famous for its beauty, but also due to its business and economics. The city of Arambagh has reached on top position in trading the non-veg food, especially the chicken products. Other business activity that has improved the city's economical level is the agriculture of rice and potato. However, the chicken business has gained global popularity since several years.

Healthcare in Arambagh

When healthcare in Arambagh is considered, you will not find it difficult to get proper treatment at right time, as there are many hospitals, and small healthcare clinics are established all over the city. You can find dental clinics, eye clinic, as well as some other types of general clinics at this city of Arambagh. Government is planning to set up a new hospitals taking healthcare services to next level.

Debnath Hospital
Bulundi Road,
City : Arambagh,
Pin Code : 712601, (West Bengal)

Arambagh SD Hospital
Address: Arambagh, West Bengal 712601
Phone:03211 255 095

Nibedita Medicine
Near Nibedita Nurshing Home, Arambag Bustand, Arambagh, ARAMBAGH, Arambagh, West Bengal - 712601, India
(03211) 258404

Food in Arambagh

Several food items are prepared in Arambagh. Typical Bengali food served here included fried vegetables, along with sabji, curry, as well as various types of green or other vegetables, such as daal and fermented rice, etc. There are several kinds of meat curry, egg curry, as well as the local pond fish curry, along with the homemade phulkas and roti. One can find special type of various rice items, the staple food of Bengal. The main reason for preparing rice items is that, people grow more rice items in the Hooghly district of Arambagh.You can also enjoy the taste of jalebi, rosogollas, as well as the boondi, which are very popular sweets of Arambagh. There is also a kind of special sweet dish known as 'Babursah' that is found at a border place of the city of Arambagh. If you visit this place during winter season, you must have the traditional Bengali food such as Bhapa Pitha, as well as the lip smacking udher Pitha, Teler Pitha and Pati Shapta, apart from the Dhup Pitha.

Apurvo Restaurant And Lodge
Address: SH 2, Arambagh, West Bengal 712601

Tourism in Arambagh

Culture of Arambagh is just a reflection of the state of West Bengal. Most of the festivals celebrated in the state is also followed in the entire city of Arambagh. Travelling to the city during Durga Puja can be really exciting. Being near to state capital Kolkata, you can even explore the famous Puja Pandals of the state. When you visit this place of Arambagh, you can also visit Burdwan, as well as Mayapur and Sankarpur, Bardhapur, etc. You will certainly enjoy visiting this beautiful destination which includes various places of Arambagh.

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