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About Basirhat

Basirhat is a city as well as a municipality in the North of 24 Parganas district in the State of West Bengal. On the banks of River Ichhamati the city is connected to border of Bangladesh with well road and rail facility to Barasat. Though this place is too small, one can find various hospitals and healthcare clinics, as well as services like police stations, ATMS and banks, and lot more. Along with this, the town is not less than any other administrative services, transportation, and tourism services.

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About Basirhat

Tourists can find several things to buy, as the town is considered as a shopping hub, and you will find everything that you wish to buy such as cosmetics, medicines, spicy powders, fruits and vegetables, and so on. Also, you will not find it difficult to eat food, as you will get both veg and non-veg food items.

Administration in Basirhat

The sub-division of Basirhat was formed in the year 1861, as per the Government order. This town constitutes Police stations like the Kalinga, Harua and Husenabad. Earlier, Basirhat was under the jurisdiction of the city of Barasat Sub-division that was renamed as the Basurhat till the year 1896. While, Basirhat municipality was situated during 1st of April 1869, which was separated into 22 wards that covers an area of 22.5 km².

Office of the District Magistrate
Address: New Administrative Building
Barasat, North 24-Parganas, Kolkata-700 124, India

Basirhat Municipality

Basirhat Municipality covers about 22.01 sq kms. As per 1981 India Census, the total population was found to be 81,040; though there were just 10 wards till the year 1964, under the Basirhat Municipality. However, during the year 1995, the number of wards started to increase up to 18. Further, after 1995, as per the population basis, Basirhat Municipality got re-established with 22 wards, and the total area of the current Municipality was approximately 8.5 square miles.Basirhat is not just a city, but also a municipality in the North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal. The city has been established on the river-side on the sub-divisional town. While in the Basirhat Municipal area, where you can find 74 percent of tube-wells, which are owned by the Municipality and the rest of the 26 percent are personally owned tube wells. There were actually two service reservoirs, as well as 3 pump houses that were supposed to be built by the PHE in the area of Municipality.

Basirhat Municiplaity
North 24 Parganas
Telephone : (03217) 265-224, 265-316
Fax No.: (03217) 265-224

History of Basirhat

Basirhat is known for 'Tebhaga Movement' of 1946-47. The peasant movement further boosted the ongoing movements for the independence of India. This beautiful place was developed initially by the families of two people namely the Jhine's Ghosh and another person was Mir's of Mirbati. The history behind the popularity of the town is long, but two reasons are birth of Dinesh Chandra Majumder (a freedom fighter), and Swami Brahmananda (First President of Ramakrishna Mission). Both these legends have been born in the same city, because of which the town has become so popular.

Geography of Basirhat

Basirhat lies at a latitude of 22.66° N and longitude of 88.89° E, with an average altitude of 6 meters (i.e, approximately 19 feet long). The town is near to the River Icchamati, which is surrounded by the mountains, which gives a great scenic beauty of the city of Basirhat. Ichamati River is a trans-boundary river that flows via India and Bangladesh, and thereby forms the boundary between the two countries. While the river is faces the siltation problem and further leads to thin water flow in the dry season as well as floods in the rainy season.

Demography of Basirhat

As per 2011 Census of India, Basirhat Urban area had a total population of 144,891; amongst which, 73,491 constitute males, and total population of females were 71,400. While, the total population of children between the age of 0–6 years was 12,578. The average literacy rate for the total population of 7+ age was 86.88 per cent. And the main language spoken at this town is Bengali.

Business and Economy in Basirhat

The major business or trading in Basirhat are the rice, legumes, dates and mustard, jute and potatoes. These are grown in large numbers and sold in this town of Basirhat. Apart from agriculture, other businesses like brick making and Nolen Sandesh, as well as the Gamcha and fishereies, along with sugar milling business activities are performed here. However, agriculture is the main business undertaken by the people of Basirhat, and economy depends upon the trading done here.

Transportation in Basirhat

Basirhat was actually very well-connected with the Barasat through the narrow gauge Barasat. But, Basirhat Railway was supposed to be operated by the Martin's Light Railways, which was unfortunately closed during 1955 and further got converted into broad gauge. While, the railway tracks in this region were electrified and EMU services were offered via Sealdah and Hasnabad. These were provided by the Kolkata Suburban Railway. Also, there are convenient bus services to reach Kolkata as well as some other places from the city of Basirhat.

Basirhat Rail Station
Address: Basirhat Station Road, Sitalia, Basirhat, West Bengal 743412

Sports in Basirhat

There is a Sub-divisional Sports Association in Basirhat, where different types of sports and games are conducted. Several tournaments like Football, Cricket, Volleyball, as well as athletic sports like Road Race, along with swimming and Badminton, Kabaddi, as well as Table Tennis, Hockey, and other sports activities are found here. However, Football is given more preference than any other sport in Basirhat.

Food in Basirhat

Food in BasirhatThere are wide variety of food items that are served here in Basirhat. You can either have fast food or meals. Several fast food centers have been opened up along with restaurants to serve tourists in a better way. Below are few of the fast food centres and restaurants that may be helpful for you to satisfy your hunger.

Shil Fast Food Centre
Basirhat Station Road, Near Basirhat Railway Station,
City : Basirhat,
Pin Code : 743411, (Kolkata)
Mobile : +91 851 588 4637
Ghosh Fast Food
Basirhat, North 24 Parganas,
Taki Road,
City : Basirhat,
Pin Code : 743411, (Kolkata)
Mobile : +91 973 285 8932

J H Fast Food Centre
Basirhat New Market,
North-24 Parganas, Etinda Road,
City : Basirhat,
Pin Code : 743411, (Kolkata)
Mobile : +91 973 285 8932

Penguin Restaurant
Near Registry Office,
City : Basirhat,
Pin Code : 743411, (Kolkata)
Mobile : +91 933 251 5110

Tourism in Basirhat

When you visit Basirhat, you can visit to several cities nearby, as the place is blessed with beautiful attractions in and around the city. You can move to the banks of the Icchamati River, as well as visit the Ashram of Swami Brahmananda, which is just 5 kms from this place. You will get peace of mind in both these places. One can also visit Sahid Dinesh Mazumdar Sishu Park as well as Ichhamati Garden, to have a great time. Read More................

Shopping in Basirhat

In Basirhat, you can move to small shops or showrooms to buy your favorite garments, or the fancy footwears, also you can purchase jeweleries in either the fashionable jewelery stores or gold jewelery shops, as well as you can move to the fancy stationery stores to buy different books of your choice, and lot more. All in all, shopping experience would be fantastic at the city of Basirhat.

MB Garments
Nur Islam Mollah,
City : Basirhat,
Pin Code : 743411, (Kolkata)
Phone : 321 726 7783

Tapas Golds
Itinda Road,
Opposite Lalita Mandir,
City : Basirhat,
Pin Code : 743411, (Kolkata)
Phone : 321 722 7104

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