(Last Updated on : 08/01/2014)
Nalhati is a town situated in Birbhum district
of West Bengal
. The name of the town was derived from the Shakti peetha
Nalhateshwari temple. Mythologies say that the temple is located at the place where throat of Goddess Shakti, 'nala
', had fallen. Nalhati is also a junction railway station where old Sahibganj Loop of the Eastern Railway joins the Azimganj line. The establishment of Nalhati municipality was done in the year 2000.
Nalhati is located at an elevation of 48 metres on the Choto nagpur plateau
. It houses a small hill of quite low altitude. The town houses red soil. The major tourist interests in the town are Ana Baba Mazar Sherif and Nalateswari temple. The town has a healthy and pollution free environment. Near the town Chandramani hills near Bautia and Baidhara Shalbon at the Brahmani river
delta are other inviting tourist places. Nalhati also serves as the source of stone chips of good quality for Southern Bengal which houses a crusher belt near the town.
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