(Last Updated on : 09/06/2016)
Maniktala is a residential area of northern Kolkata
. It also has the morning wholesale market every Sundays, which attracts many people of Kolkata.
History of Maniktala
Maniktala was originally Manik lake or today's Maniktala crossing is the intersection of Vivekananda Road (Maniktala Main Road) and Acharya Prafulla Chandra Road (Upper Circular Road), the two main thoroughfares in north Kolkata. It is said that the lake belonged from the Manik family of Kolkata during the rule of British East India Company
. While the other said that Maniktala gets its name from Manik pir a mosque located in the vicinity.
Attractions in Maniktala
Maniktala has the market which is a special attraction to the whole sale market dealers and the retail shopkeepers. Maniktala also hosts one of Kolkata's largest Durga Puja celebration, the Manicktalla Chaltabagan Lohapatty Durga Puja
, which is celebrated in its vicinity. Also, Beadon Street or Abhedananda Road, one of the important streets of north Calcutta originates from Maniktala, which is ending in Nimtala Ghat. The tourist attractions in that area are Kolkata Police Museum, House of Swami Vivekananda
, House of Raja Rammohan Roy
, House of Ishwar Chandra Vidysagar
and the House of Swami Abhedananda. The adjacent area is known as Maniktala. This crossing connects Shyambazar
, Kankurgachi, Rajabazar
and Girish Park to Maniktala.
Central Blood Bank in Maniktala
The Central Blood Bank of West Bengal
Government is located at the Maniktala crossing.
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