(Last Updated on : 11/12/2019)
Maniktala is a residential area of northern Kolkata
. The tomb of Manik Pir is located in the lane near Maniktala crossing. The neighbourhood is named after Manik Pir Dargah. 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 Central Blood Bank of West Bengal
Government is located at the Maniktala crossing.
Attractions in Maniktala
Maniktala has a 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
, the Manicktalla Chaltabagan Lohapatty Durga Puja. 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.
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