Travel | VOL. 10, ISSUE 63, November-December 2010 |

Ambika Kalna: Terracotta Temples of Burdwan

Located in Burdwan district, about 75 kms north of Kolkata, Kalna is one of the very few places where a wide variety of terracotta temples can be seen. As per several historical sources the town takes its name after Goddess Ambika Siddheswari - one who fulfils the cherished desires. The composite nomenclature is ‘Ambika-Kalna’. Kalna’s location on the bank of river Hooghly had led to its development as an important port. Its location enroute to the holy cities of Puri,...

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