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Belur Math in Kolkata

·  Summer: 26°C-38°C
·  Winter: 16°C-28°C
·  Monsoon: June-September<

Best time to visit:  October-March

Opening Time: 06:00 a.m.
Closing Time: 07:00 p.m. (summers), 06:00 p.m. (winters) (closed from 11:30 a.m. to 04:00 p.m. in summers and from
Weekly Holiday: Sri Ramakrishna Museum is closed on Monday

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Representing India’s unity in diversity, Belur Math is a pilgrimage site located on the western bank of River Hooghly in Kolkata. The temple complex was founded by Swami Vivekananda and is dedicated to the Ramakrishna Mission. The most striking feature of the main temple is that it is the blend of architectural elements of Hindu temple, church and mosque. Known as Sri Ramakrishna Temple, it houses the life-size statue of Sri Ramakrishna.

The campus has many other attractions including Swami Vivekananda Temple, Holy Mother Temple (dedicated to Ramakrishna’s consort Sarada Devi), Swami Brahmananda Temple and Swami Vivekananda Room. Ramakrishna Museum (open 08:30 a.m. to 06:00 p.m.) housing articles used by Ramakrishna is another worthy place.

Belur Math is visited by disciples from all over the world. It is indeed a great place to experience peace and spirituality.

Road: Kolkata is accessible by state run ordinary and deluxe buses from all major cities of West Bengal and other states. Many local bus routes connect different parts of Kolkata with Belur Math. Apart from buses, taxis and autos are the convenient travel modes which drop one right at the entrance of this place.

Railway: Belur Math Railway Station is located close to the temple complex. Howrah Railway Station at the distance of about 6 km. is another good alternative. Trains from New Delhi, Ranchi, Puri, Patna, Mumbai, Allahabad, Amritsar, Jodhpur and various other Indian cities help tourists access these railheads.

Airway: Located at the distance of about 14 km. is the Kolkata International Airport with flights to many Indian and foreign airport cities. Taxis and cabs are available outside the airport terminal to conveniently reach Belur Math.