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Birla Mandir Kolkata in Kolkata

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

Best time to visit:  October - March

Opening Time: 05:30 a.m.
Closing Time: 09:00 p.m. (closed from 11:00 a.m. to 04:30 p.m.)
Weekly Holiday: Open 7 days a week.

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Kolkata’s Birla Temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna and like many other temples constructed by industrialist Birla Group; it is a striking white marble structure. Temple’s design takes inspiration from the world-famous Lingaraj temple of Bhubaneswar and is built in Rajasthani architectural style.

The temple also has idols of other Hindu deities including Goddess Radha, Goddess Durga, Lord Shiva and Lord Ganesha. Visitors to the temple are fascinated by the depiction of old Hindu scriptures on white marble. The temple turns into a glittering gem at night when its every part is lighted up.

Birla Temple attracts not only Hindu pilgrims, but also other tourists in huge numbers, especially during festival celebrations like Janmashthmi.    

Road: Kolkata is connected to the rest of India by National Highways 2, 6, 34 and 117 as a result of which, excellent road connectivity is what the city enjoys. ST buses, private buses as well as rented cars and taxis are the convenient modes to reach Kolkata. Birla Mandir is located in South Kolkata and one can use modes like local buses, taxis, cabs, auto-rickshaws and cycle-rickshaws to access it.

Railway: Sealdah Railway Station is located only at the distance of 5 km. from the temple, while another popular station is at Howrah, about 10 km. away. Tourists can board trains from Chennai, Bangalore, Delhi, Hyderabad, Pune and Mumbai to reach Kolkata.

Airway: Located at the distance of about 18 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 the temple.