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    1. How to reach the Cantonment?



    1. What are the places of Historical and cultural importance?



    1. Barrackpore Cantt and Mangal Pandey.



    1. Are picnics allowed in Mangal Pandey Park? What are the facilities?



    1. Ferry services.



    1. Gandhi Museum.



    1. Whether army permission is required to visit the places of tourist interest?



    1. Sepoy Revolt of 1824.



    1. Bindee baba Tiwari.



    1. Rastraguru Surendranath and Barrackpore Cantt.



    1. Are there old Cemeteries and churches?

 


 

 

  1. How to reach the Cantonment?

From Kolkata on Road :
Via B.T. Road, Dunlop Bridge, Sodepur, Khardah, Titagarh and Barrackpore. From Chiriamore Junction of Barrckpore left turn to be taken to enter Cantt.
Prominent Bus Route from Kolkata - Route No. 78, L-20, S-32
From Barasat - 81, S-34 from Kanchpara -85

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  1. What are the places of Historical and cultural importance?

Mangal Pandey Park, Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya, Lat Bagan, Ferry Ghat, Aurobinda Ashram, Ramakrishna Vivekananda Mission, British Infantry Line, Cemeteries, Race Course Station, Grand Stand of Royal Calcutta Turf Course, Bindee Baba's Temple, Kali Temple (Digambar Akhara) Garrison Church (Now Bartholomew cathedral), St Joseph Church.

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  1. Barrackpore Cantt and Mangal Pandey.

Mangal Pandey, the Martyr and hero of First War of Independence was sepoy of the 34th Regiment. The historical event that has taken place at Barrackpore led by him.

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  1. Are picnics allowed in Mangal Pandey Park? What are the facilities?

Picnics are not allowed in Mangal Pandy Park. However, public can visit on payment of entry fee of Rs.5/- per head while children below 12 years are not charged. Cantt Board has provided play tools, benches, lawns for public recreation.

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  1. Ferry services.

Ferry services on the River Ganga between Barrackpore Cantt and Serampore are maintained by Cantt Board and Srirampore Municipality for 3 years alternately for the use of public. Presently it is under the management of Cantonment. Ferry rate is Rs.2/- per passenger and timings for operation of ferry from 6 A.M. to 10.45 P.M.

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  1. Gandhi Museum.

Gandhi Museum is sistuated at Bungalow No.13 Riverside Road. It is a place of historical importance and many personal belonging of Mahatma Gandhi besides several paintings and depiction on events of Mahatma Gandhi's life are maintained.

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  1. Whether army permission is required to visit the places of tourist interest ?

It is not mandatory for most of the places.

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  1. Sepoy Revolt of 1824.

Bindee Baba Tiwari was the leader under whom the native sepoys of 47th Infantry rebelled and took control of the Cantonment for 48 hours. British had to summon the troops via Hooghly to quash the rebellion and all the rebels' sepoys have mercilessly massacred. And Sepoy Bindee Tiwari was hanged in chains and his body was left hanging as a warning to potential recalcitrant.

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  1. Bindee baba Tiwari.

Bindi Baba Tiwari was the Sepoy of 47th Native Infantry. He was the leader under whom the native sepoys rebelled and took control of Cantonment for 48 hours. He was caught and later hanged in chains and his body was left hanging as a warning to potential recalcitrant. Later offering were made by Sepoys to his remains as he was considered a martyr. Folklore made him 'Colone" Bindee and the temple stand today where his body was left hanging.

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  1. Rastraguru Surendranath and Barrackpore Cantt.

Rastraguru Surendranath was associated with Barrackpore during British regime. He was the first chairman of North barrackpore Municipality. A degree college has also been established in Barrackpore Cantonment in his name. His residence can be reached routed through Cantonment.

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  1. Are there old Cemeteries and churches?

There are two old Cemeteries in the name of High Commissioner of UK in India. One is situated in orderly Bazar on the way to the Air Force Station and the other in Sadar Bazar in between Army Quarter and Army LPG Supply. This Cemetery is being used by Christian of the area. Presently it is being managed by St. Bartholomew's Cathedral Church. List of grave prior to 1947 is available under Heritage structure.

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