Kalighat Kali Temple is a Hindu temple in West Bengal, India dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali.It is one of the 51 Shakti Peethas.
Kalighat was a Ghat (landing stage) sacred to Kali on the old course of the Hooghly river (Bh?girathi) in the city of Calcutta. The name Calcutta is said to have been derived from the word Kalighat. The river over a period of time has moved away from the temple. The temple is now on the banks of a small canal called Adi Ganga which connects to the Hoogly. The Adi Ganga was the original course of the river Hoogly (the Ganges). Hence the name Adi (original) Ganga.
How to Reach Kalighat?
From Howrah Station: Howrah Station - Howrah Bridge - Strand Road - Mahatma Gandhi Road - Chittaranjan Avenue - Esplanade(Dharmatala) - Park Street Crossing - Maidan Crossing - Exide More - Jadghu Bazar - Hazra Crossing - Kalighat
From Airport: Airport - Rajarhat Bypass - EM Bypass - Ruby Hospital - Bose Pukur - Garihat More - Traingular Park - Rashbehari - Kalighat
The buses plying from Airport towards Tollygunge are the best. You can get down at Rashbehari and either walk or take a taxi towards the Temple.
Catch metro,get down at Kalighat Metro Station.If from airport, come to Dum Dum metro station and board the metro towards Kalighat Station.
All days of the week
5:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Temple is closed from 2.00 P.M to 5.00 P.M. for Bhog