Belur railway station
Belur is a Kolkata Suburban Railway station on the Howrah-Bardhaman main line and Howrah-Bardhaman chord. It is located in Howrah district in the State of West Bengal. It serves the town of Belur and the surrounding areas. It is 7 km from Howrah railway station.
|Kolkata Suburban Railway Station|
|Location||Dharmatolla Road, Belur, West Bengal, District: Howrah, West Bengal|
|Elevation||18 metres (59 ft)|
|Owned by||Indian Railways|
|Operated by||Eastern Railway|
|Line(s)||Howrah-Bardhaman main line|
|Structure type||Standard (on ground station)|
|Previous names||East Indian Railway|
The first passenger train in eastern India ran from Howrah to Hooghly on 15 August 1854. The track was extended to Raniganj by 1855.
Nearby places of interestEdit
The Belur Math which is the headquarters of the Ramkrishna Mission and a leading tourist and pilgrimage destination for people across the world, is located on the banks of river Ganga, at a distance of about 1.5 km from the station. It was established by Swami Vivekananda in the year 1938 and also contains the Samadhi of the great Saint and youth icon along with that of Sarada Devi and Ramkrishna.