The Bakreshwar Temple of West Bengal lies on the banks of the Paaphra River in the district of Birbhum, around 24 km from the town of Siuri and 240 km from Kolkata. The temple is renowned for its Oriya-style of architecture. Inside the temple complex are the Mahishmardini and the Vakranath temple. The former has ancient paintings of the goddess, preserved well by the Archaeological Survey of India
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How to Reach:
Bakreswar Temple by Road
There are plenty of private and public transportation options available for travel to Birbhum from all major cities including Kolkata. The Panagarh-Moregram Expressway linking Grand Trunk Road (NH 2) with NH 5 cuts across the district. Apart from this, there are several other entry points for the place as well. Regular bus services from Kolkata, Siliguri and other cities connect Birbhum to all the districts in West Bengal.
Bakreswar Temple by Train
The nearest railway station is Birbhum. Birbhum is very well connected to various major cities by railways. The Howrah-Sahibganj circle of the Eastern Railway passes through this district while the junction at Nalhati connects Birbhum to Azimganj in Murshidabad district.
Bakreswar Temple by Air
The nearest airport is the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose airport in Kolkata. On getting down at Kolkata, you could take a private vehicle, a bus or train to Birbhum which is at a distance of 190 Kms.