The north 24 Parganas district headquarter town is Barasat. The Royal Bengal tiger in Sundarban is nearby. The other country is Bangladesh also easily accessible by road through NH 34.
Air: Kolkata’s Dum Dum airport is located in this district.
Rail: The district is connected by rail with other parts of the state.
Road: National Highway 34 runs across North 24-Parganas district.
Barackpore: Once cantonment town set up by the East India Company, Barakpore is now a quit and beautiful spot on the banks of the river Hugli. A memorial to Mahatma Gandhi called ‘Gandhi Ghat’ is located here. The screne and beautiful gardens called Jawahar Kunj, are a part of the memorial complex. Also famous for its jute industry, Barakpur is ideal for a weekend trip.
Basirhat: The Salik Mosque here, believed to have been built by Ala-ud-din in 1305 A.D., is of considerable archaeological interest.
Haliday Sanctuary: Established in 1976, this small pocket of mangrove forest in the Hugli delta is the nesting area of sea turtles and saltwater estuarine crocodiles. Best season to visit is October to March.