Kalna Rajbari Complex, Ambika Kalna

Collage of Terracotta Panels from the Pratapeswar Temple, Ambika Kalna

Ras Mancha, Rajbari Complex, Kalna

Lalji Temple, Rajbari Complex, Ambika Kalna

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Kalna Rajbari Complex, Ambika Kalna

An amazing Temple Complex

Ambika Kalna (or simply Kalna) is located 82 km from Kolkata (Howrah) on the Bandel – Katwa line. Located on the west bank of the Bhagirathi, Ambika Kalna once flourished as a prosperous port town.

Panoramic view of Kalna Rajbari Complex Panoramic view of Kalna Rajbari Complex

It reached it’s pinnacle of glory during the late 18th century under the patronage of the Maharajas of Bardhaman, who built several magnificent temples with intricate terracotta ornamentation.

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