About Berhampore

Located about 200 km away from Kolkata, at the bank of the river Bhagirathi, Berhampore is the sixth largest city (after Kolkata, Howrah, Asansol, Siliguri and Malda) in West Bengal. After the Battle of Plassey in June 1757, this city was fortified in 1757 by the East India Company and it continued as a cantonment till 1870. Alongwith this legacy, Berhampore, at present, is ready to offer an array of modern amneties with rich and lively environment of cultural activities.


Berhampore has a population over one lakh as per 2001 Indian census wih a literacy rate 79%. Further, it has an important multi-cultural and multi-religious make up for right technical education.

Colleges (Govt./Autonomous)
  •   Govt. College of Engineering & Textile Technology,Berhampore
  •   Murshidabad Medical College
  •   Murshidabad Institute of Technology
  •   Murshidabad College of Engineering & Technology
  •   Krisnath College
  •   Berhampore College
  •   Berhampore Girls' College
  • Transport: Railway

    Berhampore Court (BPC), Cossimbazar (CSZ) and Murshidabad (MBB) stations stand on the Sealdah/Kolkata - Lalgola route of Eastern Railway. Apart from a few local trains, a handful of Lalgola Passengers and one Lalgola Fast Passenger, Bhagirathi Express and Hazarduari Express, ply regularly in this route at different times of the day. Moreover, Dhanadhanye Express is another recent addition to this. However, this runs on a tri-weekly basis on Kolkata - Lalgola route.

    On the opposite bank of the river Bhagirathi, Khagraghat (KGLE), the other station, is connected to Howrah station. Teesta Torsa, Kamrup, Hatey Bazare express have stoppages at Khagraghat railway station. This station is also connected to Katwa, Salar, Bandel and Howrah by a number of local trains.

    Transport: Road

    As Berhampore is the administrative headquarter of Murshidabad district and standing just in the middle of West Bengal, it acts as the link between North Bengal and South Bengal. This city is well connected by National Highway 34. There are regular bus services connecting important places of South Bengal and North Bengal via 'Mohona' bus terminus of this city.