Distance from Kolkata: 45km
Chandannagar was first under the rule of the Nawabs, then the reigns shifted to the French. With the arrival of the British, Chandannagar changed thrones many times between French and British until finally it merged with the State of West Bengal at the time of independence. Owing to a turbulent and colorful history, Chandannagar has traces of various national and foreign influences. A trip to this small town isn’t just relaxing and calming, it’s like seeing a bit of past in the future.