Tara pith

Distance from Kolkata: 220km

Tarapith is a famous Hindu pilgrimage in the state of West Bengal and a Shakti Pitha, believed to be the spot where Sati’s third eye fell. Tara, another form of Sati, is worshipped in the temple.

The history of the place is steeped in black magic and there is a huge cremation ground adjacent to the powerful Shakti pith. Chanting can be heard at the cremation grounds at all hours and a sense of mystery engulfs the village.