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Location of Nalhati
in West Bengal and India
Coordinates 24°18′N 87°49′E / 24.3°N 87.82°E / 24.3; 87.82
Country  India
State West Bengal
District(s) Birbhum
Parliamentary constituency Birbhum
Assembly constituency Nalhati
Population 56,249
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

48 m (157 ft)

Nalhati is a town, municipality in Birbhum District in the Indian state of West Bengal near the West Bengal / Jharkhand border. This town is named after the Shakti peetha Nalhateshwari temple which according to the mythologies is the situated where the "nala" ie throat of goddess shakti had fallen.

Nahlati is a junction railway station where the Ajimgunj line joins the old HowrahSahebganj loop of eastern railway.

Nalhati police station under Rampurhat subdivision of Birbhum district looks after two administrative blocks Nalhati I and Nalhati II.

Nalhati municipality was established in 2000.[1]



Nalhati is located at 24°18′N 87°49′E / 24.3°N 87.82°E / 24.3; 87.82[2]. It has an average elevation of 48 metres (160 feet).

It is on Panagarh–Morgram Highway.

Nalhati I block consists of the following gram panchayats: Banior, Haridaspur, Kaitha II, Barla, Kalitha, Kurumgram, Bautia, Kaitha I, and Paikpara.[3][4]

Nalhati II block consists of the following gram panchayats: Bara I, Bhadrapur I, Noapara, Bara II, Bhadrapur II, and Shitalgram.[3][5]


As of 2001 India census, Nahlati block I and II had a populations of 36229 and 20020 (together 56249).[6]


In the 2006 assembly elections, Dipak Chatterjee of AIFB won the Nalhati assembly seat defeating his nearest rival Abdul Walee Mollah of INC. In 2001 and 1996 Kalimuddin Shams of FBL defeated Sharif Hossain (Dalim Master) of INC. Sattick Kumar Roy of FBL defeated Madan Mohan Mandal of BJP in 1991, Brindaban Saha of INC in 1987 and Sachidanandan Sau of INC in 1982. Bhabani Prasad Chattopadhyay of FBL defeated Abhoy Charan Das of INC in 1977.[7]

Nalhati assembly constituency is part of Birbhum (Lok Sabha constituency).[8]

As per orders of the Delimitation Commission Nalhati assembly, No. 293, constituency will be part of Birbhum (Lok Sabha constituency) and will be composed of the following:[9] Nalhati-I Block and Kushmore-I & II and Rudranagar gram panchayats of Murarai-II CD Block. Nalhati-II CD Block.will be part of Hansan assembly constituency.


  1. ^ "Category, Year of Establishment, Area, SC, ST and total population in ULBs in West Bengal". Department of Municipal affairs, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2008-11-09.  
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Nalhati
  3. ^ a b "Directory of District, Sub division, Panchayat Samiti/ Block and Gram Panchayats in West Bengal, March 2008" (PDF). West Bengal. National Informatics Centre, India. 2008-03-19. Retrieved 2009-04-03.  
  4. ^ "Census Data District Name: Birbhum(08) Block Name :Nalhati I (0003)" (PDF). Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2009-04-03.  
  5. ^ "Census Data District Name: Birbhum(08) Block Name: Nalhati II (0004)" (PDF). Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 2009-04-03.  
  6. ^ "CENSUS OF INDIA 2001: Provisional Population Totals, West Bengal: Table-5". Birbhum district, West Bengal. Census of India. Retrieved 2008-10-22.  
  7. ^ "293 - Nalhati Assembly Constituency". West Bengal. Election Commission of India.. Retrieved 2007-09-21.  
  8. ^ "General election to the Legislative Assembly, 2001 – List of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies". West Bengal. Election Commission of India.. Retrieved 2007-09-19.  
  9. ^ "Press Note, Delimitation Commission". Assembly Constituencies in West Bengal. Delimitation Commission. Retrieved 2009-03-15.  

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Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikitravel


Nalhati is a town , in Birbhum-Murshidabad of West Bengal.

Nalhati is one among the 51 Shakti Peeths. It is believed that Parvati's throat (Nal) fell here, when Vishnu severed her body, with chakra, to stop Shiva from the Tandav nritya. That is why the name Nalateshwari is used as a synnonym for the Peeth.

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It is about 15km to the north of Rampurhat. Those travelling along the Panagarh-Moregram state highway, will come across the town of Nalhati just after crossing the Brahmani river.


There are also some small hills in Nalhati on top of which there are sacred Hindu temples as well as Muslim mosques. On one of these hills there is a famous Neem tree, whose leaves, if you taste feels sweet.

There is a famous 'math', known as the 'Mahanirman Math', in the village of Jagdhari, which is on the banks of river Brahmani.

A relaxing way to enjoy the beauty of the place is to sit on the banks of Brahmani, or take a walk to the top of one of the hills and enjoy the beautiful paintings in the sky.


Nalhati has got a very busy railway station, and the main market (bazaar) is situated surrounding it.

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