Pilgrim Sites

Kamarpukur used to be a remote nondescript village in the district of Hooghly in the Indian state of West Bengal. Today it is famous as the birthplace of one of the modern India's greatest spiritual giant Sri Ramakrishna. This place gained international importance after this centre was affiliated to the Ramakrishna Math & Mission, a worldwide religious & philanthropic organization headquartered at Belur Math, Howrah in 1947. Here India's age old Vedic tradition was revived by the Master Himself and later on was propounded by His foremost disciple, the great "Cyclonic Monk" , Swami Vivekananda. Ever since its inception, it has been propagating Sri Ramakrishna's ideals of "Harmony of World Religions" & "Service to Mankind" through an innovative array of socio-spiritual-philanthropic activities, whose underlying theme is community based sustainable livelihood.

The monastery has a sprawling campus right in the centre of this miniscule town of West Bengal, which is frequented by pilgrim tourists from all over India & abroad for deriving inexplicable contentment within during their sojourn in the serene atmosphere of Kamarpukur.Today as you leave behind the cacophony of Kolkata’s chaotic traffic and drive through the quaint Bengali country side, the lush green paddy fields and bullock carts invite you to an India you never knew existent. As your vehicle passes through Kamarpukur, you are greeted with bustling bazzars and the famous Bengali sweet shops still churning out the century’s old Bengali sweets – Jelabi, Rossogolla, Kalojam, Ladykane etc. that taste just as divine as it used to be in the bygone days.

With the advent of globalization and India's rapid march towards attaining the tag of a "Developed Nation" . India has become one of the most preferred holiday destinations as per the latest reports of the National Geographic Traveller and a slew of other renowned global travel publications.

We, at the Ramakrishna Math & Mission, Kamarpukur believe that Swami Vivekananda's mission of harmonious synthesis between India & the rest of the world is an on-going process. With our worldwide head quarter at Belur Math, we see the present tourism scenario as an opportunity to showcase the very best of India’s 5000 year old spiritual heritage and our mission is to take the new age traveller to the village of Kamarpukur, the birth place of the great religious prophet, Sri Ramakrishna.

Inside the Ashram Campus, Kamarpukur

  • Magnificent temple of Sri Ramakrishna built at the exact place where He was born.
  • Ancestral house( thatched Bishnupur style ) of SriRamakrishna.
  • Sri Ramakrishna’s living room (thatched Bishnupur style ).
  • Temple of Sri Raghuvir , the family deity of Sri Ramakrishna.

Outside the Ashram Campus, Kamarpukur

  • Yogi's Shiva temple & Gopeswar's Shiva temple with specimen of teracota art.
  • Haldar pukur.
  • House of the Laha's.
  • Primary school of the Laha’s.
  • Sitanath Pyne’s house where the Master usedto go in trance during the yatra performance.
  • Birth place of Dhani Kamarani, the nurse who nurtured Master in His infant days.
  • Budhui Moral & Bhutir Khal, the cremation grounds where SriRamakrishna carried out intense spiritual "Sadhanas" or austerities.
  • Ancestral land or Chinu Sankhari.

Amenities for the Pilgrim Tourists Dining hall Reception Centre

  • Reception Centre.
  • Waiting hall for pilgrims.
  • Yatri Nivas (Guest House) for boarding with prior intimation.
  • Dining hall – Prasad available for the pilgrim tourist and the guest.
  • Sales out-let for religious books & cottage industry products.
  • SBI ATM service.

Visitors Guide

Visiting Hours
  • April to September
    • Morning : 04:00 - 11:30 IST
    • Evening : 16:00 - 21:00 IST
  • October - March
    • Morning : 04:30 - 11:30 IST
    • Evening : 15:30 - 20:30 IST
Office Hours
  • April to September
    • Morning : 08:00 - 11:30 IST
    • Evening : 16:00 - 17:00 IST
  • October - March
    • Morning : 08:00 - 11:30 IST
    • Evening : 16:00 - 17:00 IST
  • By Bus
    • From Esplanade (Kolkata) to Joyrambati.
    • From Tarakeshwar to Arambagh, from Arambagh to Joyrambati Via Kamarpukhur.
    • From Bishnupur to Joyrambati.
    • From Burdwan Railway Station to Arambagh Railway Station and from there to Joyrambati via Kamarpukhur.
    • From Durgapur Railway Station to Bankura Railway Station from there to Joyrambati.
  • By Car
    • Can be travelled to Joyrambati from Esplanade (Kolkata) via Tarakehswar or Dankuni.
  • By Train
    • From Howrah to Tarakeshwar or Arambagh. For details of train time table please click here.
  • By Air
    • Nearest airport - Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport and then by car/bus/train.