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.