Tarakeshwar is one of the most acclaimed religious destinations in West Bengal, famous for Tarakeshwar temple, devoted to Lord Shiva and is a major shivaite pilgrim under the twelve Jyotirlinga temples. This temple town hosts millions of pilgrims from all through India and also from foreign countries. Maha Shivratri is an important festival in this town.
By Air: Kolkata is the nearest airport to Tarakeshwar, located at a distance of 58 km.
By Rail: Tarkeshwar has a main railway station, well connected to Howrah and other cities by rail.
By Road: State road transport corporation buses connect Tarakeshwar with all neighboring cities. Special private buses operate from Kamarpukur (48 km), Kolkata and Howrah to Tarakeshwar.