Ichhai Ghosher Deul

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Ichhai Ghosher Deul, also called tower temple (rekha-deul), is located near Gourangapur in the Indian state of West Bengal. It belongs to a small sub-group of Bengali temples, the architectural suggestions from Odisha can be traced back.The Ichai-Ghosh-temple is largely isolated by the river Ajay in the vicinity of the locality Gourangapur in the Paschim Bardhaman district.According to Binoy Ghosh, Ichhai Ghosher Deul is located at Gourangapur. It is one of the few rekh-deuls in Bengal. Scholars date it around 16th-17th century and it was possibly erected by the descendants of Ichhai Ghosh, to perpetuate his memory.David J. McCutchion mentions Ichhai Ghoser Deul at Gourangapur as a large smooth curvilinear rekha deul, having a base of 20 feet square. It is a plain brick structure but for niches and images on tower.According to the List of Monuments of National Importance in West Bengal, the Ichhai Ghosh Temple is an ASI listed monument.

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How to Reach:

By Air

The Kazi Nazrul Islam airport is present within the district.

By Train

The district has two major Rail stations: Asansol Railway Station and Durgapur Railway Station.

By Road

The distance of Durgapur from the State Capital (Kolkata) is 173 Kms which is a 3 hours 45 minutes journey via NH19. Kolkata to Asansol is 213 Kms which is a 4 hours 35 minutes journey via NH19 and AH1.