Some 10 km North from the downtown of Kolkata, Belur Math is the headquarter of the popular Hindu religious organization, Ramakrishna Math and Mission. Founded by Swami Vivekananda, it is one of the major religious landmarks in Kolkata. Besides being a popular pilgrimage site in Kolkata, Belur Math is known for its impressive architecture. Sprawling over a large area of 40 acres of land, the Math depicts a perfect fusion of Islamic, Hindu, Buddhist, Christian art motifs symbolising the unity amongst all religions. Not just this, the temple is built at the place where the holy ashes of Swami Vivekananda is preserved. This must-visit tourist place in Kolkata also includes various other shrines sacred to Sarada Devi and Swami Brahmananda. Along with that, the temple also houses a monastery. For history lovers, the temple site also includes a museum which exhibits a rich collection of articles related to the history of Ramakrishna Math and Mission. On the whole, Belur Math is one of those divine places to visit without which a religious tour of Kolkata is incomplete.
Belur, Howrah, West Bengal 711202, India
Opening & Closing Timings
Belur Math remains open all days of the week, i.e, from Sunday to Saturday. Visitors can visit the place on any day from morning to evening.
No Entry Fee
Nearby Tourist Attractions
For tourists, there are numerous places of tourist interests in Kolkata that can be visited after exploring Belur Math. Tourist attractions located nearby the temple are:
- Netaji Bhawan
- Victoria Memorial
- National Library