Nabadwip in Bengali means nine islands and is an eastern town in the state of West Bengal and is close to Bangladesh. The names of the islands are as follows; Antardwip, Simantadwip, Rudradwip, Madhyadwip, Godrumdwip, Ritudwip, Jahnudwip, Modadrumdwip, and Koladwip.
Nabadwip is a place of religious importance and pilgrims from all over the world come down and celebrate the Nabadwip Mandala Parikrama which involves a procession while chanting religious verses. Holidays like Guru Purnima and Rash Purnima celebrated on a full moon days are also of importance here.
Lord Chaitanya’s Roots
The River Bhagirathi lies to the east of the township around 20 kilometers away and is known for the birth of Lord Chaitanya who is credited for propitiating the Vaishnav religion. He was also a social reform activist, and there are many followers.
Where to Stay
Nabadwip has good accommodation facilities including the municipality guesthouse, which needs to be booked in advance. The Chaitanya Gaudiya Mission boarding house, the International Society for Krishna Conscious guesthouse and quite a few hotels are some of the accommodating options.
Restaurants in the town serve delicious Bengali cuisine along with Bangladeshi variants. To get around the town one can use the various private car facilities and large three wheeled rickshaws.
Nabadwip is well connected with road and rail.
The climate of Nabadwip is hot and humid. The best time to visit Nabadwip is in the winters.