Located in the state of West Bengal, Berhampore is a culturally rich place and is the fifth largest city of the state. Being the dwelling place of Brahmin families, the place is known by the name of ‘Brahmapur’. It is the civil headquarters of the Murshidabad district.
Berhampore City Guide is incomplete without a mention of its rich cultural heritage. Some of the popular historic places of interest in close proximity to Berhampore include Old Cossimbazar Palace, Kathgola palace, Char bangla Temple and Katra Masjid etc. Many buildings of the late 1600s can still be seen in Berhampore. A distinguished type of metal known as “Khagrai Kansha”, used in making bells comes from this city. Berhampore is also recognized for special type of sweets, "Chenabora", “Manohara”, and “Khaja”.
The place was also known as “Golden Bengal" by the Britishers. The stylish arts of the region are very popular among the tourists. Berhampore is also very popular for the handmade carpets, baskets and the miniature painting made up of jute takes one by surprise and makes one wonder that can jute be utilized so beautifully. The major industries situated here include ivory carving, rice and oil-seed milling silk weaving and precious metal working.