French presence in eastern India shows Chandernagore is located about 30 km north of Calcutta, who ruled France in 1673 and 1952 which have left their distinctive mark of French architecture. This is an interesting history of India has the freedom in 1947, this small city was still the French Government, as stated Pondicherry.
This place has a close link with the great poet Rabindranath Tagore. Debendranath, the father of this great poet has established an ashram here dating back to 1863 AD. After a lifetime of 40 years Rabindranath started an "outdoor school" here, eventually became Vishwa Bharati, an international university. This university is a uniform mixture of Eastern and Western cultures.
Tourism destinations around Kolkata also take him to places and sites that are culturally significant. To name a place would be the Ganga Sagar. The place also has religious significance and also offers a wide range of visitors. Located on the island of Sunderbans, visitors can soak in the charm of the pastoral surroundings overlooking the Ganges.