14. Tarakeshwar -This is a very important place of worship especially for the Shavite sect. This is a beautiful temple on the banks of Ganges. It was built by Raja Bharamalla in the 18th Century. The temple can be visited the whole year round but the time of Shivaratri has a different charm altogether. There is also a fair that is organised at this time every year. Monday is considered to be the most auspicious day and bathing in the Dudhpukur Tank is said to be holy. It is said that the waters of the tank have divine powers which can fulfil your wishes. The Buddha temple nearby is also an attraction here. The Tarakeshwar Lodge is the only option to stay here though it won’t provide you with any fancy facilities.