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Lalgola is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 24°25′N 88°15′E / 24.42°N 88.25°E / 24.42; 88.25Coordinates: 24°25′N 88°15′E / 24.42°N 88.25°E / 24.42; 88.25
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Murshidabad
 • Total 134 km2 (52 sq mi)
Elevation 23 m (75 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 267,563
 • Density 2,000/km2 (5,200/sq mi)
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Sex ratio 955 /
Lok Sabha constituency Jangipur
Vidhan Sabha constituency Lalgola
Website murshidabad.gov.in

Lalgola is a town in West Bengal situated near the Bangladesh border in the sub- division of Lalbagh in the district of Murshidabad, West Bengal. It is situated about 225 kilometres (140 mi) north of Kolkata, near the head of the Ganges delta. It is a terminal railway station on the Lalgola Branch Line. It is a border checkpoint.

Lalgola is surrounded by a number of large and small lakes, small temples and mosques. It is the site of the Lalgola Open Air Correctional Home. The Lalgola Palace had been gifted to the government by Maharaja Jogendra Narayan Ray.


Before Independence and the partition of India, the area was an important business hub. However, its importance declined after it became a border town.[citation needed] It remains a commercial center, with wheat, jute and legumes as the principal items traded there.


Lalgola is located at 24°25′N 88°15′E / 24.42°N 88.25°E / 24.42; 88.25.[1] It is located near the Padma River, which is the principal distributary of the Ganges, and which forms the border between India and Bangladesh in this area; thus Bangladesh bounds the town on the north and east. The average elevation is about 23 metres (75 ft)

The climate is similar to the rest of Gangetic West Bengal. The maximum temperature during the summer is about 45 °C (113 °F); the minimum during the winter is between 8 and 10 °C (46 and 50 °F).

Border checkpoint[edit]

Lalgola is a border checkpoint on the India-Bangladesh border. On the other side is Godagiri, across the Padma.[2][3]

Commerce and health care[edit]

As a trading town and transit point for farm products, Lalgola is visited daily by hundreds of people from the surrounding villages.

There is one hospital in the town, Krishnapur Primary Health Centre. A number of local and visiting doctors are also available for consultation. A local voluntary organisation, Lalgola Sanjeeban, works in health-related fields such as blood collection.


In the 2001 census, Lalgola community development bloc had a total population of 267,563 of which 136,853 were males and 130,710 were females. Decadal growth for the period 1991-2001 was 29.40% for Lalgola, against 23.70% in Murshidabad district. Decadal growth in West Bengal was 17.84%.[4]

Lalgola Bloc had a total scheduled caste population of 28,222 and a scheduled tribe population of 2,365.[5]

Durga Puja


Almost all major and minor Hindu and Muslim festivals are celebrated here. A popular Bengali proverb is "baro mase tero parbon", translated as "thirteen festivals in twelve months".

One of the main festivals is the Hindu Durga Puja, when pandals (ceremonial structures) are constructed throughout the town. The Muslim Eid ul-Fitr is also celebrated here. A number of local festivals are also held, including the local Flower Show and Exhibition, held every January since 1986.


Lalgola College was established in 2006 and began offering courses in the 2007–08 academic year, under the University of Kalyani.

Mahesh Narayan Academy

The Lalgola Mahesh Narayan Academy provides education up to class XII. It was established in 1914 by Maharaja Jogendra Narayan Ray, the king of Lalgola, in honor of his father.

The Lalgola Rahmatullah High Madrasah was established in 1919. It is recognized by the West Bengal Madrasah Board.

Other schools include Sailaja Memorial Girls' High School and Laskarpur High School; Al Mahadus Salafi 10th standard Bengali Medium School, for Muslims and Shree Padmaprava Digamber Jain Vidyalaya English Medium School, Synergy Mission School, Ramkrishna Vidyapith; and Chamapara Primary School, and several other local and regional madrasahs.

A public library, the Lalgola Mahesh Narayan Academy Town Library, was established in 1913.

Recently, A new collage is being started for lalgola . It is now in under construction. The Agnibina Collage of Education(D.Ed collage),2013 should started first batch from July 2013. The D.ed collage of lalgola located near Dewansarai, 1.5 km from Bhawanipur bus stop.

Open air jail[edit]

Probably, the most special thing about Lalgola is that, the first 'Open Air Jail', officially – 'Lalgola Open Air Correctional Home', was founded here in the year 1987. For this purpose Sri Birendra Narayan Roy, popularly known as Biren Roy, descendants of Lalgola Raj family and erstwhile king of Lalgola, gifted their residential palace to the Government. Royal residence made way first for female lunatic convicts and later, from 1987, the open-air correctional home. Open Air Correctional Home is a relatively new and revolutionary concept. Situated over 100 acres (0.40 km2) of land and mango garden containing about 1000 mango trees, this Open Air Jail is a correction home for the prisoners. Convicts sentenced to imprisonment for a period of 7 years or more and such of them as have already served 2/3 of their sentence and have maintained all along a good jail record are eligible for transfer to the open jail after thorough screening and personal interview by a board constituted for such selection. Surprisingly, inmates get freedom to go out during day time (06:00 hrs to 20:00 hrs). They have their own source of income in the forms of cultivation, goods shops (given by the Prison Authority), Private Tuition. They even get quarter for their families.


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The Indian Express

The Indian Express
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:04:52 -0800

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) probing the Burdwan blast case has found that besides the Simulia and Lalgola madrasas used by the Jamaat-ul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) to train recruits in West Bengal, a third JMB recruitment and training ...


Wed, 17 Dec 2014 08:52:30 -0800

... brought the madrasas under scanner with the National Investigation Agency (NIA) that was probing the blasts claiming that the accused and other recruits were trained at madrassas in Simulia and Lalgola in Burdwan and Murshidabad districts ...
The Echo of India
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:00:00 -0800

An additional AC Chair Car coach will be attached with 13103 Up/13104 Dn Sealdah-Lalgola Bhagirathi Express as a permanent measure. The additional AC coach will be attached with this train leaving Sealdah from 18 December and leaving Lalgola from ...
The Hindu
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 21:50:25 -0800

... : The National Investigation Agency (NIA) expressed its displeasure before a city court on Friday over the Bidhannagar police's decision to take one of the prime accused in the Bardhaman blast case into custody without informing it. Sajid, along ...


The Hindu
Sat, 29 Nov 2014 22:11:15 -0800

During the ongoing probe, the National Investigation Agency had claimed that the accused in the Khagragarh blast and other recruits were trained at madrasas in Simulia and Lalgola in Bardhaman and Murshidabad districts. “Madrasas are not centres where ...


Indian Express
Mon, 01 Dec 2014 08:27:13 -0800

The team also went to Lalgola area near the Indo-Bangladesh border and inspected some spots, a top district police officer said. Shakil Ahmed, one of the JMB terrorists who died in the Burdwan blast on October 2, had spent several months in Beldanga ...

Hindustan Times

Hindustan Times
Tue, 02 Dec 2014 05:12:37 -0800

From there they would proceed to Lalgola, which is right on the border, using rickshaws to a madrassa where the bombs would be handed over to their Bangladeshi counterparts. The NIA also arrested a Rohingya national from Hyderabad, Khalid Mohammed ...

Gulf Times

Gulf Times
Sat, 29 Nov 2014 12:37:30 -0800

The incident brought the madrasas under scanner with the National Investigation Agency, that is probing the blasts, claiming that the accused and other recruits were trained at madrassas in Simulia and Lalgola in Burdwan and Murshidabad districts, ...

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