About Sainthia

Sainthia in the district of Birbhum (West Bengal) is located at Suri Sadar, which is a Sub-division of the district. This town of Sainthia is well-known for being one of the Shakti Peethas in the entire India and is popular for the Nandikeshwari Temple. The region has seen lot of development with construction over Mayurakshi River as well as the Sahibganj Loop. Earlier there were no Railway stations, but after the establishment of the Khana-Rajmahal section of Sahibganj Loop (October 1859), the first train was started via Horah till the Rajmahal through the Khana.

About Sainthia
Bhairav Nandikeshwari temple

However, the Railway station began as a division of the complete line. Such a great work, has made people from throughout India to settle in this town of Sainthia. Currently, the town has transformed into the commercial hub in the district, and is moving in a faster way via all the development and service avenues. Sainthia Municipality got its name from the "Sain", who was an Islamic priest. Also, the town has been renowned as the "Nandipur", due to the "Nandikeshwari" temple established here.

Geography of Sainthia

Sainthia is situated with an altitude of 53 meters (i.e, approximately 173 feet), and falls between the latitude of 23.57°N and longitude of 87.40°E, just over the banks of the River Mayurakshi. The place owns the alluvial and fertile soil, as well as there is a very rich groundwater reservoir. The climate at this region is moderate, but temperature goes too high, and creates lots of humidity in summer, and cold in winter season.

Business and Economy in Sainthia

Economy of SainthiaSainthia is one among the standard business hubs located in the mid-division of the West Bengal State.
The main business and occupation of Sainthia is the agriculture, and the economy of Sainthia stands tall due to the sales of agricultural products as well as its allied business. There are many mills launched at this Sainthia Municipality, namely the Rice mill, bran oil mill, as well as the mastered oil mill, including the fried rice mill, are established here. While, the galvanized wire product units and some other similar business units are operated very well at this place. There is also a hinterland of business in Sainthia, that expands till the Jharkhand district in the west and Kandi of Murshidabad district (east). During the year 2001 India census, the town of Sainthia used to have a total population of about 39,244, amongst which 51 percent are found to be Males, and 49% of them are said to be females.

Tourism in Sainthia

Sainthia is more famous for its temples which play a vital role in making it a famous tourist destination in West Bengal. 'Nandikeshware Temple' devoted to Goddess "Nandikeshwari" is loacted in this city. Apart from Nandikeshwari, one can also visit places like Tarapith, Nalhati, Bakreshwar, Fullara, Kankalitala and some other places which are too near to the Sainthia. Visit these places at least once to experience the spirituality of the place.

Healthcare in Sainthia

As Sainthia is a small town, there are very few healthcare centers, and if you wish to get treatment for any health disorders, you need to visit the nearby city, and amenities like ambulances is available to provide quick service to the patients. However, for minor illness, you can get treatment in the local health clinics in Sainthia. The city has medical shops and diagnostic centers nearby, and all treatments are found at a cost effective price.

Sainthia Rural Hospital
Address: Sainthia, Birbhum, Sainthia HO, Sainthia - 731234
Phone: +(91)-9434220615, 9732047902

District Tuberculosis
Address: Sainthia, Birbhum, Sainthia HO, Sainthia - 731234
Phone: +(91)-9433209397, 9434948230, +(91)-3462-253443

Culture and Festivals in Sainthia

Festivals in Sainthia
Culture in Sainthia

Sainthia is influenced much by the culture of West Bengal. Festivals in Sainthia are inherited by the entire state of West Bengal. The language that is generally spoken here are Hindi and Bengali. However, people from other parts of India who have settled in Sainthia, obviously speak other languages.The festivals that are most commonly celebrated are the Durga Puja or Jagadhatri Puja. Also, Ganesh Puja is done during Sankashti Chaturthi and Ganesh Festival. The festivals like Sankashti Chaturthi is sincerely celebrated throughout the city of Sainthia by the local people. Though this festival is celebrated in the entire India, the people of Sainthia give more importance to this festival.

Food in Sainthia

When you reach Sainthia, you can find several fast food restaurants where you can satisfy your hunger. Some of the main restaurants that are available for you to have your lunch and dinner, are namely the Nataraj Hotel, Subham Hotel and Janani Hotel, as well as the Chhuti Garden Restaurant, the Suruchi Restaurant, and others. Here can find all the common food such as daal, rice, bajre ki roti, and others. Enjoy the entire Bengali dish at these hotels and restaurants when you visit Sainthia.

Sourav Hotels & Restaurant
Address: Road, Sainthia Ho, Sainthia - 731234
Phone: +(91)-8926856072

Abakash Food Plaza
Address: Saithia Bus Stand, Sainthia Ho, Sainthia - 731234, Nr Saithia Bus Stand
Phone: +(91)-9547403925

Annapurna Hotel
Address: Sainthia, Birbhum, Sainthia Road, Sainthia HO, Sainthia - 731234
Phone: +(91)-9093635672

Surushanti Hotel & Restaurant
Address: Sainthia, College More, Birbhum, Sainthia College Road, Sainthia HO, Sainthia - 731234
Phone: +(91)-7407849690

Transportation in Sainthia

Transportation in Sainthia
Sainthia Junction

The town is very well linked to several places with road and rail means of transport. Such places include the Siuri and Bolpur, including the Baharampur and Durgapur, the Asansol as well as the Rampurhat, and Andal. These places are connected via national high roads and railways. This makes Sainthia, a best business center for several types of transportation and distribution of goods. Railway is the best means of transport to Sainthia, as there are many local trains that will let tourists to reach directly to Sainthia, without any other means of transport. You will be able to find many regular trains to the Sainthia. There are no bus facilities directly to the Sainthia, instead one can get down at the very nearest bus stop at Panagarh. From here, either you can take private taxis or any other vehicles available to reach the destination of Sainthia. There are no airway lines or no airports in Sainthia. If you wish to travel by flight to Sainthia, you need to reach the nearest airport. (i.e, the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Airport). From here, you can reach by local taxis to the city of Sainthia.

Sainthia Junction
Location: NH 2B, Sainthia, Birbhum district, West Bengal, India
Operated by: Eastern Railway
Line(s): Sahibganj Loop
Andal-Sainthia Branch Line
Station code: SNT
Zone(s): Eastern Railways
Division(s): Asansol

Shopping in Sainthia

Though Sainthia is not a shopping destination, still you can find some of the major shopping markets dotted with small shops selling beautiful garments, jeweleries, handbags, and lot more. Overall, its a great fun to shop at the malls like Tant Emporium that is located near to the Dayal Hospital and some other small shops like Girls-a ladies garments showroom to purchase women's fashionable garments, and you can visit Gogol Gift to buy colorful and most stylish gifts for your loved ones.


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