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About Malda

Malda is a small city of Malda district of West Bengal which is famous for mangoes. It is also known by many as English Bazaar town and is linked with Malda district in every manner. While Malda is the 2nd largest city of North Bengal, and district headquarters, Malda is the seventh largest city in West Bengal. This city is said to be founded by the British, who later named it as the 'Engelzavad'. The Old Malda was actually the capital city of the Gour and Banga, and the important rivers that flow via this city are the Mahananda and Kalindi, as well as the Ganga and Fulahar. Furthermore, Malda became popular due to the improvements done to the city of Old Malda.

History of Malda

About Malda
Malda

Malda was formed during in the year 1813 by carving out parts of Purnia, Dinajpur, and Rajshahi districts. Treasury bench was set up in 1832 and magisterial office in 1859. This entire region later became the part of Rajshahi division, somewhere between 1876 to 1905, and further became a part of Bhagalpur Division. During the year 1905, the city was then handed over to the Rajshahi Division, but Malda remained in this division till the year 1947. Few days before the independence it was administered by magistrate of East Pakistan whose authority ceased to exist once Red-cliff line was drawn making it a part of West Bengal.

Business and Economy of Malda

Malda or Malda is known for manufacturing and selling of the garments. Apart from that food processing business like the pickles(Mango), coke briquette, and other commercial activities like trading of motor spare parts and machinery parts are main sources of revenue in the region. Even computer and mobiles sales and servicing is also done here at Malda. Presence of several banks further boosts the economic prospects of the region.

Geography of Malda

Geography in Malda
Malda

Malda has a total elevation of 17 meters, and is located over the banks of the River Mahananda. This city has a humid and tropical climate, which is similar to the some other regions of West Bengal. Malda experiences the monsoon season between June and September. While the climate during the post monsoon season is always pleasant and is best to visit Malda. This city is situated at the 25.00° N and 88.15° E, with a total elevation of 17 meters. The city is established over the western bank of the River Mahananda. The temperature can be reached as high as 46 °C during May and June (Day time), and is reduced to as low as 4° C (Overnight) during December and January.

Healthcare in Malda

Malda is dotted with numerous multi-speciality hospitals, small health clinic such as eye clinic, dental clinics, physiotherapy centres, and so on. One can get treatment in any of these healthcare centres, most of the hospitals have well-equipped modern medical instruments to treat any type of diseases, as well as any kind of health disorders. Though it’s a small city, one can find multi-speciality hospitals with several staff like nurses, receptionists, cleaning boys, and others. You can find cardiologists, neurologists, dentists, and many other healthcare specialists are available at this giant hospital to get treatment for all the physical problems.

Malda Medical College & Hospital
Address: Malda, Bansbari, Malda - 732101, Next To National Highway 34
Contact: +(91)-3512-221087 / +(91)-3512-221186

Bkg Malda Eye Hospital
Address: 36, Gour Road, Mokdumpur, Kamalabari, Malda - 732103, Near Bimal DAS Statue
Contact: +(91)-3512-252623, 256307

Rn Roy Rural Hospital
Address: 71, Village Bulbul Chandi Bazaar, Bulbulchandi, Malda Ho, Malda - 732101, Near Santosh Prasad Shop
Contact: +(91)-3512-252216

One of the main-thing about these clinics is that, all the hospitals and healthcare clinics are located too near to the Malda (main city). And all types of medical ailments are provided to the patients without any delay, as several services like the Ambulance facility as well as blood banks, medical shops and other medical services are available inside the multi-speciality hospital, and even small shops are established nearer to the local market of the Malda. Thus, to consult physicians and get on-time medical services must not become a problem for the people at this city.

Food in Malda

Preparations of various nonveg dishes particularly fish dominates the taste of the region. Since Malda is a part of the West Bengal, the food cooked at Malda is has everything that are must in any Bangla cuisine. Fish is cooked in their daily meal, and is served along with the rice. And Mishti and sweet curd is provided in the food plate along with these food. Following are the few restaurants available in the Malda, where tourists can relish the delicious food.

Gour Food Zone
Krishna Jiban Sanyal Road,
City: Malda,
Pincode: 732101, (Malda)

GK Restaurant
ABA Gani Khan Sarani,
City: Malda,
Pincode: 732101, (Malda)

Aaheli Restaurant
Rabindra Avenue:01, Govt Colony,
City: Malda,
Pincode: 732101, (Malda)

Gour Food Zone
Krishna Jiban Sanyal Road,
City: Malda,
Pincode: 732101, (Malda)

Culture in Malda

Cultural activities form part of social life for the citizens of Malda where Gombhira, Alkap and Kavigan dominate the folk culture of the region. Major festivals of all religion are celebrated with fervor and gaiety. Durga and Kali Puja witnesses visitors from various part of the country in this age old town of Bengal. Others like Guru Nanakji (Gurunanak Jayanti), Id-ul-Fitr, Id-uz-Zoha, Christmas and many other are grandly celebrated throughout the city.

Tourist Spots in Malda

Tourist Spots in Malda
Historical entry gate to Gaur

There are various places of interest in Malda. One can find places of historical to religious significance along-with beautiful picnic spots. One can move to the temples, mosques and churches in Malda. One can find glimpse of age old Nawabshai in the monuments spread across the region. Traits of colonial British Period is also visible throughout Malda.

Transportation in Malda

There are different transportation available for the public, which includes cycle rickshaws, local buses, as well as the auto rickshaws. But, certain vehicles have no meters, and autos are available with 6 seats whose rates are at fixed by the municipal authorities. Travelers can easily travel via Railways and Airways as well. The large airport was launched very close to the Malda and is located at just 16 kms away from the Siliguri main. While Malda Railway Station is found to be a very important rail-head that is connected with several places throughout India. Even, you can find some Taxis and government buses, which are also easily available from many cities till the Malda.

Shopping in Malda

Malda makes you crazy about shopping, as many numbers of shops and shopping malls are located in this city to make it easy for you to shop the things of your choice. One can purchase toys for the children, and even can visit to kids’ garments shops to buy fancy clothes for your children. Children would surely love to wear such different style dresses with varied patterns. Apart from this, tourists can get mobile handsets, cameras and other electronic devices, etc.

Shopping Markets in Malda
Shopping in Malda

In case, you wish to buy wooden items, you can visit the furniture showrooms, and you can also purchase handbags, saris, and dress materials that you would love to wear. Along with these, one can also buy different pair of fancy sandals meant for varied occasions like formal wear and party wear. While jewelleries available here are really awesome and you can buy gold, silver, and metallic jewelleries, terracotta, and other artificial jewelleries in the city. One can even buy the Masala powders to sprinkle over the food. These masalas are something special that best tastes the Bengali food prepared here. With these types of purchases, mostly you will not be able to satisfy your shopping hunger, and you may wish to buy more here, as all items are easily available at this place.


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