Serampur

Serampur

or

Serampore

(both: sĕ'rəmpôr`), town (1991 pop. 177,087), West Bengal state, E central India, on the Hugli River, just N of Kolkata (Calcutta). Founded in 1799, Serampur was the center of Danish colonialism in India. Great Britain purchased the town from Denmark in 1845. Serampur's college (opened 1818) grants degrees in Christian theology.
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of West Bengal has formulated a Heritage Tourism Master Plan to preserve and develop the old heritage colonial buildings along the banks of the river Hooghly between Serampur and Bandel on the western bank and Barrackpore on the eastern bank of the river.