Ben: বালুরঘাট bāluraghāṭa 

‘Sandy Ghat’   City, West Bengal

From Ben: bālu, bālukā, sandy, full of sand; and  ghāṭa, ‘landing-stage (on riverbank)’, ‘quay’. 

Balurgahat is the Dakshin Dinajpur District HQ.

The River Atrai or Atreyee flows through Balurghat, with most of the city concentrated on the east bank.

For related place names see Indian Place names and West Bengal place names.


Balurghat railway station

Balurghat railway station     Balurghat City (Official)