Tarashankar Bandopadhyay, the Bengali writer, was born at Labhpur on 23 July 1898. He passed matriculation from Labhpur in 1916. Many of his novels and stories carry vivid descriptions of the area. In the novel Hansulibanker Upkatha, he writes, “The Hansulibank countryside is somewhat rough land. Here, man’s fight is more with land, than that with rivers. When drought comes, in extreme summer, the river becomes a desert, it is a land of sand – only deep water somehow manages to weave a narrow way through it. The land then is transformed into rock. The grass dries up. The land heats up as if it is a piece of heated-up iron.”
Labhpur is about 30 km from Santiniketan by road. It is about 15 km from Nanoor via Kirnahar by road. It is about 12 km from Ahmadpur, which is on the Sahibganj Loop, by road or rail. Labhpur is a station on the Ahmadpur-Katwa narrow gauge line. The conversion work of narrow gauge into broadgauge is going on.
- 1 Labhpur railway station.
Walk or maybe Cycle Rikshaw. Sometimes if you want to really explore you can just hop on to a cycle van. Friendly people might not even charge you for this. Taxis are also available at Old bus stand and at Sasthinagar bus stop.
Tarashankar Bandopadhyay's house
Temple at Fullara
There are small eateries at Labhpur bus stand.
Stay at Santiniketan. Now two guest houses, named Tarashankar Atithi Nibas and Kamadakinkar Atithi Nibas, have been built by the side of Fullara temple.