List of River Bank Cities in West Bengal

Kolkata Bridge on Hooghly River with several boats flowing under it
Kolkata Bridge/PDPics
The state of West Bengal is blessed with several rivers. From the ancient times, these rivers have fueled the economy of the region by providing the cheap transportation. They are also the reason behind the growth of several industries such as cotton and jute in the state. The City of Joy Kolkata is located on the bank of Hooghly river and known India's only riverine port.


RiverCities/Towns/Districts
GangaBaranagar (North 24 Parganas)
Hooghly-Bhagirathi RiverJiaganj Azimganj, Murshidabad and Baharampur (Murshidabad district), Katwa and Kalna (Purba Bardhman), Navadwip (Nadia), Halisahar and Kamarhati (North 24 Parganas), Serampore and Hooghly (Hooghly District) and Kolkata.
Damodar RiverBardhaman, Hooghly, Howrah, Bankura and Purulia
Teesta RiverTeesta Bazaar (Darjeeling), Jalpaiguri, Mekhliganj (Cooch Behar)
Mahananda RiverDarjeeling, Jalpaiguri, Uttar Dinajpur and Malda
SubarnarekhaPaschim Medinipur
Ajay RiverPurba Bardhman and Birbhum
Churni RiverNadia
Haldi RiverPurba Medinipur
Kangsabati RiverPurulia, Bankura and Paschim Medinipur

*Hooghly-Bhaghirathi River is the distributary of Ganga.