Malda town was previously known as English Bazaar. It got that name from the English factory that was established here in 1771. From Malda, you can visit Gour and Pandua. Gour was the capital of three dynasties of ancient Bengal – The Buddhist Palas, the Hindu Senas and Muslim Nawabs. Pandua once the alternate seat of power to Gour, has the third largest concentration of Muslim monuments in Bengal. Historical Monuments include mosque Jami Masjid (1566) and landmark Nimasari tower across the river. The Malda Museum has a great collection of region's architecture and anthropological specimens.
Nearest airports are at Bagdogra and Kolkata.RAIL
Malda is well-connected by both rail and road. It is the Divisional Headquarter of Eastern Railways Malda Division. Almost All trains bound for North Bengal and North Eastern States of India from Kolkata pass through Malda Town station.ROAD
From Calcutta (340 km). Raiganj 74km, Siliguri 260 km.
The town is located on National Highway 34, the North-South arterial road of West Bengal.
Bus service is available from all the mejor towns of the state.