Andul (Āndula) is a census town in the Sankrail block under the Sadar sub-division in Howrah district in the Indian state of West Bengal.[1] It is a local hub of commercial and industrial activity within and around Sankrail block. It is considered as one of the developing towns in the district and located near to Kolkata city.

Durga Temple - Dutta Chowdhury Family - Andul - Howrah 2012-03-25 2930
Chāndi Maṇḍap of Dutta Chaudhury family, Andul.
Facade - Andul Royal Palace - Howrah 2012-03-25 2808
Andul Palace known as Āndul Rāj Bāṛi of Kar-Roy family, later it was owned by the Mitra family.
Dakṣiṇa Nawadbīp
Census Town
Andul is located in West Bengal
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 22°35′N 88°14′E / 22.58°N 88.24°ECoordinates: 22°35′N 88°14′E / 22.58°N 88.24°E
Country India
StateWest Bengal
Population (2011)
 • Total6,302
 • OfficialBengali, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN711 302
Lok Sabha constituencyHowrah
Vidhan Sabha constituencySankrail
The Land of Vaishnav Zamindars


Andul is located at 22°35′N 88°14′E / 22.58°N 88.24°E.[2] It has got moderate temperature.


The top view of the inside of Chandimandap of Andul Rajbari in Howrah.

As per 2011 Census of India Andul had a total population of 6,302 of which 3,182 (50%) were males and 3,120 (50%) were females. Population below 6 years was 397. The total number of literates in Andul was 5,626 (95.28% of the population over 6 years).[3]

Andul Rajbari 5
Another angle showing the outside pillars of Andul Rajbari.

Andul was part of Kolkata Urban Agglomeration in 2011 census.[4]

Andul Rajbari 1
The Andul Rajbari in Howrah

As of 2001 India census,[5] Andul had a population of 5677. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Andul has an average literacy rate of 87%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 53% of the males and 47% of females literate. 6% of the population is under 6 years of age.


"Kamal Nursery" and "The Indian Nursery"[6] two of the most famous names in the Indian horticulture industry are situated at Andul. Howrah Flower Growers' Association organize flower exhibition at Kamal Nursery every year.[7]

Quizzing Culture

Andul has a rich heritage of quizzing culture and has been very famous for vast number of annual arrangements of quiz shows/competitions with a huge support of enthusiastic people around it. For the last 3 to 4 decades, it is the home to a lot of sleeping giants of quiz associations.

In 1999 the oldest running quiz group was formed named Akademos.They have been organising their annual quiz on the last sunday of the english calendar year since 2000. Another quiz group named Qui9 was formed in 2011 by nine young enthusiasts. They all made revolution in terms of popularity of quiz culture and spreading them among students. Teams across all part of Bengal come to participate in Andul. In 2018, a new group named ""Gyaan Peeth" has been formed by some quiz lovers of Andul for development of rising quizzers and to nourish young quizzers. Almost 30 to 40 quiz competitions are being organized here throughout the year along with special club occations and festivals. Mohiary Public Library is the oldest and most popular venue that have hosted more than 300 quiz competitions. Arguably Andul is the quizzing capital of Howrah and also the oldest quizzing hub in the suburban parts of Bengal.


The State Highway 6 (West Bengal) passes through Andul.[8]

Andul Rajbari 9
The gate of Andul Rajbari.


  1. ^ "District-wise list of statutory towns". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2009-01-28.
  2. ^ "Yahoo maps of Andul". Yahoo maps. Retrieved 2008-11-20.
  3. ^ "C.D. Block Wise Primary Census Abstract Data(PCA)". 2011 census: West Bengal – District-wise CD Blocks. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 11 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011" (PDF). Constituents of Urban Agglomeration Having Population Above 1 Lakh. Census of India 2011. Retrieved 11 May 2016.
  5. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.
  6. ^ "The Indian Nursery". Agriculture & Industry Survey. Archived from the original on 2011-06-25. Retrieved 2011-05-21.
  7. ^ "Kamal Nursery". The Telegraph. Retrieved 2013-01-11.
  8. ^ "List of State Highways in West Bengal". West Bengal Traffic Police. Retrieved 15 October 2016.

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