Kandi is an old municipality established in 1869 consisting of 12 municipal wards. Now it is a sub-divisional town. After necessary delimitation preesently it consists of 17 municipal wards covering 12.97 sq. km.
The town of Kandi is about 30 kms at south westerly direction from Berhampore and it lies 23°58’ North Latitude and 88°47’ East Longitude. Geographically the municipality is situated adjacent to Rahr area of alluvial soil with tropical climate which is favourable for agriculture and other economic activities.
Linkage of Rail and Road
The town is situated by the side of state highway no. 06, naturally road transport is the main mode of communication of this town. The state Highway no.-06 is connecting Berhampore to Midnapore via Sainthia. The town is well connected with Berhampore, Kolkata, Bolpur, Durgapur, Midnapur and other important towns of West Bengal through inter region bus services. Numbers of long distant buses are plying through this town. District towns of North Bengal are also well connected through long distant bus routes. All the major roads of this town are of bituminous. The link roads are brick paved and concrete roads. Due to rapid growth of population in and around the town it is very much important to improve the Kandi Netaji Bus Terminus with necessary up gradation/ extension of passengers utility and facilities. There are about 49 bus routes and more than 115 buses are plying everyday through this town making about 425 bus trips and carrying about 63,750 passengers per day Kandi Netaji Bus Terminus is located on State Highway 06 connecting Berhampore to Midnapore via Sainthia. The town is 30 km away Berhampore the district head quarter.
Kandi is the only sub-divisional town in this district which is not directly connected with rail route. The nearest railway station is “Karna Subarna”, the historical capital of the king “Shasanka” on Howrah – Ajimganj line on E.R. which is 20 km from this Bus Stand. It is the main junction to travel to Shantiniketan and Tarapith in South-West and North-West areas respectively. There is also bus service to the historic palace “Hazarduari”, the ancient capital of Bengal, Bihar and Orissa.