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Burdwan , West Bengal

Located in the Burdwan district of West Bengal, this is one of the most industrialised town that you will ever find in India. Durgapur is famous for Steel plant which is one of the biggest steel plants in the country. . The very coal belt of the region, this is the place where literally power is harnessed and it is thus one of the most progressive and highly industrial parts of the country. This is a place which has had investments from many eras and will be having the same from the future cultures too. Thus Durgapur is one place that will always be a very robust part of the Indian map. From the Mauyans to the Guptas to the Mughals and later on to the British, it has always been equally from the moment it was conceived. Thus it is no surprise that to India today this is again a very important part of the map for manufacturing the largest amount of steel alloys. And lets all face it, steel runs our lives. One of the very recent find here are artefacts from the time of The Indus valley civilization. This adds to the significance of this place. Even though it was in decline after the British left, for the last decade there has been some immense amount of improvement. This town has gain started functioning and it is improving on its former glory. This place is a continuous mixture of the old and new with one very old temple stashed among the rapid industrialisation that has struck this place. One of the most developing towns in India, it has made the country proud by turning its fortunes around.

Distance / Time Current Temperature Mean Rainfall Altitude Population Best Times Min Hotel tariff
km / Hrs 27.0°C /81.0°F 123 mm 258feet 2701.0 /km2 Jan-Dec Coming Soon

Places of Interest

  • Bhabani Pathak's Tilla

  • Durgapur Barrage

    "The Damodar River Valley Project on the Damodar River and its principal tributary, the Barakar River, is located in eastern India. The four main multipurpose dams located at Tilaiya, Konar, Maithon and Panchet were commissioned during 1953-1959. In addition, a single purpose reservoir on the main stream, the Damodar, at Tenughat was constructed later in 1974.[1] While the four earlier dams are controlled by Damodar Valley Corporation, Tenughat Dam is controlled by the Government of Jharkhand. Durgapur Barrage, constructed downstream of all the dams, is controlled by the Government of West Bengal.[2] Durgapur Barrage and the canal network, was handed over to the Government of West Bengal in 1964.[3]\nIn 1932, the Anderson weir was constructed at Randiha. As a result, irrigation facility has been available in the lower Damodar basin before the advent of dams by means of the diversion weir on the Damodar River and Eden canal.[4] It is about 19 kilometres (12 mi) downstream of Durgapur Barrage.[5]"

    Durgapur Barrage

  • Kumaramangalam Park


    Kumaramangalam Park

  • Troika Park

    "Troika Park is a fun place for kids near city center. It has got a toy-train, a few rides and a bunch of other attractions. A deer park is placed near by, in which tourists are allowed to walk around and if enthusiast enough, one can try small rubbing on deer. \nAnother attraction here is the calm and beautiful lake where one can try for a leisure boating. This park is a place for children and they take pleasure in a ride in this park. It is wonderful, highly attractive for kids"

    Troika Park

  • Garh Jungle (Dharma Garh of Raja Surath)

    "Garh Jungle is also called Dharma Garh of Raja Surath and is quite and adventurous place. The place is supposed to be one of oldest places of ancient India. \nPresently, Durga Puja is piously done every day here after the rediscovery of this place by Jogiraj Brahmananda Giri, after spending 12 years in deep jungle, of the Dasnami cult. This commemorates the ancient practice of Durga puja at the same temple constructed by Raja Surath. Thousands of devotees across the world visit the place at the special season Durga Puja."

    Garh Jungle (Dharma Garh of Raja Surath)

  • Rahreswar Shibtola

  • Durgapur Steel Plant

    "Durgapur Steel Plant (Bengali: ????????? ?????? ???????) is one of the integrated steel plants of Steel Authority of India Limited, located in Durgapur, in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal. It has played a historically important part in the industrial development of India. Although not a separate company, it is the largest industrial unit in the state of West Bengal.[citation needed]. It is the first Ingot(1960) producing steel plant in India. Apart from it its the only steel plant in India which produces train wheels for all passenger cars which includes Rajdhani, Shatabdi Express."

    Durgapur Steel Plant


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