Bardhaman

Bardhaman, formerly known as Burdwan, is a city in the eastern state of West Bengal commonly known the technological marvels of the Meghnad Saha Planetarium, the Krishnasayer ecological park or sophisticated Burdwan Science Centre. The city is also near the famed small town of Santiniketan.

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Rabindra-Bhavana is a museum located in the Birbhum district of West Bengal. It is situated near Visva Bharati University Campus in Santiniketan, which is near to the city Bolpur in Birbhum district. It is 63 kms from the city of Bardhaman.

Rabindra-Bhavana is also known as Uttarayan Complex. This complex is spread over a larger piece of land that is surrounded by gardens on all sides. It was established in tbe year 1942 about an year after Tagore's death. Here, tourists will get to find the five houses in which Tagore lived during his lifetime. The museum has preserved the great ar...

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Black House (Kalo Bari), Bardhaman
59 kms from Bardhaman city limits
History

Black house (Kalo Bari) is a historical place situated inside Visva Bharti University Campus in Santiniketan, West Bengal. It is located near Bolpur division of Birbhum district. It is 59 kms from the city of Bardhaman. The nearest railway station and bus stand is that of Bolpur both situated around 3 kms away.

Kalo Bari or Black House is situated between Sangeet Bhavan and Kala Bhavan. It is basically a hostel where students of the campus reside. It was established in the year 1934 for the students on the wish of Rabindranath Tagore and under the guidance of Nandalal Basu, Surendr...

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The Dar-ul-Bahar and Hawa Mahal are historical buildings located amidst the Golap Bagh Botanical Garden, Bardhaman. The Dar-ul-Bahar is a palace built in Roman Gothic Architecture, a tradition bought in by our colonisers from the Europe. Hawa Mahal shares no similarity with its namesake in the west, but instead serves as a vantage point to get a nearly bird's eye view of the majestic garden.

Presently apart from providing respite from the city life, the Hawa Mahal and the Golap garden gives the curious academicians a chance to enjoy nature's beauty. Although Dar-ul-Bahar served as ...

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Bardhamaneswar Temple
Within Bardhaman city limits
ArchitectureHistory

Bardhamaneswar Temple is a historic and popular Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva which is situated in the district of Bardhaman. It is one of the most visited temples in the district and one of the most revered Shiva temples in the state. It is only 2 kilometers away from the city center of Bardhaman and is well connected by road.

Bardhamaneswar Temple, along with the belief that no wishes made here are ungranted, is quite famous for the gargantuan idol of the diety. The huge idol of Lord Shiva located in the temple premises is believed to be built in the twelfth century AD. Th...

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Rajbari Watch
Within Bardhaman city limits
History

Rajbari Watch is a clock tower situated near to the University of Bardhaman in West Bengal. It is a historically important place and is one of the most visited places in the district. It is only 1. 5 kilometers away from the city center of Bardhaman.

The history of Rajbari Watch dates back to the days of British rule. During those times, the Bardhaman kings were the strongest of Zamindars in the West Bengal state. After the independence, in 1955, when the Government of India announced the eviction of Zamindari, the king of Bardhaman then, Udaychand Mahtab Raj Prasad, donated the ma...

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Bardhaman Clock Tower
Within Bardhaman city limits

Bardhaman Clock Tower is a tall clock tower located in the Perbirhata sector of Bardhaman district. Even though it was constructed relatively recently, it is one of the major landmarks of the Bardhaman city now. It is a popular hangout spot in the evenings. It is 1. 2 kilometers away from the city center of Bardhaman.

The Bardhaman Clock Tower is decorated with LEDs and small bulbs offer one of the most beautiful sights in the city during the night time. It is close to flowing Banka Khal and from the top of the clock tower structure, there is an great view of the well-lit Banka bri...

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Rareshwar Shiva Mandir, Arra
72 kms from Bardhaman city limits
ArchitectureHistory

Rareshwar Shiva Mandir is a historic holy temple of Lord Shiva located in Arrah, at about 72 kms from Bardhaman. It is one of the few temples in the region that are built using South Indian architectural style.

Rareshwar Shiva Mandir was built in 11th century and stands still as a great example of architectural brilliance. This temple was built according to the style of the Rathas of South India. Archeological Survey of India (ASI) protects this temple as a heritage. Lord Shiva is the main deity here. It is situated just beside historical ruins of British settlements for indigo cul...

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Amar Kutir, Shantiniketan
63 kms from Bardhaman city limits
ArtHistory

Amar Kutir is a historic political refuge that played an important part in the India freedom struggle and a handicraft and art cooperative society. Located in Shantiniketan, Amar Kutir is situated at a distance of approximately 63 Kms from Bardhaman. One can reach Amar Kutir from Bardhaman in about one and a half hours via the Dhamas - Burdwan Road by a personal vehicle. Amar Kutir is renowned for its rich and fascinating history.

Amar Kutir was founded by Susen Mukhopadhyay in the year of 1926 but was closed down by the British Government for political activities in the year 1932....

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Bardhaman Science Center
Within Bardhaman city limits

Bardhaman Science center is a science and technology institute designed to induce curiosity and interest in science in the bright young minds of the generation. A lot of science enthusiasts and children visit this place throughout the year to grab better knowledge on the various fields of science. It is situated in Golap Bag, which is 3. 5 kilometers away from the city center of Bardhaman.

Bardhaman Science center was inaugurated on 9th of January 1994 with the sole objective of creating the essential scientific and technological awareness among the people of the district. It was t...

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Golap Bagh, Bardhaman
Within Bardhaman city limits
WildlifeNature

Golap Bagh aka The Garden of Roses is one of the most popular public gardens in the city of Bardhaman. The garden is known for housing a wide variety of rose plants as well as variety of trees and other flora. There is also a Botanical and Zoological garden as part of the complex. The garden encompasses teh Dar-ul-Bahar and Hawa Mahal monuments.

Golap Bagh botanical and zoological garden was established by Maharaja Bijoy Chand Mahatab in the year 1884. It is situated on 398 acres of land which is encircled by a canal. Filled with a variety of attractive rose plants, this beautiful ...

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108 Shiv Mandir, Bardhaman
8.2 kms from Bardhaman city limits
Architecture

The 108 Shiva Temples complex is a historuc temple complex found in the heart of Kalna - Kalna used to be a flourishing port town reaching the zenith of prosperity in 18th-19th century under the patronage of Maharajas of Bardhaman. As the name suggests, the temple complex houses 108 individual structures. The temple is located at a distance of 8. 2 kms from Bardhaman.

Rani Bishnukumari, Queen of Burdwan (earlier name of Bardhaman) in 1788 built the 108 Shiva Temple at Bardhaman was built to commemorate the transfer and ownership of the royal estate of Bishnupur. The temple's archi...

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Chatim Tala is a historical meditation site located in the town Santiniketan of Birbhum district, West Bengal. It is situated near Bolpur division in the Visva Bharati University Campus, Santiniketan - at 59 kms from the city of Bardhaman. The nearest bus stand and railway station is that of Bolpur located at the distance of 3. 3 km and 5. 3 km respectively.

Chatim Tala means a place under Chhatim tree, which was used for meditation purposes and for promoting education by the well known Tagore family. This place was established in the year 1863 by Maharishi Debendranath Tagore, who...

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Tomb of Sher Afghan, Bardhaman
Within Bardhaman city limits
History

Tomb of Sher Afghan is one of the prominent tourist place in Burdwan.

Numerous tales surround Sher Afghan Khan, his rise to power and eventual demise. Sher Afghan Khan who was the 'tuyuldar' of Bardhaman during Mughal Emperor Jahangir's rule was accused of having conspired with Afghans against the king. He was eventually killed in this confrontation and his wife, Mehrunissa, famously known as Nur Jahan, who was believed to have been extremely beautiful eventually married the King himself. His tomb is one of the most popular sights in Bardhaman. The tomb of Qutbuddin is adjacent to ...

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China Bhavan, Santiniketan
61 kms from Bardhaman city limits
History

China Bhavan is a prominent Heritage Complex located in Shantiniketan, situated at a distance of approximately 61 Kms from the city of Bardhaman in the state of West Bengal. One can reach China Bhavan from Bardhaman in about one and a half hours via the NH-114 by a personal vehicle.

Shantiniketan comprises of various academic blocks with each block dedicated to a separate branch of study. The China Bhavan, as the name suggests, is dedicated to the study of Chinese culture, traditions and the Chinese language also known as Mandarin. China Bhavan was set up on 14th April 1937 with t...

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Sarbamangala Mandir
Within Bardhaman city limits
ArchitectureHistory

Sarbamangala Mandir is both historically and religiously important Hindu temple dedicated to Mata Sarbamangala, another form of Lord Durga. Along with the Tarakeswar, Rameswar, Kamaleswar, Chandreswar and Mitraswar Shiv temples in Bardhaman, this is one of the most visited temples in the city. It is only 1 kilometer away from the city center of Bardhaman.

Sarbamangala Mandir was built in 1702 AD by Maharaja Kirti Chand and has been treated as a very holy and spiritually important place since then. After the abolition of Zamindari, the temple administration and management were hande...

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Once known as 'Star of India' Bijoy Toron is one of the prominent attractions in Bardhaman. The Bijoy Toron gate, also known as Lord Curzon Gate, is located at the junction of B. C. Road and G. T. Road and it was constructed by an Italian sculptor.

The gate marks two events in the history of Bardhaman. Firstly, it was built to mark the coronation of Maharaja Bijay Chand Mahatab in 1902-03. Later when Lord Curzon visited the place in 1904, the gate was named to commemorate his visit. Mahtab Raja was adopted by the widow of the previous Maharaja Aftab Chand Mahtab and in 1899 became ...

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Ballavpur Wildlife Sanctuary is a natural park located in the Bolpur division of West Bengal. It is situated on Amar Kurti road in the Birbhum district, West Bengal. It is 59 kms from the city of Bardhaman. It lies near Visva Bharati University Campus, Santiniketan. The nearest bus stand to this park is of Bolpur that is at the distance of 3. 3 kms while the nearest railway statin is Bolpur railway station at the distance of 5. 3 kms.

Bhallavpur wildlife sanctuary is commonly referred to as "Deer Park" by the locals due to the abundance of deers in this park. This sanctuary came in...

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Meghnad Saha Planetarium situated near the Bardhaman University in Burdwan is one of the most famous planetariums in the state of West Bengal. It is a perfect place for gaining some precious and relevant knowledge on the various secrets of universe and stars. It is 4 kilometers away from the city center of Bardhaman.

The magnificent structure of Meghnad Saha Planetarium is a haven for all the science and space enthusiasts with its unmatched ways of creating interest in the visitors in the fields of Astronomy and Spacial exploration. Destroying the common misconception that the plan...

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Nandan Art Museum and Gallery is a museum located inside Visva Bharati University Campus in Santinikten, West Bengal. It is located near Bolpur in Birbhum district It is located at a distance of 69 kms from Bardhaman.

Nandan Art Museum is a part of Kala Bhavan that is situated alongside Sangeet Bhavan and Kalo Bari. Kala Bhavan was constructed in the year 1923 under the guidance of Ramkinkar Baiz, Nandalal Basu and Surendranath Kar on Tagore's desire. This museum was established in the year 1981 by Somnath Hore. Nandan Art Museum was inaugurated by then Prime Minister of India, Mrs...

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Joypur Jungle Bankura
69 kms from Bardhaman city limits
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Joypur Jungle (Forest) is an evergreen dense reserved forest in Bankura district of West Bengal located at a distance of 69 kms from Bardhaman. Joypur Forest is in the heartland of Chotta Nagpur highland area which encompasses the Bankura District.

Joypur forest is thickly forest stippled with skyscraping Sal, Palash, Kusum, Mahua, Neem and Teak trees, which does not allow sunlight to touch the bottom at some places. The forest nurtures many species of wildlife of which spotted deers are the most famous ones. Besides spotted deers; wild foxes, elephants and wolves also thrive in t...

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Kankaleshwari Kali Mandir is a famous and ancient Kali Temple located in Bardhaman. The Kali Idol of the temple was found in the adjacent river, Damodar. The temple has nine peaks and is hence known as the Navaratna temple and is considered as one of 51 Sati Peethas.

In the year 1916, on the left bank of the Damodar river, a goddess statue appeared in the village of Barudawari of Khargeshwara mausoleum. Bardhaman's king Vijay Chand heard the story and he donated a hundred fifty-acre land for the construction of the temple - the same year Kankaleshwari Kali Mandir was built. The age...

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Krishna Sayar Park
Within Bardhaman city limits
WaterNature

Krishna Sayar Park is a recreational park situated near the University of Bardhaman in the Bardhaman district of West Bengal. It is one of the main places the locals seek as a weekend getaway destination. One of the major cultural hubs of the district, this park is situated at a distance of 3 kilometers away from the city center of Bardhaman.

In 1691, the then King of Burdwan provinces constructed a huge artificial lake in the heart of his Kingdom. This lake spreading over an area of 33 acres was well maintained and was considered as one of the most rejuvenating places of the distr...

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Sonajhuri forest, Bardhaman
65 kms from Bardhaman city limits
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Sonajhuri Forest is one of the national forests of West Bengal. It is located in the Birbhum district near Bolpur division. The nearest bus stand is that of Bolpur whereas the nearest railway station is also Bolpur one from this forest, both are located around 4. 5 km distance. It is located at a distance of 65 kms from Bardhaman.

Sonajhuri Forest is the cleanest forest of West Bengal. It is a dry forest with eroded land of red soil, covered with Sonajhuri trees on all sides. This forest is devoid of any animal. The tribal people hold performances for all whereas Bauls sing on the ...

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Town Hall, Bardhaman
Within Bardhaman city limits
Architecture

A simple and comfortably built structure designed for events, the Town hall is located around 1 km from Bardhaman. Built nearly 120 years ago, the structure also serves as a heritagepreserving remnants of Bengal's history.

The Town Hall Building was built in somewhere around 1890-94. Later it was handed to the Bardhaman Municipality. The structure preserves the legacy of Lala Bansogopal Nandey. The original place occupied a space of 704 square feet. Nearly 100 years after its original construction, the municipality board of Bardhaman increased the area of the hall. The newly re...

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Baro Duari Gate, Bardhaman
6.4 kms from Bardhaman city limits
History

Baro Duari Gate is a historical landmark and one of the heritage sites of Bardhaman. It got its name Baro Duari because of total twelve gates including this one. But, only one is existing till date. Located near about 6. 4 kms from the centre of the city Bardhaman, this place is well connected by public transportation.

Baro Duari Gate is one of the historical places built by the then king of Bardhaman, Maharaj Kirtichand. Then the king originally build 12 gates to mark a military victory, now only one of which survives - the Baro Duari Gate. The Gate has inscriptions to mark the co...

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Maa Kalyaneshwari Mandir
108 kms from Bardhaman city limits
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Maa Kalyaneshwari Mandir is a popular Hindu temple dedicated to Goddess Kalyaneshwari, a form of Goddess Kali, which is situated in the banks of Barakor River in western Bardhaman district. This beautiful temple, widely known for its heritage and spiritual values is one of the most visited temples in the district. It is 108 kms away from the city center of Bardhaman and is close to the famous tourist destination, the Maithon Dam.

The foremost structure of this temple is believed to be built by King Harigupta while fleeing from Kushanas invaders in the third century AD. After that s...

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Srijani Shilpagram, Santiniketan
60 kms from Bardhaman city limits
HistoryArtWater

Located in Shantiniketan, Srijani Shilpagram is situated at a distance of approximately 60 Kms from the city of Bardhaman in the historic West-Bengal state. One can reach Srijani Shilpagram from Bardhaman in about one and a half hours via the Sekampur- Sahapur Road by a personal vehicle. The place is renowned for its depiction of the local culture and handicrafts.

Srijani Shilpagram is a beautiful cultural and art center that showcases the homes, lifestyle and handicrafts of the Eastern and North-Eastern states of India. This spectacular experience centre is spread across sprawling...

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Nippon Bhavan, Santiniketan
60 kms from Bardhaman city limits
HistoryArt

Nippon Bhavan is a heritage site like the China Bhavan. Located in Shantiniketan, It is situated at a distance of approximately 61 Km from the city of Bardhaman in the state of West Bengal.

Nippon Bhavan is aimed to foster Japanese-Indo relations and promote liaisons between the two countries. Even though the Nippon Bhavan is located in the main campus of Bhasa Bhavan, it is an autonomous body and not controlled by the university. The Japanese study department located in the Nippon Bhavan educates about the Japanese culture, literature, art and language. It was established by Gurud...

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Kalpataru Park
Within Bardhaman city limits
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Kalpataru Park is one of the most popular parks in the district of Bardhaman where the local people flood to enjoy the evenings. It stands out from the other parks of the area like Krishna Sayar Park and Jaikal Park with its enormous swimming pool and numerous rides and slides that attract a lot of children and youngsters. It is located at Anjir Baghan, within Bardhaman city limits.

Kalpataru Park offers all kinds of entertainment to the visitors. The swimming pool here considered to be the largest in Bardhaman is a favorite spot for the children and adults alike visiting this plac...

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Prakriti Bhavan Nature Art Museum is renowned for its collection of beautiful and precious artefacts. Located in Bolpur, Prakriti Bhavan Nature Art Museum is situated at a distance of approximately 62 Kms from the city of Bardhaman in the state of West Bengal. One can reach the place form Bardhaman in about one and a half hours via the Sekampur-Sahapur Road by a personal vehicle.

Prakriti Bhavan Nature Art Museum is considered one of a kind in the world. This unique Nature Art museum has an indoor display of natural sculptures. These sculptures are of various different kinds and ar...

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Damodar Riverfront
Within Bardhaman city limits
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Damodar Riverfront is one of the prominent tourist attractions in the Bardhaman district. From the entrance to the city of Bardhaman, the Krishok Setu is at a distance of approximately 2. 5 km which takes about 6 mins to travel via vehicles.

The city of Bardhaman is located on the banks of River Damodar. This river originates from Sonajuria Falls of Bijonsa Hill located in the Palampur District of Bihar. The river joins Barakar at Disergarh and then flows through the Bardhaman District. It continues to flow through Hooghly District and Howrah District before joining Bhagirathi (Gan...

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Ramnabagan Wildlife Sanctuary is a natural sanctuary rich with biodiversity situated in Bardhaman district of West Bengal. There is a mini zoo also within this sanctuary famous for its various species of animals and birds. It is a natural haven with soul-enriching atmosphere and jungly vibes. The sanctuary is situated at a distance of 4 kilometers away from the city center of Bardhaman.

Ramnabagan Wildlife Sanctuary which includes a mini zoo is spread over an impressive area of 14. 31 hectares in Mouza Babarbagh in Bardhaman. It is a place that offers a calming and soothing forest ...

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