Durgapur

Durgapur is a city in Paschim Bardhaman district, in the state of West Bengal, India. Durgapur is the third largest urban agglolomeration after Kolkata and Asansol in West Bengal and happens to be the second planned city of India after Chandigarh and has the only operational dry port in Eastern India.

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Benachity
7 kms from Durgapur city limits
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Benachity is a market place located in Durgapur, Bardhaman district of West Bengal. It is located around 7 kms away from thecity centre of Durgapur.

Benachity is a traditional business centre that often gives the feel of a marketplace. The market place is spread in an area of 3 kms. It has many traditional shops on both side of the road. The shops here offers a wide range of products from small merchandise, handicrafts to whole sale items as well. This market has branches of all the banks. The shops here are expanding at a great pace. Some really well established and national as wel...

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Bharat Sevashram Sangha, Durgapur
Within Durgapur city limits

Bharat Sevashram Sangha is the temple of Shri Shri Jagat Guru Acharaya Swami Pranavanandaji Maharaj. It is located within the city limits of Durgapur. It is renowned for its social works and services of helping the poor and needy people. The first Sevashram was founded by Swami Pranavanandaji Maharaj in 1917 at Bajitpur in Bangladesh. The foundation stone of Bharat Sevashram Sangha, Durgapur was laid by Srimat Swami Vikashanandaji Maharaj on 25th January 1993.

There are two lion statues at both the sides of the entry gate of The Bharat Sevashraam Sangha. Two bigger lion statues are...

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The 'Deul Park' is a region situated along the banks of the river Ajoy and is like a very precious monument of Gopraj Ishwar Ghosh, locally called Ichai Ghosh. It is located at a distance of 32. 2 kms from Durgapur Railway Station.

The Deul Park got its fame raised as the Deul Eco Resort was constructed here, resulting into more and more tourists coming up here, as the place turned out from a very inconvenient to a completely convenient one, due to the grace of the resort constructed, which provides these visitors the assurance of food, shelter and security. Other than that, the re...

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The 'Devi Chaudhurani / Bhabani Pathak's Tila Entrance Point' was basically the entrance for the cave of Devi Chaudhurani which is now one of the most revealing tourist places of Durgapur. It is at a distance of 7. 3 kms from the Durgapur Railway Station.

The reason for Devi Chaudhurani / Bhabani Pathak's Tila Entrance Point being one of the major tourist’s spots is due to the extraordinary description of this place done by Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay in his novels, 'Devi Chaudhurani' and 'Durgesh Nandini', which takes on the readers mind and pushes him or her to visit this place ...

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Durgapur Barrage
3.8 kms from Durgapur city limits
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The 'Durgapur Barrage' is a barrage built across the Damodar River in 1955. It is one of the prime locations for tourists to visit in Durgapur. It is located at a distance of 3. 8 kms from Durgapur Railway Station.

The Durgapur Barrage is an eye-catching spot for every visitor, it is 692 meters long and is as high as 12 meters, it is having 34 gates, including under sluices representing it to be a really huge and well planned and constructed barrage. It connects the Bankura and Durgapur, but the main purpose for which it was construct was to control the overflowing of Damodar River...

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Durgapur Haat
Within Durgapur city limits
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Durgapur Haat is an Urban market place, recently inaugrated by Honorable Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamta Banerjee on 13th April 2012. It is located in the Industrial Area, Durgapur, West Bengal. It is located within the city centre of Durgapur.

Durgapur Haat required a huge investment of around 4 crores. It was set up Micro Small and Medium Scale Enterprises and Textile Department (MSMSETD) and it was aided by the central government. This market place provides as a great platform for direct marketing facilities to the local artisans, weavers, craftsmen etc. who are able to sel...

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Durgapur Steel Plant
9.2 kms from Durgapur city limits

Durgapur Steel Plant is also known as The Steel Capital of East India. It is a public sector undertaking by the renowned SAIL (Steel Authority of India Limited), located in Durgapur, Bardhaman district of West Bengal. It is located around 9. 2 kms away from the city centre of Durgapur.

Durgapur Steel Plant was set up in 1955, with the help of United Kingdom, and is situated on the banks of Damodar river. It is well known for the production of steel products especially train wheels. This steel plant is spread in an area of around 1266 acres, which makes it the largest industrial unit...

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Garh Jungle, Durgapur
24 kms from Durgapur city limits
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Garh Jungle is a dense forest considered as one of the oldest place present in the country. It is located on Deul Road, Garkilla. Kherobari, West Brngal. The forest is located around 24 kms away from the city centre of Durgapur.

Garh Jungle is also known as Dharma Garh. It was once ruled by a king named as Raja Surath. It is believed that Raja Surath celebrated the first Durga Puja of the world here, under the guidance of Mahamuni Medhas. The king established three temples in this forest, known as Tridebi. The Tridebi temple includes the temple of Mahakali, Mahasaraswati and Mahala...

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Jaydev Kenduli, Durgapur
25 kms from Durgapur city limits
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Jaydev Kenduli is a small village located near the bank of river Ajay. It is also a gram panchayat located in Ilambazar, in the Birbhum district of West Bengal. It is located around 25 kms away from the city of Durgapur.

Jaydev Kenduli is known as the birthplace of poet Jayadev. The poet is well known because in 12-13th century he was a court poet for the ruler Raja Lakshman Sen. The poet is also known for his work as a composer of Gitagovinda in Sanskrit. There is a controversy about the poet's birthplace, often known as 'Jaydev Birth Controvery. ' There's a confusion between the p...

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The 'Mohan Kumarmangalam Park' is the biggest park of Durgapur spread over an area of 80 acers of land and is named after the first steel minister of India. It is located at a distance of 10 kms from the durgapur railway station.

The Mohan Kumarmangalam Park is one of the major tourist’s spots of Durgapur and is one of the proudest possession of the city. The wide spread area of the park and its exceptional construction holds it apart. The park is having, in all two entrances, which are also the exits and it shows off its majesty from here itself. Each entrance is having a shape li...

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Nachan Dam, Durgapur
15 kms from Durgapur city limits
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Nachan dam is at a distance of about 15 kms from the centre of Durgapur. It is built on a lake which stretches to horizon on one side and touches the Palash forest on the other side. It is an idle picnic spot for the local residents of Durgapur.

Nachan Dam has a nature park with flower beds and a children park which is very beautiful and peaceful. Boating facilities are also present on the lake which is a fun activity if visiting with family and friends. The Nachan lake is surrounded by paddy fields and marshlands which has different species of storks, cranes, commarants and water ...

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Radeswar Shiva Temple, Durgapur
8.6 kms from Durgapur city limits
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The 'Radeswar Shiva Temple', a historic religious site, is one of the oldest temples in Durgapur and was built in around the 11th century and which is now protected by Archeological Survey of India (ASI). This place is located at a distance of 8. 6 kms from the Durgapur Railway Station.

The Radeswar Shiva Temple is more than 800 years old and was built by the South Indian Kings during their time. As per the reports and historic stories this temple was built to protect the village from the attack of Bhaskar Pandit, who was a worshipper of Lord Siva. The temple spreads excellent arti...

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Ram Mandir, Durgapur
Within Durgapur city limits
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The 'Ram Mandir' in Durgapur is one of the extremely popular places among the tourists and the locals as well. It was constructed dedicated to Lord Ram and his wife Godess Sita. It is located within Durgapur city limits.

The Ram Mandir is one of the most beautiful temples of Durgapur made up completely of marble stone. The temple is well placed, exactly into the center of a garden, thus giving the feel of greenery all over the place. It is also having a lawn and is a completely calming and soothing place. Unlike many other tourist’s places, cleanliness is enthusiastically being tak...

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Science and Energy Park, Durgapur
Within Durgapur city limits
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Science and Energy Park was constructed by West Bengal Renewable Energy Development Agency (WBREDA). It is located in City Centre, Duragpur, West Bengal. It is located within the city centre of Durgapur.

Science and Energy Park was opened on september 2007, with the purpose of spreading awareness and education about the use and formation of energy, among the students as well as to the general public. The contruction cost was funded; around 1 crore by central government and around 40 lakhs by state government. The science park is a must visit for the science enthusiasts, as it provid...

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Srijoni, Durgapur
Within Durgapur city limits

Srijoni is an auditorium located in the City Centre, Durgapur, West Bengal. It was inaugrated by a renowned actor Soumita Chatterjee.

Srijoni is a cultural centre promoted by the Durgapur Municipal Corporation. The auditorium was opened with the aim of drawing attention of the poets, literature enthusiasts, artists etc. so that the place can be used for developing cultural activities. Total cost of construction amounted around Rs. 7 crores. It is an air-conditioned hall which has a good seating capacity of around 1300 seats. The Auditorium also has an art-gallery and a small theatre...

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Troika Park, Durgapur
Within Durgapur city limits
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Troika Park is also known as Anand Amusement Park, is located within the city centre of Durgapur, West Bengal.

Troika Park has a great location, it is located just behind the bus stop. The park has few great joy rides to offer to its visitors. It has a toy train, ropeway, carriage rides, boating facilities which is one of the main reason it remains crowded by familiy and especially children. The boat rides are considered as the most entertaining part of this park, as it offers 2/4 seater boats for 10 minutes for just Rs. 30. Recently, a small water park has been added to the park. Th...

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