Kharagpur

Kharagpur is an important multi-cultural and cosmopolitan industrial city in Paschim Medinipur district of West Bengal. Kharagpur has one of the largest railway workshops in India, and the third longest railway platform in the world along with Asia's largest Railway SSI system. The city is very close to several reserved eco forests and Kansabati river flows along the notheren part of the city resulting in diverse wildlife.

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Gopegarh Eco Park
28 kms from Kharagpur city limits
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Gopegarh Eco Park is a well eco park and a heritage tourism center situated on the banks of river Kangsabati at a distance of 28 kms from Kharagpur with a mesemerizing landscape. And is a secluded park near Midnapore.

Gopegarh was once a fort of the Gope kings and the name is derived from it and has been transformed into the eco park. The park has an amazing flower garden in the fort including Duranda, Vacaranda, Tekosa, Sal and Bakul trees and strewn with soft lush green grass. The park has a pond with paddle boating facilities for recreation along with the children park.
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Gurguripal Eco Park
25 kms from Kharagpur city limits
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Gurguripal Eco park, nestled in Gurguripal scrub forests on the banks of river Kansabati river at a distance of 25 kms away from Kharagpur and just 10 km from Medinipur, West Bengal.

The park is known for its scenic beauty and the mesemerizing atmosphere it is in. The park has facilities for visitors of all the age group. There is a small lake with the boating facilities available, with a nominal charges for visitors to go around to have a look at the park with a different theme. The lush green garden with trees and walkways make it a perfect place to spend time with the loved ones...

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Hijli Eco Park
12 kms from Kharagpur city limits
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The Hijli Eco Park is one of the famous natural eco parks located at a distance of 12 kms from the centre of the city of Kharagpur, close to the world famous Indian Institute of Technology. The eco park is located just a kilometer away from Prem Bazar gate.

The park has enchanting pathways with tall trees providing a canopy from both sides. The eco park also has a small nursery to take care of the plantlets. The large mango trees are famous among the people and they even forsake benches in order to enjoy sitting under them. Locals and IITians alike are often found enjoying the natu...

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Jagannath Mahadev Temple
10 kms from Kharagpur city limits
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Jagannath Mahadev Temple an Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva as the name suggests is an amazing temple located at distance of approximately 10 kms away from Kharagpur city centre next to the famous puja mall.

Jagannath Mahadev Temple is a temple dedicated to Lord Jagannath an incarnation of Lord Shiva and is one of the oldest temple in Midnapore. The temple has a beautiful architecture with intricate carvings made in concrete. Devotees has to climb flight of stairs to reach the sanctum of the temple. The aura in the temple is beyond words and the devotees would flock in during ...

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Jhareswar Temple
10 kms from Kharagpur city limits
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Jhareswar Temple, one of the oldest Hindu temples in the town dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is located at a distance of 10 kms from the city if Kharagpur and is close from the Kharagpur railway station, this temple is very popular among the locals as a place of worship.

Though not counted among the most grand of architectural tributes, the place is nevertheless seeped with an aura of serenity, a quiet, ideal place of worship and meditation of Gods of Gods Mahadev. The temple also occupies a position of respect as it is considered to be among one of the oldest Hindu temples of...

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Jhargram Raj Palace, an astonishing palace and the current residence of Malla Dev royal family. This palace is located at a distance of approximately 40 kms away from Kharagpur city. It is an architectural beauty with cultural and historic heritage. Jhargram literally translates to village surrounded by deep forests

Jhargram is a palace has combined architecture of Italian and Islamic architecture with Indo saracenic touch built in 1931. The palace is spread over 30 acres and is where the rivers meet the hills and the wilderness of the forests beckon the exploring travellers. The hi...

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Khargeswar temple
15 kms from Kharagpur city limits
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Khargeswar Mahadev Temple is one of the oldest temples in the city of Kharagpur and is dedicated to God of Gods Mahadev, Lord Shiva. Temple is situated at a distance of 15 kms from the centre of Kharagpur city.

Khargeswar was built around 400 years ago by King Kharag Singh and hence the name of the city and the temple are intertwined. This place is also mentioned in Mahabharata, as it was ruled by Hiramba, the deamon king and was destroyed by Bhima. The temple is at the very same place where Bhima once killed Hiramba during the time of their exile.

The temple has beauti...

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Krish Garden Kharagpur
32 kms from Kharagpur city limits
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Krish Garden in Jhargram is one of the beautiful retreat located at a distance of 32 kms from Kharagpur city and is near to Jhargram forest range.

The garden is known for its wide variety of roses from different parts of the world. It is situated next to Salboni retreat which is a famous resort spread over 40 acres of wilderness. The garden will surely tempt visitors to photograph the picturesque backdrop it offers. One can stay at the Salboni retreat which is just a walking distance from the garden.

The path leading to garden has mango garden and is a delight taking a ...

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Kurumbera Fort
36 kms from Kharagpur city limits
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Kurumbera Fort is situated in Gaganeshwar village at a distance of approximately 36 kms away from Kharagpur city. Kurumbera Fort is embodied with scenic beauty and was built around 1438 to 1469 during the rule of Surya Vamsi king of Odisha Gajapati Kapilendra Dev.

Kurumbera Fort is a one of the most undiscovered fort in West Bengal. The architecture of this fort is fusion of Odisha and Mughal architecture and is preserved by Archaeological Survey of India. Major rooftops are decorated with engraved flowers. There is huge courtyard ringed by pillared corridor and in the middle ther...

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Mansa Mandir
8 kms from Kharagpur city limits
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The Mansa Mandir is located at a distance of 8 kms from the heart of the city of Kharagpur and is dedicated to Goddess Manasa Devi.

The goddess Mansa is important to the local religion of the area, she is the folk deity associated with snakes. People worship her to protect themselves against the wrath of snakes, to pay respect to them, and for the sake of prosperity and fertility. The temple itself has a beautiful white facade, with simple but eye-catching sculptures, and the main altar has steps with seem like a flower with rounded petals in bloom. According to local legends, the ...

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Nehru Museum of Science and Technology is a museum located at IIT Kharagpur campus at a distance of approximately 13 kms away from Kharagpur City. The museum is an imposing building, bearing resemblance to the Byzantine style of architecture

The museum was established in the infamous Hijli Detention Camp of the pre-Independence era, with an aim to present the developments in diverse areas of science and technology through models and images. Hijli Detention camp building is now named as Hijli Saheed Bhavan and it houses Nehru Museum of Science & Technology and is managed by IIT Khar...

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Shiva Temple
20 kms from Kharagpur city limits
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Barabetiya Shiva Temple, Located at the outskirts of the city, at a distance of 20 kms along the National Highway in Barabetia.

Dedicated to the revered Hindu Lord Shiva, the temple is a small but well maintained and beautiful structure, with a ornate dome rising atop which flows a saffron flag. The temple was once white, but has now been painted a delicate light pink, and the ornate gates, painted gold, contrast beautifully with the new color.

This small temple is quite popular among locals as place of worship. On Hindu religious festivals, especially those of importan...

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