Durgapur is located in the district of Burdwan, in the state West
Bengal, India, 168 km to the north of Calcutta. It is a well-planned
industrial city on the banks of the river Damodar.
Being an industrial city, Durgapur as such, has very little to offer
to the casual tourist. The main tourist attraction is the Durgapur
Barrage over the Damodar. It is most beautiful during the monsoons,
when the river is swollen. The gardens around it are a good place
to picnic. The Kumarmangalam Park in the Steel township with its
artificial lakes and small hills is another attraction for picnickers
and joggers. There is very little else you can see in Durgapur.
About 100 km to the north of Durgapur is Shantiniketan (district
Bolpur), the university town founded by the Nobel Laureate (1913)
Rabindranath Tagore (1860-1940). It is home to the famous Vishwabharati
University, renowned for its fine arts departments. It also houses
the great poet's works, where he spent the last 2 decades of his
life. Among other places nearby, good for spending a day, are Mayapur
(headquaters of ISKCON), Maithon, Tilaiya.
42 kms. Connected with Durgapur by train and bus.
77 kms. Connected with Durgapur by train and bus.
22 kms. The birthplace of the famous Bengali Vaishnava poet Jaidev.
Regular bus service available upto Ajoy river from where the river
can be corssed on foot. Ferry service across the river is available
during the monsoons. A fair is held during the first half of January
which lasts from 10 to 15 days.
61 kms. International University Founded by Rabindranath Tagore
72 kms. Ancient-city reputed for temples and terracotta sculpture
Nearest national and international airport Calcutta is 176 kms away.
Durgapur is the railway station on the Eastern Railway.
Durgapur is connected by good motorable roads with Calcutta 176
kms, Patna 414 kms, Asansol 50 kms, Shantiniketan 62 kms, Vishnupur
Taxis, City Bus services, Cycle Rickshaws are available.
Temperature (deg C) :
Summer- Max.46.1, Min. 37.8;
Winter- Max. 32.2, Min. 29.4
Rainfall : 150 cms June to September.
Clothings : Summer- Tropical, Winter-
Best Season : Through out the year.
General Information & Accomdation info on Durgapur city of West
Bengal - India