About DurgapurDurgapur, better known as the steel city of West Bengal, is situated in the district of Burdwan. As the name suggests, Durgapur is home to several steel producing companies as well as power plants and other engineering and chemical factories. It is one of the few planned cities in India, the credit of which goes to architects Benjamin Polk and Allen Stein.
About 187 kms from Kolkata and 250 kms from Ranchi, Durgapur is fast emerging as one of the most developed cities in West Bengal. It can boast of all modern amenities starting from hospitals, shopping malls, picnic spots, clubs, hotels, restaurants and banks. Well known health care facilities like ESI Hospital and Disha Eye Care are some of the feathers in the city’s cap which bring it at par with all other major cities of the country. You will never miss any of the contemporary facilities that you enjoy in other cities, when you are in Durgapur. Other famous industrial cities like Asansol, Ranigunj and Dhanbad are at close range.
The city can also boast of several important tourist spots which are worth visiting, and which attracts a number of people from other places all the year round.
Tourism in Durgapur
The summer here being quite unbearable, with the scorching heat and with the temperature soaring to above 45 degrees Celsius, the ideal time to visit this beautiful city is during the winters when the temperatures remain pleasant at about 20 degrees Celsius.
You will neither be unlucky if you plan a visit during the monsoons, that is, between June and September, as that is the ideal time to have a breathtaking view of the Durgapur Barrage. Other places of interest include Randiha, where you can enjoy nature at its best; City Centre, where you can hang out with your friends and family, with the movie theatres, shopping malls, parks and restaurants in the vicinity; Benachity, which has lately come up with showrooms of all the major brands that you can think of; Durgapur steel plant; Children’s Academy; Kumar Mangalam Park; Science and Energy Park; and the list continues.
The city has a good connectivity, with good roads like the GT road (NH2) running through it. It is well connected with the Indian Railways which helps you to reach almost all major cities or junctions in the country. Frequent bus services to almost all parts of West Bengal gives easy access for people visiting the city for work or vacation. There are long distance private buses like Volvo and there are Government buses too, which take you easily to Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal, and to other parts of the state.
Transportation in Durgapur
Dining and Lodging in Durgapur
Staying in Durgapur is easy and convenient as it has accommodations ranging from budget to star hotels, giving you a wide range to choose from.
Neither will food be a problem, whether you are a pure vegetarian or a non-vegetarian.
With restaurants serving North and South Indian dishes, as well as Mughlai, Continental and Chinese cuisines, you will never be at a loss to find the food of your taste.
Sports in DurgapurThere is no dearth of sports enthusiasts in the city, which can easily be made out with the several training institutes giving lessons in chess, volley ball, basket ball, boxing, kabadi, kho-kho, etc.
Also, there are football, cricket, martial arts and mountaineering association here.