Localities in DurgapurThe industrial city of Durgapur is changing rapidly and has already developed into a modern city with state-of-the-art facilities in all aspects, be it in basic amenities like food, water supply and health, or other services like education, transport facility, power supply and telecommunication.
This steel city has emerged into an entity of its own, and can easily come at par with a metro city like Kolkata. There are several important places in Durgapur which you may need to visit during your stay there.
Benachity in DurgapurWith an area of about 3kms, Benachity is the oldest business centre of Durgapur. This area is overcrowded with banks, ATMs, hospitals and of course shops.
If you are in the middle of any financial dealings and suddenly find that you are falling short of sufficient cash, do not worry. There are several ATMs in Benachity, which will come to your help immediately. Also, many banks have branches in this locality, like Canara Bank, Axis Bank, Bank of India, IDBI Bank Ltd, Syndicate Bank, Allahabad Bank, UCO Bank, Corporation Bank Durgapur, Indian Overseas Bank, Oriental Bank of Commerce, and United Bank of India. With so many options, you will not be at a loss to find your own bank from the list!
Benachity has become a medical hub with hospitals and nursing homes like Sri Ram Health Centre, K G Hospital and CMC Vellore information centre, Dr. B C Roy Nursing Home, and Central Nursing Home, all located in this area.
Benachity is a perfect place for shopping if you know how to bargain! You will find shops all around you which mostly sell at a wholesale price. So you can buy anything at a reasonable rate here.
City Centre in DurgapurThis is another locality, quite well known in Durgapur. It is a favourite hangout area for both young and old.
There are hotels and newly made housing complexes that will definitely draw your attention, other than the shopping malls, multiplexes, and restaurants that will give you the feel of growth and urbanization.
Randiha in DurgapurIf you are in Durgapur and have not visited Randiha, then surely you are missing something. This serene location, that brings you to the closest with nature, and gives you all the peace and tranquility that your heart desires, is about 19 kms from the Durgapur Barrage.
It is an ideal getaway from the hustle bustle of city life. You can be completely immersed in listening to the chirping of various kinds of birds and the rippling sound of the water as you sit idly doing absolutely nothing.
The beauty of the Randiha Dam is self explanatory. If you fall in love with this place and do not wish to leave immediately then you need to book the bungalow of the West Bengal government's irrigation and waterways department. Booking is done at the department's regional office in Durgapur.
Bidhan Nagar in DugapurDuring your stay in Durgapur, you will also hear of another important location quite often. And it is Bidhan Nagar. Hotels like Coral Hotel, Pritika Hotel, Hotel Kohinoor, Cozy Com, Hotel Heritage and several other accommodation types will give you ample choice to decide your lodging.
Durgapur has all that you could expect from a modern city, however not without a chance to interact with nature!