Durgapur Steel City on the banks of Damodar

A journey filled with fun and excitement at Durgapur in Burdwan district of west bengal and on the banks of river Damodar far from the hustle and bustle of Kolkata. You will definitely enjoy the scenic beauty and spend an weekend at the place built by Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy.

Durgapur is located in the Burdwan district of WestBengal. It is a well-planned industrial city on the banks of river Damodar built by Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy. Durgapur is popularly known as the steel city of Eastern India. Durgapur has a huge base of industries along with many famous schools, colleges, institutions, entertainment centers like shopping malls, parks, picnic spots etc.

Places to visit at Durgapur

Many industries are situated in Durgapur. One can take the permission of the authorities and visit 10km away Alloy Steel Project, 6km away Mining and Alloyed Machinery Corporation, 5km away Coke Oven Project Ltd., Durgapur Steel Plant etc.
You must visit the 692m long barrage over Damodar River. When water flows out from the barrage then the attraction increases. During the winter many migrating birds come on the banks of Damodar. On one side of Damodar river is Durgapur and on the other side is Bankura district. You can visit small but very beautiful Karo Hill, Shali Dam, Gangdoa Dam etc. All are very nice and wonderful. One will definitely enjoy at Kumarmangalam Park, Troika Park, Bhabani Pathak's Tilla (at present it is Energy Park), Phiringee Kali Bari.

How to reach and trains for Durgapur

Various trains are available from Kolkata for Durgapur. Some of them are Coalfield Express, Agnibeena Express, Black Diamond Express etc. Buses are there from Dharmatala. It takes nearly 3 hours to go by bus from Kolkata.

Hotels, lodge and places to stay at Durgapur

The Riviera is a resort located on the riverside. It has facilities of riverview rooms, landscaped garden, multicuisine restaurant etc. There are also other hotels like Hotel Ispat, Hotel Reliance, Peerless Inn etc. They are also very good.


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