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Durgapur

, West Bengal

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State: West Bengal
District: Barddhaman
Famous for/as: City
Languages: Bengali, Hindi
Best Season: Oct - Mar
Weather: Summer 28 to 35°C, Winter 15 to 25°C
Altitude: 65 m
Pincode: 713203
STD code: 0343
Durgapur, literally means home of Goddess Durga, is a major rice-trading center and an industrial town situated along the banks of Damodar River in West Bengal, India. The topography is highly uneven. There are many industries in the township, making the city very rich and knitting its modern facilities and culture. The well planned out Industrial Township was designed by Joseph Allen Stein and Benjamin Polk. Presently Durgapur attracts lots of tourists and turning out to be quite a hangout place for youngsters, who look for western trends, modern cuisine and entertainment.

Tourists who look for shopping Benachity is an ideal place, resembles an olden city having shops all along, an area for shopping with its quaintest presents of charming small merchant setups. The city has established itself with big shopping malls, arcades, cine halls and host of eateries. One can purchase things such as steel, carbon black, the Bankura horse available either in terracotta or wood and the Vishnupur Baluchari.

Places of tourist interest include the Durgapur Barrage, Kumarmangalam Park, and Troika Park for kids. Adorned with many temples and mosques the city celebrates Durgapuja, Kalipuja, Rath jatra, Id and Muharram with much vigor and color. The biggest gym of Durgapur Mantra is one of the places which one should visit to know the real fun of life to see the exquisite fitness station. Durgapur attracts tourists to see the modern India, enthralled with industrialization. It can be assured that all facilities are there to make your stay as enjoyable and fun filled as possible.
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Durgapur is a city that is located around 180 km from Kolkata. It is an industrial city and has a well developed inter-city transport structure.

Durgapur railway station is also well connected to the major cities in the country and travelers who are arriving at the railway station can hire one of the numerous auto rickshaws that are available at the rail station. They may not run on meter and the prices are usually negotiable. Some of the best ways to travel around the city are through auto rickshaws, CNG autos, cycle rickshaws and mini buses.

Auto Rickshaw/CNG Auto Rickshaw



Auto rickshaws are easy to find and they are usually available at all parts of the city. CNG auto rickshaws are pollution free autos that are available from the city center. They are also a good option. Autos generally have special night fare and one has to be prepared for a long negotiation with the drivers during the night.

Mini Bus



Mini buses are cheap and are found in all parts of the city. These are a good option for short distance transport and ticket prices vary according to the distance.

Cycle Rickshaw



Cycle Rickshaws are available in selected places and they are a good option for short distances. Prices have to be negotiated and this may take a while.

Hotels


You can find 3 hotels in Durgapur under following categories:
Comments (23) Reviews (2)
Thanks for sharing the post.......
India is growing to become one of the mega city of eastern India.Durgapur provides a wide range of oppurtunities to its residents and visitors from outside location. Last month my friend went to this place for that i booked her return Bus Ticket through ticketgoose.com.

Thank you...
Posted by nithi 10 months ago
very very usefull
Posted by uday chatterjee 1 year, 24 days ago
ilove
Posted by subham 1 year, 2 months ago
I have travelled at large in India & a few places in abroad. Durgapur is a nice city to live in with a potential to grow further.My father joined Durgapur Steel Plant in early 1956. He was the 11th man including Mr.K.K.Sen the then General Manager.I have heard so many anecdotes from my father.He was the private tutor of Jayanta the only son of Mr.K.K.Sen.My father Suresh Chandra Misra was ...more
Posted by Atindranath Misra 1 year, 10 months ago
Durgapur is a nice city.
Posted by abhisek chatterjee 1 year, 10 months ago
i am worried about the change i find in the town since the last 3-4 years. new kids (many from outside the town here for studying) & other people are changing the culture there. i find young couples at big bazaar talking in english, & telling their kids to "come here" & "sit there". how funny & how alarming !! we who have been born & brought up in durgapur ...more
Posted by prasun 2 year, 5 months ago
I was brought up in durgapur . i lived there from 1993-1999.its a wonderful and well planned and well designed city...i love it but i left it in 1999 and shifted to siliguri.. i used to study in st.michael's school durgapur. i miss it a lot and miss the city
Posted by Sayan Pal 2 year, 8 months ago
Yes, i also a fellow born up,brought up in Durgapur. I live 6yrs in steel city township nd enjoyed every moment dr. It is totally different and i want 2 stay here g my whole life.ifferent,and i love it.
Posted by Sk.Hasmat 3 year, 2 months ago
i love steel city durgapur,i love my school a-zone mp ,now i am in hyderabad ,but always miss km park,troika park,inox multiplex,city centre,shoping malls,and steel city very much always,.............i love durgapur always
Posted by shibeswar biswas 3 year, 4 months ago
I love my birthplace, I born there, I grow there...and a situation came when I had to leave Durgapur....Now I am in Delhi but I miss Durgapur...I can not forget the Rainy days that I spent there..I can not forget the foggy winters...when I used to go to school....I can not forget the trees that covered every roads..I really miss the garden of my house..I miss the durgapuja of that ...more
Posted by Arijit Dhar 4 year, 30 days ago
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