Places to Visit Near Durgapur

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Places to Visit Near Durgapur

Here is the list of 16 Places to Visit Near Durgapur

1. Kolkata, West Bengal - The city of Joy

Kolkata, West Bengal - The city of Joy
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Known For : Victoria Memorial Fort William Kolkata Belur Math

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Kolkata, India's second biggest city, is a perpetually ongoing festival of human existence, concurrently luxurious and squalid, refined and frantic, pointedly futuristic, while beautifully in decay. A vibrant 350-year-old metropolis located on India's Eastern Coast, the capital of West Bengal thrives on contradictions and imposing spectacles; nothing is commonplace in this city. Famously known as the City of Joy, Kolkata is, in every sense, the artistic, cultural and intellectual capital of the country.

Distance from Durgapur: 170 km

Best Time: October to March

79 Kolkata Attractions

2. Rishyap, Lolegaon

Rishyap, Lolegaon
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Rishyap is a quaint, romantic village located in the pristine Neora Valley in northern West Bengal. Also known as Rishop, it is essentially a picturesque hill station situated just 4 km uphill of Lava. Although there are paved roads, it is recommended that you trek upwards as the roads, currently, aren't strong enough for cars. A stay in this village allows you to take random strolls around its beautiful market, explore the breathtaking view of the Eastern Himalayan Hills and also of the famous Nathu la Pass.

Distance from Durgapur: 588 km

3. Santiniketan, West Bengal - Rabindranath Tagore's Eternal Abode

Santiniketan, West Bengal - Rabindranath Tagore's Eternal Abode
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Known For : Tagore's ashrama Poush Mela Amar Kutir

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Known to few, mainly as Rabindranath Tagore's home and now a university, Santiniketan is a small town located in the Birbhum district of West Bengal. The town comprises mainly of Visva Bharati University. The University was set up by Rabindranath Tagore's father and later popularized by him to radically change the concept of education in India. Today, this beautifully laid out university and small sleepy town has acquired the status of a unique tourist haven, where lines of knowledge and aesthetic brilliance merge.

Distance from Durgapur: 56 km

Best Time: Mid August to March

15 Santiniketan Attractions

4. Chandannagar, West Bengal - The Land of the Nawabs and The Lords- the French and the British

Chandannagar, West Bengal - The Land of the Nawabs and The Lords- the French and the British
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Known For : Chandan Nagar Museum The Patal Bari The Chandan Nagar Strand

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Wrapped in the interiors of West Bengal, in the Hooghly District, is the small yet significant town of Chandan Nagar. This small town which could have been in place of present day Kolkata, had history gone as planned, has the most unique and formidable history in perhaps all of India. Chandan Nagar was first under the rule of the Nawabs, then the reigns shifted to the French.

Distance from Durgapur: 149 km

Best Time: October to February

6 Chandannagar Attractions

5. Shankarpur, West Bengal - The essence of a Beach Town

Shankarpur, West Bengal - The essence of a Beach Town
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Known For : Mandarmani Beach Shankarpur Beach Digha Beach

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With more and more money being pumped into beaches all around the world to turn them into synthetic poolsides, Shankarpur gives you the luxury of experiencing the thrill of isolated beaches, calming winds and that typical old world charm. Known for its scenic beauty, the one thing that gives Shankarpur an edge over other beaches of India is its pristine surroundings. Shankarpur is a beautiful beach town in the East Medinipur district of West Bengal.

Distance from Durgapur: 265 km

Best Time: October to Apr

3 Shankarpur Attractions

6. Navadvipa, West Bengal - The Land of Krishna Devotion

Navadvipa, West Bengal - The Land of Krishna Devotion
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Known For : Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math ISKCON Temple, Nabadwip Radha Rani Temple

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Blanketed away in the commotion of West Bengal, Navadwipa - Mayapur is a cluster of nine islands located on the banks of Ganges. This place is one of those few religious shrines whose spirit of devotion is palpable. The scattered forests, orchids and winding paths leading to small villages give you an excellent sense of peace. With almost 200 temples concentrated in this small rural setting, Navadwipa is God's own land, in every sense of the term. It is unaffected by economy, industry and futile activity.

Distance from Durgapur: 128 km

Best Time: October to March

8 Navadvipa Attractions

7. Bardhaman, West Bengal - For the believer and the skeptic and the historian and the nature lover

Bardhaman, West Bengal - For the believer and the skeptic and the historian and the nature lover
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Known For : 108 Shiv Mandir Christ Church Golap Bagh

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With a convergence of religion, nature, man-made marvels and the proverbial old world charm, Bardhaman is the ideal fit for a weekend getaway. Take a group comprising the most diverse people. Even with nothing else being common, they will all agree on one thing- Bardhaman's Splendor. Perhaps the only place in India that will manage to appease every mind and mindset, this Unique Bengali town has an air of its own.

Distance from Durgapur: 69 km

Best Time: October to March

14 Bardhaman Attractions

8. Purulia, West Bengal

Purulia, West Bengal
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Known For : Baranti Reservoir or Murardi Lake Ajodhya Rakab Forest

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The western most district in the state of West Bengal, Purulia is a beautiful destination blessed with mesmerizing natural beauty. Purulia is slowly becoming a popular tourist spot amongst national tourists, the township is well connected with the rest of the country and gifts a breakaway from the monotonous routines of the day to day city lives. The serenity in the air gets onto you and in a mere moment, you are relieved from your stress.

Distance from Durgapur: 119 km

Best Time: October to March

7 Purulia Attractions

9. Haldia, West Bengal - The Heritage Capital of West Bengal

Haldia, West Bengal - The Heritage Capital of West Bengal
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Known For : Mahishadal Rajbari and Goplajew Temple Marine Drive, Haldia Sataku

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Often considered as a mere river port assisting Kolkata, Haldia has more to offer to India than just foreign trade. With it's rich collection of heritage locations, temples and local markets, Haldia is geared upto be the next major tourist hub of West Bengal. From marine drives to palaces, Haldia is one of those rare places that combine the beauty of monuments with the bounty of nature. Explore this pristine land of legends, yet to be touched by tourist rush and commercialization.

Distance from Durgapur: 268 km

Best Time: October to March

11 Haldia Attractions

10. Bankura, West Bengal - Hills, temples and Adventure sports

Bankura, West Bengal - Hills, temples and Adventure sports
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Known For : Susunia Hill Joyrambati Bishnupur

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With much historical significance, Bankura is a town famous for its hills and temples and a treat for adventure sports enthusiasts such as trekkers and hikers. Bankura has a significant history and is a temple city in West Bengal. The areas history intermingles with spirituality to create a simple, and yet unique tourist experience. Bankura is also famous for its terracotta temples which attracts tourists from world over.

Distance from Durgapur: 47 km

Best Time: October to March

9 Bankura Attractions

11. Murshidabad, West Bengal - Historian's Paradise

Murshidabad, West Bengal - Historian's Paradise
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Known For : Hazarduari Palace Nizmat Imbambara Shopping in Murshidabad

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From the Nawabs of the pre-British era to the Lords from England, Murshidabad has seen history from its core. This small tourist haven in West Bengal serves as a place that manages to combine the beauty of the past with the beliefs of the present. Calling it a religious town or a monument city would mean limiting its beauty and restricting it magnificence. This town reminds you that no matter how forward technology has brought us, some things are best experienced on foot.

Distance from Durgapur: 160 km

Best Time: October to March

15 Murshidabad Attractions

12. Midnapore, West Bengal - Heritage

Midnapore, West Bengal - Heritage
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Known For : Tamluk Chandrakona Jora Masjid

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In the interiors of West Bengal is yet another treasure- Midnapore town or Medinipur, as it is locally known. Midnapore combines the beauty of India's multi religion culture with the exuberance of ancient history. It is also the base for several well-known colleges like the Oriental Institute of Science and Technology, the Midnapore Medical College and Hospital, the Midnapore Law College, etc. This is one of the few towns in perhaps all of India's semi Urban landscape that has so many places to offer in their sheer number.

Distance from Durgapur: 160 km

Best Time: October to February

11 Midnapore Attractions

13. Howrah

Howrah
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Known For : Santragachi Jheel River Hooghly Howrah Bridge

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Howrah often referred to as the doorway to or the twin city of Kolkata, is a bustling yet appealing town located on the western bank of the mesmerising River Hooghly flowing through West Bengal. One mention of the name and even a non-visitor would immediately envision the image of Howrah Bridge, which is a world-famous attraction that has not only put the town on the world map but has also made Howrah a significant transportation hub of the state.

Distance from Durgapur: 163 km

19 Howrah Attractions

14. Tarapith, West Bengal - The city of Tantra Mantra

Tarapith, West Bengal - The city of Tantra Mantra
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Known For : Bamakhepa Temple Tarapith Temple Mahasmashana

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Tarapith is a famous Hindu pilgrimage in the state of West Bengal and a Shakti Peetha, believed to be the spot where Sati's third eye fell. Tara, another form of Sati, is worshipped in the temple. The town of Tarapith is a small, crowded rural town near the Dwarka river in Birbhum district and is also called the city of Tantra Mantra or black magic.

Distance from Durgapur: 115 km

Best Time: September to March

3 Tarapith Attractions

15. Asansol - Land of Black Diamond, The City of Brotherhood

Asansol - Land of Black Diamond, The City of Brotherhood
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Asansol is the second biggest city in West Bengal, after Kolkata. It is also one of the busiest commercial centres of India and the most populated city in West Bengal. It is located approximately 200 km from Kolkata, West Bengal’s capital. The city’s economy is primarily dependant on its coal and steel industries and railways.  Asansol was ranked 11th among the fastest-growing cities in India. It is known for some significant religious spots, heritage temples and scenic parks.‘Asan’ refers to a species of tree that is usually found growing on the banks of River Damodar. ‘Sol’ translates to land.

Distance from Durgapur: 46 km

16. Chinsurah, West-bengal

Chinsurah, West-bengal

Chinsurah or Chuchura (as it is called) is a town in the district of Hooghly, West Bengal. Situated on the bank of the Hooghly river, Chinsurah was once considered as the most beautiful city of West Bengal. Today, this town stands as an example of elegant architecture, with a plethora of architectural marvels that include churches, mosques, gardens, clock towers, etc.

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