VISITING PLACES

 

 

Places

Description

Bhabani Pathak's Tilla

Near city centre of Durgapur. Earlier there was a tunnel system from here to the Damodar River, but now that is closed from public view. Now, people can visit only the Tilla.

Rahreswar Shib Mandir

800 years old temple complex on the Muchipara-Shibpur road.

Ichhai Ghosh's garh

It is a fort now in ruins - and the Shyamarupa temple.

Santiniketan

Location of Visva Bharati, established by Rabindranath Tagore. It is about 60 km away from Durgapur.

Bishnupur

The famous terracotta temple town and home to major art and crafts. It is about 70 km away from Durgapur. The Bankura horse, symbol of Indian handicrafts is produced at Panchmura, near Vishnupur. It is also the home of the Baluchari sari, originally woven with motifs based on stories from the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, but now modernized.

Joydeb-Kendubilva

Temple and birthplace of Sanskrit poet Joydeb, on the banks of the Ajay River. This place is about 30 km away from Durgapur. On the occasion of Makar Sankranti (Winter Solstice), a fair is organized here. Bauls, religious singers with a detached philosophy and spontaneity of their own, participates in this fair, which is held in mid January every year.

Bakreshwar

A hot spring and temple, lying about 60 km away from Durgapur.

Churulia

Birthplace of the famous Bengali poet Kazi Nazrul Islam. He is considered the national poet of Bangladesh. The village is about 60 km from Durgapur, and contains a museum with his works and a memorial for him.

Durgapur Barrage

A dam and a tourist spot on river Damodar.

 

 

 

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