| The majestic
Curzon Gate, now
known as Vijay Toran, was erected in 1903 by the king of Burdwan
Maharaja Bijoy Chand Mahatab in Lord
Curzon’s honour. The Royal Palace is situated one km from the
gate. Distance from railway station is about one km.
|In 1789, Rani Bishnukumari
ordered 108 Shiva Mandirs to be built in the lines of typical mud
huts of Bengal. During Shivratri, a huge fair is held here. Distance
from railway station is about four km.
|Tomb of Sher
Tomb of Sher Afgan, the last of the Afghan jagirdars in
Bardhaman, is located at Pir
Beharam near Rajbati. Sher Afgan married Nurjahan. He revolt against
Mughal Samrat and to control this, Mughal Samrat Jahangir had
sent Kutubuddin. Both were died at war in 1610 AD and both were
buried at the burial ground of Pir Baharam. Distance from railway station is about two and
Golap Bag, or the Garden
of Rose, of Bardhaman, is a favourite tourist haunt. It is the Botanical
and Zoological garden eastablished by the King Bijoy Chand
Mahatab in 1884. Famous botanist Dalton Hooker came here and
listed 128 types of trees. At present there
are numerous mango, casuarina, eucalyptus, jaam and shimul
trees in the garden. The University of Bardhaman also takes classes in
the complex. Distance from railway station is about two and half km.
| A place of major tourist
attraction situated at Golapbag.
is the forest office of Bardhaman sub-division. It is placed at
east side of Golapbag. This forest is pointed as sanctuary. This
is also called deer park. Deers, tigers, crocodiles, and
different kinds of birds make this place beautiful.
is placed at the north-west side of Ramana Bagan where the tomb
of maharaj Bijoy Chand is situated. The environment around this
place is very cool and peaceful.
University grounds is the Meghnad Saha Planetarium, built with
the help of Japanese government. Although the seating capacity
is quite low, it boasts of the latest technology instruments
used for the show. It was opened
in 1994. Regular shows are conducted here.
Science Center is situated at Golapbag Road near
Burdwan University. It has a science museum and a park. It offers insight into the animal
kingdom, the environment, etc.
temple situated in Sarbamangala Road. The goddess Sarbamangala
is actually goddess Durga. It is made of precious black stone
with 18 hands. The goddess was eastablished in 1740 A.D. by the
king Kirti Chand. The present temple is created by king Mahatab
goddess is a beautiful example of sculpture. The goddess
Chamunda is made of precious black stone with 8 hands. This
sculpture was found from the river-bed of Damodor after the
devastative flood in 1923. In this stone structure the human
muscles and vains are craved. This is the most artistic part of
this idol. This goddess is situated at Brishnu Mandir In Kanchan
|Kalna, is the confluence of the
Shakta and the Vaishnava forms of worship and is only 25
km from Nabadwip. Kalna is well-connected by road. 50 km from Bardhaman, ‘Ambika Kalna’ was the summer residence of the
Rajas of Bardhaman. The temples at Kalna are built of bricks with
intricate terracotta designs.
|A well-planned industrial town,
Asansol is famous for its coal mines.
|India's biggest locomotive factory manufacturing
modern electric and diesel locomotives is located here. The workshops
are open to visitors and tourists on weekdays. Permission has to be
obtained from the Administrative office.
|Popularly known as the "Ruhr of India", the
giant steel plant and industrial establishments here have been
instrumental in changing the rural face of Durgapur into a vast
industrial complex comprising public and private sectors. Situated on
the banks of the Damodar river, this well-planned city centers around
giant industrial factories like the Durgapur steel plant, Thermal Power
Station and the Durgapur Barrage.
|The birth place of the famous Bengali Vaishnava poet
Jaidev, this place can be reached by bus and foot or ferry during the
monsoons. The annual fair lasting for 10 to 15 days is held here during
the first half of January.
Sai, Kusum, Mahua and Palash can be seen
|Located on the Barakar river, Maithon is set among
undulating hills. The damsite, reservoir, Kalyaneswari temple,
hydro-electric project, Panchet dam and Churulia are the important
places to be seen.