The city of Durgapur is one of the most planned and rapidly developing cities in West Bengal. It is situated in the industrial hub of West Bengal.
There are a lot of interesting places that you can visit in Durgapur. In this article, I will give you a list of some of these places.
Here are the 8 best places to visit in Durgapur:
- City Center
- Durgapur Barrage
- Deul Park
- Rahreswar Shiv Mandir
- Kumar Mangalam Park
- Shiv Shakti Dham
- Bhabani Pathak’s Tilla
Now lets see a little bit more about each of these places…
1. City Center
The City Center area of Durgapur is the most happening part of the city. It has a lot of Malls, restaurants, clubs, and hotels.
Located just beside GT Road, this area is the go-to spot for most people residing in Durgapur as well as tourists.
Apart from this, the area is also have various government offices and commercial buildings.
2. Durgapur Barrage
As the Industrial Revolution started in Durgapur, there was a huge urgency of water in factories. So, Damodar Valley Corporation ( DVC) constructed this barrage in the year 1955 on the river Damodar just to boost up industrial civilization.
The Durgapur Barrage connects the district of Paschim Bardhaman with Bankura. Located close to the Durgapur Railway Station, it is considered one of the best places to visit in Durgapur.
Visit this place during the evening to get an incredible view of the sunset. The government of West Bengal have recently started Damodar Aarti, which takes place on the banks of the Damodar river near Durgapur Barrage. It is similar to that of Ganga Aarti, that takes place in Varanasi.
If you visit the place during summer, you can see cattle grazing around upon dried sandbank of the river Damodar.
3. Deul Park
The Deul Park is a well-maintained Eco Park located on the Banks of the Ajay River. The atmosphere is calm and soothing and perfect for enjoying the fresh breeze during winter. This is considered as one of the best places to visit in Durgapur especially for couples.
There is also a temple of historical significance, known as the Temple of Ichai Ghosh located just beside the park.
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4. Rahreswar Shiv Mandir
The Rahreswar Shiv Temple is one of the ancient Shiv Mandir in Durgapur and is also a place of historical significance in Durgapur. It is also one of the popular religious places in Durgapur.
The temple is almost 1000 years old. It was built by Maharaja Ballal Sen of the Rarh dynasty in 1200 A.D and during that era, the areas were termed as Rarh Desh, and hence the Shiv Linga of the temple is named the “Rarheshwar Shiv Linga”.
The Rarheswar Shiv temple is built in Nagara Style by Sandstones and Laterites and a huge Shiva lingam is enshrined in the Sanctum Sanctorium.
You can visit this temple in Durgapur and have a glimpse of history.
5. Kumar Mangalam Park
The Mohan Kumar Mangalam Park is the largest and one of the oldest parks situated in the Steel city of Durgapur.
It is considered as one of the best places you can visit to spend a good time with your family and loved ones.
There is a huge lake inside the park where you can spend time boating and enjoying the beauty of nature in the middle of an industrial city.
Note: This park is temporarily closed due to some issues.
6. Shiv Shakti Dham
Shiv Shakti Dham is a newly inaugurated Hindu temple located in the Gopalmath area of Durgapur, West Bengal. It is also known as the Gopalmath Shiv Mandir.
This temple is considered one of the largest temples in Durgapur. There is a huge area with marble flooring where you can sit just after entering the temple.
It is said that a small artificial pond beside the temple is filled with the holy water from the river Ganga.
You can visit this temple any day of the week. The timings are from 8AM-12PM and 4PM-6PM.
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Benachity market area of Durgapur is considered as the commercial hub of the city. This is the most popular market of Durgapur.
From daily essentials to books to wedding cards, here you will get shops of every kind. From small retailers to large wholesalers and distributors, everyone has a shop in this area.
You can visit this place in case you want to buy something or just want explore the area.
8. Bhabani Pathak’s Tilla
Another place of historical importance in Durgapur is the Bhabani Pathak’s Tilla. It is a small elevated area, located in the Science and Energy Park in Durgapur.
To visit this place, you need to enter the park and it would cost you around Rs. 50.
It is said that many many years ago, dacoits use to live in the area and they use to keep an eye on the people coming and going through the area. The tilla is linked to a temple, where they use to worship Ma Bhabani, via tunnels.
The temple is currently situated in the Ambuja Housing area near City Center and is called the Ambuja Kali Bari.
You can visit this place to experience the history of Durgapur.
This brings an end to our list of places to visit in Durgapur. If you stay in Durgapur or is planning to visit it, make sure to visit some of these places and have a good time.
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