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Important numbers related to Tourism in Durgapur
Forest - 0343-2537229
Forest Lodge Booking- Sastri Avenue, Bidhannagar, Ph- 0343-2533354
For Booking of any tour of West Bengal Government Tourism Development Corporation - Contact:- Pathik Motel:- 0343-2546399 / 09732100930
Tourism from Durgapur to its nearest district and subdivisions:-
- Deul - Ma Shyama Rupa Mandir
- Jiraan Resort ( Bolpore )
- Sabuj Bon
- Bolpur- Shantiniketan
- Mama Bhagne Pahar
Deul Park :- Nestled in the bank of River Ajoy, the Deul Park is highly famed as the treasured asset of the famous Gopraj Ishwar Ghosh,
locally called Ichai Ghosh. The site boasts of its scenic landscape, offering the perfect ambience for enjoying a weekend tour beside Ajoy River.
Places to see near Deul Park: The thick Garh forest in Durgapur presents a perfect backdrop for the winding Ajoy River, offering a visual splendor to the tourists. The area is also frequented by herds of elephants from Birbhum located nearby. The site of Kenduli Mela where hundreds of Bauls visit during the fair is situated on the opposite side of the river. Kenduli is the birthplace of the famous poet Jaidev and home to a number of age-old terracotta temples of Radha Madhav. You can also explore the Garh jungle and the historical site, where Icchai Ghosh was defeated in a war by Lausen. A visit to a huge tower made from bricks and a dilapidated temple will add a hint of adventure to your trip.
From Deul Park, you can visit the nearby Maa Shyamarupa mandir 4 km from Deul Park and 3.5 km from Muchipara-Shibpur Road. This terracotta temple houses 10 armed idol of Shyamarupa made of Marble stone, and was built more than 1000 years ago.
You can also visit Shantiniketan, Bhalki Machan, Bolpur within a couple of hours from Deul Park by car.
Things to do at Deul Park: You can spot out clusters of folk singers along the riverbank of Ajoy where you can spend some of your leisure time savoring their soulful songs. Enjoy a unique experience walking along the Garh Forest and discovering the ruins of age old temples. Your kids can enjoy a few rides within the resorts laws and fun parks. You van laze in the resort's lawns, enjoy angling and spend some leisure time along the river.
How to reach Deul Park: The journey to Deul Park is not at all difficult. Take any Express bus from Kolkata heading to Durgapur following the Expressway and drop down at the Darjeeling stop located in Panagarh. From there, by travelling any bus going to Shiuri, reach a place called Choddo Mile, which is located at a distance of 9 km from Deul Park. You can easily cover this distance by a van or a rickshaw. You can also avail a direct bus from Kolkata to Shiuri. You can also make a prior arrangement with the resort for a car, which will pick you from Durgapur or Darjeeling more to Deul Park.
Best time to visit Deul Park: Deul Park is suitable to visit all the year round, though it is better to avoid the monsoon.
Lodging facilities at Deul Park: A tourist resort ExSeM Hotels & Resorts Pvt. Ltd offers decent accommodation here.
ExSeM A multipurpose Agri-Horti-Flori-Animal husbandry and Eco-Tourism Project at DEUL PARK at Durgapur District Burdwan, West Bengal. AC Cottage with Conference Room facility, ideal Spot for Picnic and Corporate and Family Weekend Refreshment.
Room Tariff of Deul Park Eco Resort ---
Room Type Person Allowed RATE
A.C Cottage 2 Rs. 1000/ Day per Room
A.C Room 2 Rs. 800/ Day
Non A.C Standard 2 Rs. 600/ Day
Non A.C Room Normal 2 Rs. 450/ Day
Non A.C Deluxe 6 Rs. 2000/ Day
Non A.C Dormitory 5 Rs. 1000/- Day
Hall Room For Conference 60 Rs. 3500/- Day
Extra Bed Rs. 250/ - Day
Contact Address and Ph No for booking:-
Durgapur office: Shayam Vila, J. K. Paul More, Benachity, Durgapur-13 Ph: 91 - 09331313336
Kolkata office : 164/D/1, Lake Gardens, Kolkata: 700045, Ph: - 033 - 32993336
Jiraan Resort ( Bolpore ) :-
Your visit to Santiniketan, Birbhum, can now give you a very unique experience. Visit Jiraan, a rural retreat with a difference: a cluster of clay cottages in the arms of
generous green, overlooking a huge pond - it is a retreat attached to a working farm. With the sky teasing your spirits to fly like a kite and the red-earth below your
feet tugging at you to explore the land around you even as the verdant green all around beckons you to give flight to your imagination.
Jiraan is the place where you regain yourself and renew your energies. The ambience is rural and rustic but the basic creature comforts satisfy urban needs. The architecture: a fusion of rustic mud-huts and a more modern, brick framework, it is eco-friendly and uses to a large extent, renewable resources like bamboo. The cuisine - a refined version of home-style cooking - promises to satiate varied palates even as it comforts body and soul.
There are ample opportunities to avail of transport facilities and go sightseeing. Some of the interesting sights around are: the hearth of Tagore's creativity - Visva Bharati University and Kala-Bhavan in Santiniketan; Kankalitala temple which is also a pitha-sthan (religious site); the Dokra village where Dokra craftspeople can be seen at work in their home-ground; lovely picnic-spots beside the rivers Ajoy or even a day-trip to Massanjore (80 kms away); the terracotta temple of Gad-jangal, set deep in the forests and an enchanting drive away. Local attractions like Baul-singing or Adivasi dances can be organized for groups on request.
Sabuj Bon:- Sabuj Bon is ideal for a weekend trip near Bolpur Santiniketan. It is one of the top tourist attractions near Santiniketan in Birbum district.
Sabuj Bon is a village resort nested deep within the village of Rasulpur in Panchsowa Gram Panchayat in Birbhum district. The resort is situated within the village and on the
banks of the river Ajay. Sabuj Bon is about 13 km from Bolpur and about 15 km from Santiniketan. Travelers may enjoy an excellent staying there also.
The most beautiful and charming thing you find in Sabuj Bon is the greenery within it. The well maintained garden with various known and unknown flowers and plants will charm anybody. The garden already has more than one lakh of plants within it. There are a couple of ponds within the compound. There is a big dining space covered are by the side of one such pond. The dining space is a platform build of bamboos. There are pools over the ponds made of bamboos.
Within a huge compound, the accommodation is mud huts with straw covered thatched roof. The rooms are designed in form of village cottages. The rooms are clean, cool and simple but specious with attached toilets. Rooms are available in many conditions and tariffs like AC triple bedded Cottage, AC Double bedded Cottage, Double bedded Cottage, Four bedded Cottage.
Bolpur-Santineketan:- Bolpur-Santineketan is one of the perfect weekend gateway destinations for the people who are eager to travel to rural Bengal
. The red soil of Birbhum, the green forest, the fresh air, the beautiful scenario of the rivers Kopai and Ajoy attract travelers by its own beauty.
Rabindranath Tagore's Visva Bharati Vishwavidyalaya is the main attraction of the place. It is an International University and a great center of Oriental education and culture.
Bolpur :- Bolpur is one of the sub-division of Birbhum district. It consists of Bolpur- Sriniketan, Nanoor, Labpur and Ilambazar blocks.
Mama Bhagne Pahar:- Mama Bhagne Pahar is also known as Pahareswar. It is located at the outskirt of Dubrajpur town. Here two boulders are found
in a hanging situation. It is a pair of almost spherical natural boulders of granite rock, one balancing on the top of other. The balancing of the rocks are so surprising that it is a
famous landmark in West Bengal, where it is known as Mama Bhagne ( the uncle and the nephew ). The site has a number of boulders splintered across the place.
According to local people these 2 boulders were crossing over this area but as morning is shown these 2 boulders dropped on this place. At the base of the rocks is a temple of shiva entitled Pahareswar. At present a children park has been built which draw many visitors annually. Bakreswar, Patharchapuri, Hetampur Rajbari are nearest touring spots from here.
- Ayodhya Hill
Cheliama :-One of the famous tourist spots in Purulia, Cheliama is a paradise for historians and archeologists, thanks to its rich history. The village has remnants of the contemporary civilization of the 17th century. The terracotta figurines and exclusive carvings around the temples of the region vouch for the fact that the village had been an important landmark during the yesteryears. Apart from this, the well-known Radha-Govinda Temple in Cheliama attracts mass of tourists and is a focal place, depicting the Bengali culture prevalent in the contemporary era
Ayodhya Hill :-Purulia offers tourists not just places of religious and cultural interest, but also sites wherein one can have fun and frolic. To cater to the needs of explorers and adventure lovers, the place extends tourist a perfect destination to practice mountaineering and rock climbing - Ayodhya Hill. Around 700 m high, the hill is a perfect blend of pristine nature and rich mythological interests. The place is also famous for its fresh water springs and stream.
Matha:-Matha Buru (Matha hills) is commonly known for its esthetic beauty. Annual 'Mela' is originated on the hill by tribal community.
Many nature camp and Rock Climbing courses are conducted by different organization mostly during winter season. Last year number of such camps was 31 and more
than 2000 school &college students participated. Local Forest Protection Committee members are engaged for providing catering facilities for camp and some of them also
act as local guides.
First time in South Bengal to provide tourist a feeling of staying above a tree. Under construction at Matha Range shortly to be completed.
Deulghat:-Deulghat, keeping up to its name, is the land of temples. The place is home to about 15 temples near the Kansai River. The awe-striking architecture of the temple, coupled with graceful carvings, is one of the prime reasons why Deulghat is one of the favorite spots to visit in Purulia. The temple reflects the traditional culture of the contemporary people. Though there is nothing but ruins left in the temple, Deulghat still continues to be an important tourist center.
- Amar Kanan
Susunia:-Susunia is 1500 feet high hill of southern West Bengal, India, situated at the north-western part of Bankura District.
It is often believed that Raja Chandra Varma had once built his fort on this hill. With plenty of natural beauty in the form of cascading waterfalls, plenty of greenery
and river Gandheshwari flowing down the hill, Susunia gives out a picture perfect look and the rock faces are for the mountaineer's joy.
It is one of the rich reserves of medicinal plants. Susunia Hill is a known archeological and fossil site. Fossil remains of lion, giraffe, hyena and many other animal species have been discovered from areas around. The so claimed 'oldest' rock inscription of West Bengal is located here. There is an ancient carved monolith (Narasingha stone) standing at the point where the spring water is coming out of another stone gargoyle or curved projected spout.
There is a well maintained guest house of Susunia Gram Panchayat named "Aranyak", which could be booked in advance. It is well situated to offer great views of the adjacent hill and vast tracts of undulated landscape. It has four rooms, one AC, one non AC, one with common bath and a dormitory type with three beds.
Contact No. for bookings : 03242-234201 .
Also in line is the upcoming project of an ecological park situated at the very foothills, which will have two to six independent cottages along with a conference hall and a restaurant & open air theatre. Two cottages are already finished and gates will be opened soon for lodgers. The entire park will be based upon solar electrification. Also it is expected that within the month of January 2013, the guest house of the Local panchayat samiti will be completed and opened for tourists.
Things to do in Susunia: Apart from enjoying the serenity of Susunia, you can indulge in trekking or rock climbing.
How to reach in Shushunia: By train from Howrah to Purulia bound and get down at Chatna. From there, Shushunia is only 9 kilometers. By Bus: Catch many buses from Durgapur, Kharagpur and Bankura Town.
- 108 Shiv Mandir
- Nachan Dam
Randiha:-Randiha is a homely tourist spot in the Durgapur subdivision of Burdwan district, about 10km from Panagarh on NH2 and about 19km
downstream the Durgapur barrage. A quaint town on the banks of the Damodar, Randiha offers a beautiful mix of greenery and water. You can spend the mornings with
endless cups of tea, listening to the chirping of birds. The quiet of the place makes one aware of the sounds of nature. One can find trees laden with fruits taken
over by flocks of woodpeckers, parrots, bulbuls and kingfishers. The expansive Randiha dam is spectacular. The vigorous waves of the waters of the dam bore on the
fishermen who braved the churning waters for an occasional catch in their homemade nets. It was amazing to see them feel their way around in the treacherous waters
with their nets and bundle them up their thrashing catch, an assortment of silver carp, rohu and tilapia fishes. In 1932, the Anderson weir was constructed at Randiha.
With this, irrigation facilities reached the lower Damodar basin. This was even before the construction of dams by means of the diversion weir on the Damodar and Eden
canal to the extent of 890 sq km in the districts of Burdwan and Hooghly. At night, the sleepy town turns even quieter and one can hear the night birds. The crickets
accentuate the silence.
To Reach Hire any vehicle from Durgapur Station or City Centre bus stand to reach Randiha.
Lodging The bungalow of the West Bengal government's irrigation and waterways department is the only place with proper facilities. Book at the department's regional office in Burdwan town or Durgapur.
Bhalki Machan:-Bhalki Machan is an upcoming off-beat weekend destination near Bardhaman in West Bengal. good picnic and as well as a weekend
gateway option for the people of Durgapur, Asansol, Haldia as well nearness to Kolkata makes it easily accessible and provides an easy option of having a calm weekend
amidst greenery and natural surroundings.
The ruins of a tower or machan overlook a small waterhole where the unsuspecting animals were shot by the royalty. Perhaps in memory of the bears that lost their lives, the panchayat has erected a concrete model of a Indian sloth bear close to the pond. According to a legend, a tunnel beneath the machan leads straight to a secret passage opening at the Rajbari in Burdwan, about 25km away.
Things to do at Bhalki Machan: You can walk around the forest area and spend time near the lake. You can also visit the nearby ruins and laze on the resort's lawns. Boating facility has added further charm to the place. Boating leisurely in the waters with your family and loved ones is bound to be a memorable experience.
To Reach Take a car or bus via the Durgapur Expressway and take a diversion near Galsi. Alternatively, take a train from Howrah, preferably the Black Diamond, and get down at Mankar station. You'll get buses and other transport to Bhalkimachan.
Lodging The Bhalki Machan resort maintained by the Aushgram Panchayat is the first option. Adequate local Bengali cuisine delicacies are all set to mesmerize you. For booking contact at - 03452-212056. The State Fisheries Development Corporation resort at Jamunadighi (03452-45300/9474787643) is the other option. Beside there is decent accommodation facility offered by the well-furnished lodges built on the sides of the water body.
- Lahmeyer Park (Now Nehru Park)
- Tilaiya Dam
- Gagarburi Temple
Nehru Park:- Nehru Park also known as Lahmeyer Park is on the banks of the Damodar River in Burnpur in Bardhaman district. The park was formally
named Riverside Park when laid out by a German general manager of IISCO named F.W.A.Lahmeyer. In the birth centenary year (1989) of Jawaharlal Nehru,
it was renamed Nehru Park.
The park was developed on the banks of the Damodar, retaining the undulating terrain of the area. A small stream flows through the park. The slopes have been utilised to develop gardens and walkways. A musical fountain has been added and is operated on weekends and Thursdays. There is a restaurant in the park and picnic spots are earmarked. There is a nominal entrance fee. One big pond is there inside the park with boating arrangement for the visitors. Big Grass Crap fishes are found inside the pond. To Reach It is about 14 km from Asansol railway station. Taxis and auto-rickshaws can be hired at Asansol/ Burnpur. Minibuses plying from Asansol up to Riverside (via Burnpur) drop/pick up visitors near the park entrance gate.
Bathanbari:- Bathanbari is an ideal picnic spots for weekend picnic destination for the people of Durgapur.
Bathanbari's beauty came to the notice in recent years, it developed as the most preferred picnic destination for Durgapurians.
Bathanbari is located in the Bengal-Jharkhand border and its main attraction is River Damodar. At Bathanbari, stored water of Maithan Dam has created a huge lake with hills of Chotanagpur plateau in the back drop. The beauty of the place is awesome. Greenery of the hills, crystal clear water of the lake, eucalyptus trees providing shadow and facilities for picnicking - all these have transformed this place as an ideal picnic spot.
Things to do at Bathanbari: Do not miss to have a boat ride in Bathanbari. Sailing leisurely on the placid water of the lake with your loved ones will certainly be a memorable experience.
Best time to visit: During winter months of December, January and February.
To Reach It is about 60 Km from City Centre of Durgapur. From Durgapur take NH 2 and proceed towards Asansol. Do not enter Asansol, remain on NH 2 and proceed towards Dhanbad. At Dendua More crossing leave NH 2 and take the road going towards Chittaranjan. Proceed for another 10 -12 Km and reach Ahladi More. Take left turn and ask locals to reach Bathanbari.
Maithon:-Maithon Dam, of the Damodar Valley Corporation is one of the most accomplished and successful river valley projects of India, which was
a part of the First Five Year Plan after India's independence. The unique feature of this Hydel Power Station is that it is located underground in the left bank of the river and is
the first of its kind in India. The name has been derived from Maithan or Mai-Ka-Than(Hindi) or Ma-Er-Than(Bangla), The place of Mai or Ma or mother, refers to Goddes Durga
or Ma Kalyaneswari of the famous Kalyaneswari temple, 500 hundred year old, just 6 km away from the Maithon dam. On the way to Maithon you can also visit the famous
Gagarburi Temple. It is famous for a natural stream crossing near it with a heavy froth layer on the stream.
Things to do at Maithon: Boating on the lake water of Maithan and viewing the scenic beauty of the hills nearby is an wonderful experience. Picnics are also organized by many tourist groups in the small islands. Recently water scooters and speed boats has been introduced which attracts many tourists.
Best time to visit: During winter months of December, January and February. Also can be visited during monsoon
To Reach Distance between Durgapur and Maithon is 68 KM (kilometers). or 42.6 miles. Just straight way drive through Durgapur Express way, NH-2 and reach Asansol. You can also go through the bypass just before entering Asansol.
To Stay Maithan has a tourist lodge on a hilltop overlooking the dam and lake. Dining facilities are excellent here, which mainly comprises ethnic Bengali cuisine. The standard facilities include AC / non AC rooms, Dining Hall, lawn and others.
Majumdar Niwas on a island on a lake is of great experience. for booking: 033-23332115. Other good staying option is Shanti Niwas 033-26530833, Hotel Maithon-0341-2521405, Forest Rest House (Bono Bungalow)- can be booked from Durgapur-0343-2537229.
Tilaiya Dam:- Tilaiya the picturesque Dam is constructed under the first phase of Damodar River Valley Project. It is is constructed on the upper
regions of Barakar River. It covers an area of 984 sq. kms it extends up to 64.4 kms. Tilaiya Dam is surrounded with dense forests and collects the water of river Barakar. It is
one of the most attractive dams. The reservoir of the dam provides one of the most splendid sites for picnic and tourism. It attracts a lot of visitors and is considered
as one of the most prominent sights in Jharkhand which can be easily approached from West Bengal as well.
Things to see at Tilaiya Dam: Hydro-Electric Power House, Terrace Gardens on the hillock Deer Park, Picnic Island with swimming corner approachable by motor boats available on hire.
Best time to visit: During winter months of December, January and February.
To Reach Driving Distance from Durgapur to Tilaiya Dam is 244 kms. From Durgapur first you have to reach Dhanbad, then reach Giridih, then Rajdhanwar near Deori the Jhumri Tilaya. Nearest railway station is Koderma on Grand Chord line of the Eastern Railway. The distance from koderma Railway Station is 19 Kms. All sorts of vehicles ply between Koderma and Hazaribagh through Tilaya Dam.
To Stay D.V.C Rest House, Tourist Bungalow run by D.V.C, Urban Tourist Complex run by Jharkhand State tourism Development.