Asansol Tourism
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Asansol Tourism

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Asansol Info

  • State: West Bengal
  • Famous for/as: Heritage
Located in the Bardhaman district of West Bengal, Asansol is the industrial and coal mining city and also the second largest city after Kolkata in the state. Asansol has Purulia and Bankura districts of West Bengal and parts of Jharkhand and Orissa as its adjoining areas.

A recent report by a non-governmental policy research body of UK, International Institute for Environment and Development has placed Asansol in the list of hundred fastest growing cities of India. The place has derived its name from the Asan tree which is a different species of tree found on the embankment of river Damodar and Sol-Bhumi or Sol-land which means a land that is loaded with minerals.

This heavily industrialised city is well developed with educational institutions, reasonably high per capita income, housing complexes, proper transport connections, trade and commerce, huge work force as well as industries. Although, in recent times, many of the industries are facing extreme hardships, this place has evolved as an important centre for trading. IISCO Steel Plant of Steel Authority of India Limited and Eastern Coalfields form the most important part of industrialisation and are the biggest employers in Asansol. Besides, Hindustan Cables Ltd., Chittaranjan Locomotive Works, Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC), Asansol Cement, Lafarge Cement India Pvt. Ltd.,. Disergarh Power Supply, Reckitt and Coleman and other industrial settlement that are also found in Asansol.

History of this place proves that, Australoid and Dravidian were the original inhabitants of this place. But, it became an important place for Jain conglomeration before 2500 years.  Some of the biggest examples of Jain activities in Asansol include the Jain temples at Begunia, on Pareshnath Hill in adjoining Jharkhand as well as the Jain Bhawan and the temple dedicated to Vasupujya in Durga Mandir. It is also believed that the city was a part of the Malla dynasty of Vishnupur and is evident in the temple of Chhotodighari village that speaks of the Vishnupur style of architecture.

Asansol offers many places of attraction like the Satabdi Park and Nehru Park which are very popular spots. There is also the Joychandi Pahar which is a famous picnic and a day trip spot among the locals. The nearby dams of Maithon and Panchet are places for sightseeing as well as day trips. The Kalyaneshwari Temple located near the Maithon Dam and Churulia are the other places of attractions.

Accommodation is in plenty and ranges from deluxe to comfort hotels. Tourists can avail city buses and transport system link train to move in the city. Although, there is no night life as such, the city has many things to offer to its tourists.

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Ritu Kapoor

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  • Ritu Kapoor
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 1 Review
  •  25 readers

"Religious visit having excellent food"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
I and mother visited Asansol in Durga Puja. I heard about the famous Durga Puja festival from my cousion sister. So, I and my mother decided to take a visit to Asansol in Durga Puja vacation. We saw many Durga Puja pandals in Asansol. The Gopalpur pandal and Kalyanpur housing pandals were very beautifully built and looked stunning. There was many food stalls and shops. Singing event was also going on. We ate Bhel Puri, Puchka, Cornetto Ice cream, Mughlai, Chicken chilli. This was a very pleasant visit to Asansol. So, I recommend other to visit Asansol in Durga puja festival.
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Ramasis Kohli

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  • Ramasis Kohli
  • Lives in Darjeeling
  • 1 Review
  •  27 readers

"Excellent place"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
I and my family came to Asansol when my father job is transferred to St. Joseph high school as a teacher. Previously, we lived in Darjeeling. We visited many places like Kalyanpur housing, Goplapur, Govindpur, Chelidanga, Budha, Ushagram. Currently we are in a flat located at kalyanpur housing. I ate some delicious food like Momo, Chicken paratha, Phucka, Aloo chat, Dahi bada. Momo and dahi bada were very tasty. I also visited Galaxy mall, Centrum mall and Reliance market. So, I recommend other to visit Asansol once in the lifetime.
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Shekhar Sharma

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  • Shekhar Sharma
  • Lives in Buxar
  • 1 Review
  •  38 readers

"Average place"

  • 2.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
I came to Asansol with my family. But my phone Google Nexus 6p was stolen in bus journey from Hutton road market to Burnpur. Auto driver took very high fare for going to kalyanpur housing to Dhadka. City was also very dirty. Only thing good about the city was that food was very tasty. Chicken paratha, Chola batora and Momo were very good in taste. So, I recommend other to visit Asansol but take care of there smartphone in the bus journey.
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Prem Raj

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  • Prem Raj
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 1 Review
  •  77 readers

"A wonderful visit to Asansol"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
I came to Asansol with my wife for the cousin sister's wedding. Marriage was done at Shubham community Hall which is located at Kalyanpur Housing market. We came to Asansol by Rajdhani express from New Delhi. The Shubham community was very beautifully designed and decorated. We ate Phuchka, Pakodi, Dahi bada, Rice, Paneer butter masala, masoom chilli, Ice cream, Gluab jamun, chatni, Papad. After the marriage, We also went to Nehru Park, Gallxy mall, Centrum, Reliance mart. We also seen a movie in Carnival cinema Hall which is in Centrum mall. So, Asansol is the must place to stay in Holiday vacation.
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Lalan Ram

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  • Lalan Ram
  • Lives in Dhanbad
  • 1 Review
  •  76 readers

"A wonderful visit to Asansol with amazing Hospitality"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
I came to Asansol when my cousin sister was admitted to HLG Hospital and was going to born a new baby. I visited many places like Shatabdi park, Nehru park, Chelidanga, Dhadka, Burnpur, Ramkrishna Dangal, Kalyanpur Housing, Chandmari, Gopalpur, Centrum mall, Galaxy mall, Reliance market. I ate Chicken chop, Egg Chop, Chicken soup, Chola batora, Chat, Puchka, Chicken Momo, Sandes, Gulab jamun. Chicken momo and chat from the Kalyanpur housing market were finger licking good. So, Asansol is the best place to visit in West Bengal.
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Shubham Sankar

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  • Shubham Sankar
  • Lives in New Jalpaiguri
  • 1 Review
  •  74 readers

"Simply mind blowing place having low price product"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jan 9, 2016
I visited Asansol for my cousin brother marriage. Marriage was done at Hindustan Residency Hotel. After the marriage, I visited many places in Asansol like Big Bazar, Dhruba Dangal, Burnpur, Apcar Garden, Chelidanga, Centrum, Hutton road market, Chandmari, Kalyanpur housing etc. All the places were clean. I also went to Nehru park. I bought jeans and t-shirt from Mohan cloth store. I ate Papdi Chat, Mashroom Chilli, Dahi bada, Hot Gulab Jamun, Sandesh, Pasta, Jalibi, Chicken soup, Bhel puri, Samosa and many more things. So, I recommend my friends to must visit Girja more and Chandmari for pasta and Bhel Puri.
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Arnab Sarkar

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  • Arnab Sarkar
  • Lives in Dhanbad
  • 1 Review
  •  119 readers

"Superb place with great food & helpful people"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Jan 5, 2016
I heard about the delicious food of Asansol from my brother who is studying in Asansol Engineering College. I came to Asansol with my mother in semester break of my brother's college. We visited many places like Centrum which near the HLG hospital, Kalyanpur hosing, Apcar Garden, Chelidnga, Hutton road market, Galaxy mall, Reliance Market, SB gorai road. We ate lassi from court more market. We also ate Phuchka, Chowmin, Chicken Paratha from the stalls in hutton road market. But the Chola Batora from Madhuri Hotel located near the hutton road market was finger licking good. So, friends must visit Asansol and taste the food also.
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Puskar Sarkar

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  • Puskar Sarkar
  • Lives in Howrah
  • 1 Review
  •  141 readers

"Had a great visit"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 27, 2015
I came to Asansol when My WBJEE exam centre was in Kanyapur Polytechnic College. I came from Howrah by train with my father. When train reached at Asansol, We taken auto rickshaw from the Seven No platfrom and went to Kanpur Polytechnic College. The driver did not taken fare very much. He also given his number to pickup us when exam will over. When exam was over, We visited Centrum which is near the Polytechnic College. We also visited Shiv Mandir in Chandmari, Gallaxy Mall, Hutton Road Market, Hawker market in Girja More. We ate Samosa, Dhokla, Sweets from Hazara Sweets. We also ate Malai Chamcham, Rosgula from Calcutta Sweets near Apcar Garden. We also ate Pasta from Girja More market. So, This visit I will never forget in my life and recommend other to must visit.
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Shristi Yadav

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  • Shristi Yadav
  • Lives in Durgapur
  • 1 Review
  •  157 readers

"Visited for its dood and shopping malls-Asansol"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Dec 24, 2015
I study in Asansol Engineering college. I do up-down from Durgapur to attend college. I heard about the tastey food and shopping mall from the friends who lives in Asansol. So, ln my semster break I and my friends decided to visit all the famous places in Asansol and taste different food. We visited Hutton road market, Bazar Kolkata, Mohan Cloth Store, Centrum, Galaxy Mall, Reliance Market, Shatabdi Park and many more places. We ate Hot gulab jamun, Malai chamcham(a sweet), Dhokla from the Hazara sweets in Chelidanga. We also ate Chicken paratha, Phuchka, Jalbi from Girja more market. So, The visit was fantastic and fabulous. So, friends must visit Asansol.
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Hamid Ansari

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  • Hamid Ansari
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 1 Review
  •  162 readers

"Overall nice visit and beautiful city having all the facilities"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Dec 23, 2015
I am a travel addict. I generally wonder all over the India in the vacation of my office. I visited many places in Asansol like Burnpur, Kalyanpur Housing, Chandmari A. D. D. A, Dhadka, Ramkrishan Dangal. I went to a Majisd near the N. S Road in chandmari. The feeling was amazing. I also went to Hutton road market, Galaxy Mall, Burnpur Market, Centrum and Shatabdi park. I ate jeera rice, paneer butter masala, Baby nun and chana masala from the Bombay Garam Masala restaurant located in Hutton road market. I also ate Chola Batora from the Madhuri Hotel. It was very delicious. So, The visit was amazing and I recommend other to must visit.
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