Bardhaman Tourism

Bardhaman Tourism

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Bardhaman Info

  • State: West Bengal
  • Famous for/as: Heritage
  • District: Bardhaman
  • Language: Bengali,English
  • Weather: Summer 27 to 37°C, Winter 17 to 30°C

History of Bardhaman

A town in the state of West Bengal in the country’s eastern region, Bardhaman also known as Burdwan is the administrative headquarters of the districts of Birbhum, Bankura, Purulia, Hooghly and Bardhaman. It is situated at a distance of about 100 km from the state capital Kolkata and is connected by the National highway NH2 also called the Grand Trunk Road. The town of Bardhaman was a district capital during the reign of the Mughals and continued to remain as the district headquarters even during the British rule. Bardhaman is known as the "rice plate" of Bengal due to its plentiful rice production. The eastern part of Bardhaman is essentially agrarian while the western part is mainly industrialised. Damodar and the Banka are the main rivers flowing through Bardhaman making the land fertile and ideal for cultivation.

Things To Do in Bardhaman

Bardhaman has a few tourist places in and around. The temples here which are known as 'deuls' are fine examples of Bengali Hindu architecture and most of them are temples belonging to the Sakta and Vaishnava communities. There are also many Shiva temples here. The renowned Shrine of Sarvamangala, which is believed to house the remains of Sati's body, is situated in Bardhaman. The Meghnad Saha Planetarium named after the famous scientist, the Burdwan Science Centre and the Krishna Sayer Ecological Park are places which are popular and frequently visited. The Maithon dam and the Kon Kaleswari Kali Mandir are also well known landmarks in Bardhaman. The Botanical and Zoological garden called the Golap Bag, or the Garden of Rose was set up by King Bijoy Chand Mahatab and is a site which is popular as a place to spend a day out. The Curzon Gate also known as Vijay Toran, the beautiful Hawa Mahal in Golapbag, and the Tomb of Sher Afgan are popular sites which attract tourists with their history.

People and Culture of Bardhaman

The culture in Bardhaman is a mix of a different customs and traditions. The Bardhaman Utsav is an annual festival, which is held in the month of January. Organised by the Bardhaman Municipal Corporation, the 13th edition of the festival will be held from 21st – 29th January, 2012. Cultural programmes including, dance, recitals and music will be performed everyday by local artists as well as others from different regions of the state from 5:00 pm at the Utsav Maidan in Shankhari Pukur. Dance and drawing competitions are also organised on 22nd January for children and school students.

The place is known for its festivities and fairs and the Durga Puja is celebrated with much enthusiasm and furore. Being a rice producing part of the country, the staple food here is rice and a variety of sweets, like sitabhog and mihidana, which the state of West Bengal is famous for.

Bardhaman is one of the weekend getaway options for travelers living in Durgapur and Howrah.

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Bardhaman Traveller Reviews

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Pritvi Kanchi

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  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 232 Reviews
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"A Trip to Bardhaman"

  • 3.5/7
  • Posted Sep 22, 2016
I had been to Bardhaman by road in the month of May 2016. Bardhaman is a must-visit in the tourism circuit of West Bengal. The must-visit attractions around Bardhaman include 108 Shiv Mandir, Meghna Saha Planetarium and the Science Centre. The 108 Shiv Mandir consists of 108 small temples which are illuminated during the time of Shivaratri. The Meghana Saha planetarium was inaugurated in 1994 with the help of the Japanese and indian governments by a Japanese optical company. It is located on got Road. The Science centre is a joint venture of the Burdwan University, the central government and the West Bengal Government.
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Sujoy Mandal

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  • Sujoy Mandal
  • Lives in Kolkata
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"Historical place, a must visit"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 10, 2015
Hazar duyari is one of the most historical place at West Bengal in India which is look like imagination. The beauty of the hazar duyari is so sweet that can not forget after seeing. Need some money for see it. People's behaviour of that place is nice. One time if you see you can not forget it. Some hotel are here for stay at night with your family. Overall it is nice for enjoyment.
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Surojit Koner

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  • Surojit Koner
  • 42 Reviews
  •  15 helpful votes
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"Great place, nice destination to go"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Sep 3, 2015
The Burdwan is a great district. Burdwan have many many shopping malls and store. Burdwan have inox cinema hall we love. Burdwan is the great place there are big bazaar and reliance and shoes store and service centres etc. All people they going to Burdwan will love Burdwan.
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Anurima Mistry

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  • Anurima Mistry
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"A nice place to visit"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Aug 15, 2015
Burdwan is the city of love. This is my city and I am proud of that. Here the king of burdwan established the burdwan university which is the key of knowledge and skills. The Curzon Gate is the proud and the temple of boroma is the most the devotional place.
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