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Galaxy Mall

Riya Saini
9th Jan 18

Best place to have fun with family and friends

Best place to have fun with family and friends  Video Review

Gunjan Ecological Park

Riya Saini
30th Dec 17

Nice mall in this location

Nice mall in this location  Video Review

Galaxy Mall

2nd Nov 17

I really liked it, its a mall with big all facility

I really liked it, its a mall with big all facility  Video Review

Galaxy Mall

30th Sep 17

Very nice mall with all brands

Very nice mall with all brands  Video Review

Galaxy Mall

Suraj Kumar
30th Sep 17

Must visit with friends for shopping and Hangout

Must visit with friends for shopping and Hangout  Video Review

Sentrum Mall

15th Oct 17

Fun at Sentrum Mall

Fun at Sentrum Mall  Video Review

Sentrum Mall

19th Dec 16

Must Visit Place with Friends

Must Visit Place with Friends  Video Review

Sentrum Mall

Ajay singh future
19th Dec 16

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1Head to Royal, The flag bearer of Bengal biryani for decades
Head to Royal, The flag bearer of Bengal biryani for decades

Shopping | Temple | Picnic | Dam

HolidayIQ Reviewer Suhel Banerjee says, “Royal - The flagbearer of biriyani in Asansol for decades now. The Bengal style of biriyani with whole boiled eggs and potatoes. The aroma is unmistakable from a distance. Goes very well with their chicken 'Chaap' or Mutton 'Rezala'. A meal for two should be within Rs. 500.”


Read more at 11 Places You Can Enjoy the Best Biriyanis in the Country

Reviews (26)

Pritvi Kanchi

Pritvi Kanchi3.6/5

266 reviews

A Trip to Asansol

I had been to Asansol by road in the month of May 2016. Asansol is a must-visit in the tourism circuit of West Bengal. The must-visit attractions around Asansol include Churulia, Kalyaneshwari Temple and the Nehru Park. Churulia is located 17 kilometers from Asansol. This is the birth-place of renowned poet of Bengal Kazi Nazrul Islam. The Nazrul Acdemy in turn preserves the calligraphy, and other possessions of this great Bengali poet. The Kalyaneshwari Temple is dedicated to Goddess Kali and is 500 years old. This is located at a distance of 20 kilometers from Asansol. This temple is known popularly as the abode of wishes of the " Lady of fulfillment". The Nehru Park has a nominal entry fee and has a straight bus service till the entry of this majestic natural wonder. In its early days, it was known as the riverside park and it also has the iron idol of India's first Prime Minister, Pandit Kahaleel Nehru.

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Ritu Kapoor

Ritu Kapoor5.0/5

1 review

Religious visit having excellent food

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 vaccation. We saw many durga puja pandals in Asansol. The Gopalpur pandal and kalyanpur housing pandals were very beautifully build and looked stunning. There was many food stalls and shops. Singing event was also going on. We ate Bhelpuri, Phucka, Cornetto Ice cream, Muglai, Chicken chilli. This was a very pleasant visit to Asansol. I recommend other to visit Asansol in Durga puja festival.

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Asansol Overview

History of Asansol

Located in the Barddhaman 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. Dishergarh Power Supply, Reckitt and Coleman and other industrial settlement that are also found in Asansol.

People and Culture of Asansol

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.

Things To Do in Asansol

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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Ghagar Buri Chandi Temple, Asansol

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Shasi kant Ram

Ghagar Buri Chandi Temple
Asansol, West Bengal

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Suhel Banerjee

Asansol, West Bengal
Asansol, West Bengal

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Suhel Banerjee

Asansol, West Bengal

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