City of temples known as Asansol is our target of the day. This second largest urban city of West Bengal is also listed on 39th place of largest urban accumulation in India. To reach the city you have to attain to Burdwan region of state. Asansol is fastest growing city of the nation developing in International Institutes for Development. The visit of our team member to city was excellent. However, there are limited places to visit but each location is special and having unique features. City is also famous for temples, hospitality and best restaurants, though we all know West Bengal is popular for amazing food, traditional dresses and cultural activities.
Some of the key locations of Asansol are mentioned in this short note:
The first places that comes in the list is very famous temple of Kalyaneshwari at 20 km distance from the central city. This is the ancient shrine nearly 500 years old. The wonder idol of goddess Maa Kalyaneshwari gives different feeling to the devotees. Mata Kalyaneshwari is another form of Goddess Kali. Another big tourism attraction of city known as Maithan is closer to this temple.
Listed in best Indian tourist places, Maithon is located in Asansol city. Maithon is favorite destination for outer tourists as well as local residents of the city. Avoid reaching the spot on weekends because local people come in huge capacity on their weekends to enjoy at this place. Talking about the distance you have to cover the gap of 22 km from the city Asansol to reach here. Damodar Valley is the largest reservoir of the state spread in 15,712 feet long and 165 feet height.
Our next target is a park known as Nehru Garden located at Burnpur (a closer city). Park is beautifully designed and you can enjoy the Damodar River at this place as well. There are some amenities such as boating, musical fountain and restaurant that you can enjoy. Previously the park was recognized as Riverside Park. However, you have to pay nominal fee to enter the park, this is because of maintenance of the park. Here you will also find the big iron statue of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru at the entry point of the gate.
Next important tourism spot of Asansol is Churulia that is a small town at 17 km distance. If you are aware of famous poet Kazi Nazrul Islam, then this is the birth place of him. Key attraction of Churulia is Nazrul Academy housing his manuscripts, belongings and medallions of the poet.
Ghagar Buri Chandi Shrine:
A wonderful temple at few km distance of Asansol city. This shrine is famous for mental peace so if you are not happy or in need have calm environment then reach Ghagar Buri temple.
Some other valuable locations of the city are Sacred Heart Church, Satabdi Park, Joychandi Pahar, Gunjan Echological Park, Chandrachur Mandir, Kali Bari Mandir, Burnpur Town Temple, Shiv Mandir, Sri Sitaramji Mandir, Babu Pará Shiv Kali Mandir, Kali Mata Temple, Maa Ghagharburir Mandir, Gopalnagar Durga Mandir, Laxmi Siva Temple, Hanuman Mandir, Biharinath Hill, Panchet Dam, Maithon Dam, Samadhi Of Kalikananda Maharaj, and some more spots.
How to reach Asansol?
By Road: BNR Bus stand is available for travellers that helps the people to reach here from different cities of India. National Highway 2 touches the city at Grand Trunk Road connects the city to Neamatpur, Barakar and Kulti cities. Buses for Asansol are available from Berhampore, Malda, Midnapur, Siliguri, Bankura, Burdwan, Purulia, Kalna, Barackpore, Habra, Digha, Dhanbad, Jamshedpur, Bokaro Steel City, and Ranchi, Hazaribag, Giridih and many other cities.
By Railway: Asansol railway station is connected to almost big cities of India. Trains from Kolkata, Delhi, Sitarampur, Jamshedpur, Purulia, Kharagpur, Bankura, Andal, Jammu, Ludhiana, Amritsar, Allahabad, Lucknow, Kanpur, Dehradun, Jodhpur, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Bhopal, Gwalior and Indore are available for this Indian tourist place.
By Air: Burnpur is having domestic airport with limited services, though Andal is available too at 25 km distance. KNI (Kazi Nazrul Islam) Airport is closer air hub to reach Asansol. Flights for KNI are available from Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore and Chennai.