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Durgapur, West Bengal Travel Guide

The city of Durgapur was founded by Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy of West Bengal. The city is located in the Bardhaman district of West Bengal. It is best known as the ‘Steel City’ of West Bengal. Durgapur is an industrial town housing the steel plants mostly. The national Institute of Technology is located in this city. It is a Central Government organization.


The city lies in a well irrigated area. It is on the banks of the Damodar River. Another special feature of the city is that the historical Grand Trunk road passes through the city. That is why the city is well connected to Darjeeling, Panagarh, Santiniketan, and Kolkata. The city experiences hot summers.

The city is well connected to Delhi and Kolkata by high speed trains. Other cities which are well connected to Durgapur: Mumbai, Chennai, Gorakhpur, Indore, Bhopal, Jabalpur, Nagpur, Guwahati, Amritsar, Jaipur, Lucknow, and Kanpur. The railway Junction of the city is situated at Andal, about 15 km away from the city.

The Asian Highway, linking Durgapur with Myanmar, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Afghanistan with Japan and Turkey, passes through the city. However, an airport is yet to happen. Visitors traveling by air can reach up to Kolkata and from Kolkata they can take buses, trains or taxis to reach Durgapur. The airport at Kolkata is the nearest point.

Kolkata-168km, Bokaro-174km, Chittaranjan- 70km, Bardhaman-70km, Purulia-128km

Rranchi-240km, Shantiniketan -65km

Durgapur was a part of Bardhaman Raj ruled by Mir Kasim who was a subedar in the Mughal Empire. After the battle of Plassey, the city was annexed by the east India Company along with Medinipur and Chittagong.

Durgapur Steel Plants were the sign of India’s pride after Independence. National leader like Nehru was a frequent visitor to the city. The city was even visited by the Queen of England. The industries of the city had witnessed labor unrest from 1960 to 1980. Now, they are operating well. The city is one of the fastest growing cites in West Bengal. It is an education hub.

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You may get mini buses to travel in and around the city. But, it is better to book a taxi. Clear Car Rental Online Cab Booking service provider offers cheap rental car deals. You can contact us online or over a telephone call. We are available on your android phones also. Download android application for your cell phones.

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Places of Interest: A visit to Santiniketan would be fulfilling for your mind. It is the dream child of Ravindranath Tagore. It is just about 65 km away. Make a trip to Bishnupur, about 70 km away from Durgapur. It is famous for terracotta crafts and Baluchari sari. Travel with Clear Car Rentals.

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