Durgapur, located in the Indian state of West Bengal, is basically an industrial township where Durgapur Steel Plant, one of the largest steel manufacturing facilities of India, is located. Still the township has its own charm, compared to the nearest metropolis, Kolkata, Durgapur looks serene and spacious. It is one of the planned cities of India, and has all the civic and social amenities. The population consists of people from all over India, and they are cultured, well educated and friendly.
Hotels and lodgingEdit
|Name||Address||Telephone||Fax||Tariffs (INR)||Tariffs (USD)|
|The Peerless Inn||Durgapur City Centre, Durgapur, India||91 - 0343-2546601-04||91 - 0343-2546606||900 to 2000||20.00 to 45.00|
Although the place is essentially an industrial one, yet there are some spots worth visiting around the city. There is Durgapur Barrage on the Damaodar river, and some nice retreats by the side of the river. A few hours journey would take you to Shantiniketan (that is, the abode of peace), a university founded by Rabindranath Tagore, a renowned writer, philosopher and painter and the first Noble Laureate of Asia. The Vishwabharati University complex in the serene environs of Shantiniketan is an experience of lifetime to savior where the time stands still and reminds you of the cultural heritage of India. From Durgapur, you may also plan an excursion to Bakreshwar where you may enjoy the hot water springs.
In case, you are interested in watching an integrated steel plant and steel manufacturing process, you may try to get an invitation to see the facilities at Durgapur Steel Plant. However, it is advisable to contact the plant authorities in advance.
Maps and transportationEdit
Getting to DurgapurEdit
Practical information and resourcesEdit
- Currency: Indian Rupee
- Electric supply: 220 Volts
- Time zone: Indian Standard Time (IST), which is UTC +5:30
- Language: Bengali and Hindi. One can also manage with Simple English.
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