Thursday, 8 December 2011

Asansol, West Bengal

Asansol is the second largest city of West Bengal, situated in the Bardhaman District. It serves as an important coal mining commercial center in India. In fact, its claim to fame is its base of coal and steel industry. Situated between Durgapur and Chittaranjan, this city, with about 1,000,000 residents, is one of the 100 fastest developing cities in the world. With a rich mineral resource and extensive work force, Asansol has become one of the best options for versatile industrial ventures, institutions, transport and commerce.

Situated about 200 km away from the capital city of Kolkata, Asansol is sited on the exposed Gondwana rocks, unlike the rest of West Bengal. Its topography is composed of undulating laterite soil. Damodar and Ajay, two mighty rivers in West Bengal, flow besides this city. The climate of Asansol can be divided into four seasons, namely summer, monsoon, autumn and winter. The summer of Asansol is like the rest of the West Bengal, extremely hot and humid. The monsoon are pleasant and the winters chilly.

Asansol is also an interesting destination, in terms of tourism. Within a radius of 20 km from the city, there are several beautiful excursions. One of the most popular places near Asansol is the Maithon dam and lake that, apart from being a power production unit, also serves as a popular picnic getaway from the city. Other than this, Nehru Pak, Churulia and Kalyaneshawri temple are popular destinations around the city.

Places to See:

Kalyaneswari Temple

The famous Kalyaneshwari Temple is situated about 20 km from the city of Asansol. It is considered to be an ancient temple, which is as much as 500 years old. The presiding deity of this temple is Maa Kalyaneshwari, a form of Goddess Shakti or Kali. The temple is situated very close to the famous tourist spot Maithan. More

Maithan is one of the most popular excursions from Asansol. It is not only visited by tourists, but is also a favorite getaway of the locals, especially on weekends. Situated about 22 km from Asansol, on the border of West Bengal and Bihar, Maithan also houses the largest reservoir of the Damodar Valley Corporation. The reservoir is about 15,712 ft long and 165 ft high. More

Nehru Park

Nehru Park is located in Burnpur, very near to Asansol. This beautiful park is sited on the bank of Damodar River and has several amenities, like boating, restaurant and musical fountain. The park was earlier known as Riverside Park. There is a very nominal entry fee for the park and a direct bus service takes you to the place, from Asansol. A huge cast iron statue of Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, welcomes you to the park. 


Churulia is a small village, which is about 17 km from Asansol. This place is basically known as the birth place of Bengali poet Kazi Nazrul Islam. The village currently houses the Nazrul Academy, where several manuscripts, medallions and other belongings of the poet have been preserved. A weeklong festival is held here annually, to celebrate the birthday of this legendary national poet of Bangladesh.

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