Places of Interest in Durgapur
- Childrens Academy
- City Centre
- Durgapur Barrage
- Durgapur Steel Plant
- Science and Energy Park
- Kumar Mangalam Park
It is the oldest business Area in Durgapur. It is about 3 Km in length with shops in both sides. It is basically small merchandise and
whole sell setup business, not the mall type setup. But it is a huge commercial area of Durgapur, all banks in Durgapur have its branches in Benachity. Recently
Benachity is also changing its image and now the old shops are getting changed to new multi storey building. Now large show-rooms of every multinational branded
company are coming up.
Benachity is well connected with each and every buses that ply on Durgapur. The only problem that Benachity has is its parking problem. The streets are very congested and shoppers have often problem in parking their vehicles. The administration is looking after the matter and soon a solution will emerge for the betterment of Durgapur's oldest business establishment- BENACHITY
City-Centre as the name suggest is grooming to become the heart of the city. It is well connected with each and every buses in Durgapur. Now a no of shopping
malls arcades and a Cineplex, restaurants has grown in the area making it one of the most popular hangout for the youngsters. Various business establishment has opened their
offices in City-Centre. All banks have opened the offices and many new are opening there branches in City-centre. Besides City-Centre also boasts of well planned housing
complex. From Bengal-Ambuja to various other players have build housing complex in City-Centre. Hotel like Peerless Inn, Pathik, Luxor are available in there.
The Troika Park, Deer Park, Srijony-Art Gallery, Science & Energy Park add to the list of visiting spots in CITY-CENTRE.
Bidhan Nagar is one of the posh area in Durgapur.It has well planned and modern Housing Complexes. The greenery look and the quiet ambience of the area has its attraction to housing Complex. Many management Institutes has its branches here. The new engineering College, Schools are coming up in the area. The state govt. hospital-Bidhannagar( S.D.), E.S.I. Hospital, Dental research and now The Mission Hospital with most modern technology and equipment has grown the area into a medical hub.
Durgapur barrage built to control the wild Damodar river from flooding the whole Damodar valley area-covering the states of Jharkhand and Bengal is one of the places to visit in Durgapur. The barrage which connects Durgapur with Bankura is a sheer beauty to watch. The best time to visit Durgapur Barrage is during the time of monsoons. A ride in the country boat with the local fishermen is a great experience.
Randiha is a homely tourist spots in the Durgapur subdivision of Burdwan district, about 10km from Panagarh on NH2 and about 19km downstream the Durgapur
barrage. A quaint town on the banks of the Damodar, Randiha offers a beautiful mix of greenery and water. You can spend the mornings with endless cups of tea, listening to the
chirping of birds. The quiet of the place makes one aware of the sounds of nature. One can find trees laden with fruits taken over by flocks of woodpeckers, parrots, bulbuls
and kingfishers. The expansive Randiha dam is spectacular. The vigorous waves of the waters of the dam bore on the fishermen who braved the churning waters for an occasional
catch in their homemade nets. It was amazing to see them feel their way around in the treacherous waters with their nets and bundle them up their thrashing catch, an assortment
of silver carp, rohu and tilapia fishes. In 1932, the Anderson weir was constructed at Randiha. With this, irrigation facilities reached the lower Damodar basin. This was even
before the construction of dams by means of the diversion weir on the Damodar and Eden canal to the extent of 890 sq km in the districts of Burdwan and Hooghly. At night, the
sleepy town turns even quieter and one can hear the nightbirds. The crickets accentuate the silence.
To Reach Hire any vehicle from Durgapur Station or City Centre bus stand to reach Randiha.
Lodging The bungalow of the West Bengal government's irrigation and waterways department is the only place with proper facilities. Book at the department's regional office in Burdwan town or Durgapur.