Bardhaman"Take A Trip to The Tribal Beauty"

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    Town Hall - The Town Hall was built sometime between 1890 and 1894 and was handed to the Municipality of Bardhaman to help them preserve the remnants of Lala Bansogopal Nandey. The municipality board restored the hall in 1990 to its present form of 2400 square feet from its earlier form of 704 square feet with a seating capacity of 485 seats.

     

    108 Shiva Mandir - The widow of Maharaj Tilakchand, Bishnu Kumari, ordered the building of the 108 Shiva temples after receiving heavenly instructions in her dream in 1789. The temples are located in Nawabhat which was once famous for the battles of the Pathans and Mughals. A weeklong celebration takes place in the temple premises during the occasion of Shivaratri.

     

    Deer Park - Deer Park is another important piece of attraction of the city and it houses birds, quite a number of deer and two tigers in the sanctuary. The grave of Bijoy Chand Mahatab, ‘Bijoybahar’ is situated at the end of the reserve forest.

     

    Christ Church - Christ Church is a brick structure and is a very good example of European architecture. It was built by the Church Missionary Society. An East India Company officer, Captain Charles Stuart obtained a grant of Rs.12.50 per annum from the King for the maintenance of the church.

     

    Rajbati - Rajbati or Mahatabmanjil was built by Mahatab Chand Bahadur in 1851. The entire architectural outlook is extraordinary to look at. Presently, it houses the administrative office of Burdwan University. Maharajdhiraj Uday Chand Women’s College and the settlement office are also adjacent to this building.

     

    Damodar River - The city of Bardhaman is located on the banks of River Damodar. This river originates from Sonajuria Falls of Bijonsa Hill located in the Palampur District of Bihar. The river joins Barakar at Disergarh and then flows through the Bardhaman District. It continues to flow through Hooghly District and Howrah District before joining Bhagirathi (Ganges in Murshidabad). There is a bridge over Damodar at Sadarghat which is known as Krishok Setu. The sandbanks by the river are ideal for picnics, whereas, boat rowing can be enjoyed on the waters of the river. A kite flying fair takes place on the banks during Poila Magh or the first day of the Bengali month of Magh.

     

    Meghnad Saha Planetarium - The Meghnad Saha Planetarium was constructed by the famous Japanese Goto, an optical manufacturing company. It was built on 5.1 acres of land offered by Burdwan University and with the help of the Government of India and Japan as well as common people. The planetarium displays shows on the revolution of earth, the solar system and others in automatic exhibition.

     

    Science Centre - The Science Centre of Burdwan provides a lot of information on science. The game of moving balloons, balls, the magic of chemistry, the secret behind flying objects and others are displayed here. In addition, discussion sessions and computer trainings are also organised. The Science Centre is a product of the joint effort by the Central Government, Government of West Bengal and the University of Burdwan.

     

    Tomb of Sher Afgan - The tombs of the then ‘Durgadhipati’ of Bardhaman, Sher Afghan and Kutubuddin, milk-brother of Jahangeer is located beside the Pir-Baharam. Kutubuddin was sent to fight Sher Afghan by Jahangeer after he became the ruler of Delhi. Both of them died in a fight and their bodies were laid to rest at Pir-Baharam. Later, the widow of Sher Afghan, Mehrunissa, was sent to Delhi who was afterwards married to Jehangir and became the empress of India Noor Jahan.

     

    Pir-Baharam - Baharam, the Parsi sultan carried on his duty of water giving by the side of the road to fulfil the instructions of his ‘guru’ for twelve years after which, he came to be regarded as a ‘Sufi Pir’ and called by the name of Sakka at Pir Baharam. The emperor of Delhi, Akbar, was inspired by him and established him at ‘Puratan Chawk’ of Bardhaman. This holy ‘majar’ is covered with a sheet made of gold.

     

    Kankaleswari Kali - The statue of Goddess Kali in the temple is engraved in stone and every bone of the body is quite visible, hence the name Kankaleswari. The statue has eight hands and is garlanded with statues of human heads. Goddess Kali has a trident in her hand and the whole statue is uneven in shape. The construction of this temple is influenced by ‘tantra’ and the history of this statue is still unknown. The temple is decorated with terracotta panels.

     

    Bijoy Toron - The Bijoy Toron gate is located at the junction of B.C. Road and G.T. Road and it was constructed by an Italian sculptor. Earlier, this gate was known as ‘Star of India’ and a drawing of this tower was done by A.F. Hugh and was gifted to the people of the city. The pillars of the gate have lions on sides as well as fretted decorations, cornice, sides and three fairies on top of the gate.

     

    Krishnasayar - Krishnasayar was built as a big lake in 1691 by the then king of Bardhaman, covering a total area of 33 acres. Earlier, there was a big bank surrounding the lake which is now present in bits and pieces. Krishnasayar has now been developed into a park and is very popular for boating and sightseeing. The park also hosts a state level dance festival during the time of Holi and a fair that displays local handicrafts, that takes place from 1st January and continues for ten days. During this time only, an art exhibition, flower exhibition, poetry and story reading competition and folk song competition take place. The park also has an aquarium.

     

    Sikh Gurudwara - It is believed that Guru Nanak, the founder of the Sikh religion stayed for some time in the 16th century, near Gargara Ghat at Shyambazar. It was in this place that a gurudwara was built in the name of Guru Nanak Charankamal. Presently, the gurudwara near the municipality on the G.T. Road was built by Lieutenant Colonel Baba Harikishan Singh, a civil surgeon, in memory of his parents.

     

    Baroduari - Baroduari refers to the twelve gates built by Maharaj Kirtichand. The palace of the king was originally in Kanchananagar till the Mahatabmanjil was built. The Zamindars of Baroda and Chitua captured the palace of the king of Bardhaman and tortured the princess who in turn committed suicide before murdering one of the zamindars. It was then that Maharaj Kirtichand took his revenge and captured Baroda and Chitua and built twelve gateways to celebrate the victory. However, only one has survived.

     

    Bardhamaneswar - Bardhamaneswar is a big statue of Lord Shiva which was most probably built during the 12th century. It is said that this statue has a height which is unrivalled in the entire state. The perimeter of the ‘Gouripatta’ is some 18 feet and the statue was first discovered in Bikharibagan in Alamganj while digging in 1973. A large number of devotees visit the site not only during the occasion of Shivaratri but also throughout the year to worship Lord Shiva.

     

    Sanskriti Lokomancha - The Sanskriti Lokomancha stands on an area of over 1 acre of land and the auditorium consists of 1400 seats. It was inaugurated in 1993 and showcases films of Bardhaman Chalachitra Charcha Kendra. In the earlier days of the East India Company, this place was used for stocking gun powder. The auditorium also hosts various discussion sessions and cultural programs as well. A 200 years old graveyard is located close to Sanskriti Lokomancha.

     

    Nawab Bari of Khaja Anwar Berh - The Nawab Bari of Khaja Anwar Berh is located towards the southern part of Bardhaman and is some three hundred years old. This building is surrounded by high walls and the architectural style of this building is a perfect blend of Indo-Syrian architecture. The building has a deep pond inside with a wind-hall or ‘hawa ghar’ in the middle of it. The building centres on the graves of Syed Abul Kasem and Syed Khaja Anowar, two Mughal army commanders.

     

    Devi Sarbamangla - Devi Sarbamangla Temple was built sometime during the end of the 18th century and it has a unique architecture consisting of three layers. The second layer of the temple has four chariots, whereas, the third layer has five chariots. The statue in this temple is made of touchstone. There are finger-made symbols or weapons in the eighteen hands of the statue of Devi. This temple attracts huge number of devotees during Durga Puja and the first day of Baishakh.

     

    Golap Bagh and Darulbahar - Golapbagh is well characterised by pathways of red mud with plenty of trees like sal, deodar and arjun lining the way. This place was once the pleasure garden of the kings. The garden also houses Darulbahar, a palace which used to serve as the summer rest house of the kings. This palace is built according to the Roman gothic architectural style.

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  • Hotels of Bardhaman

    Maithan Tourist Lodge, Bardhaman

    Kalyaneswari

    Maithan Tourist Lodge, Bardhaman offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions.It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This prop

    1,500.00 Avg/night

    City Tower Hotel, Bardhaman

    GT Road

    City Tower Hotel, Bardhaman offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions.It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property

    1,470.00 Avg/night

    Hotel Sarada, Bardhaman

    Anita Cinema Lane

    Hotel Sarada, Bardhaman offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions.It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property is c

    1,500.00 Avg/night

    Shardhanjali Hotel, Bardhaman

    G.T.Road 

    Shardhanjali Hotel, Bardhaman offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions.It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This propert

    1,800.00 Avg/night

    Sarita Hotel, Bardhaman

    G.T.Road Asansol

    Sarita Hotel, Bardhaman offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions.It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property is c

    1,400.00 Avg/night

    Parbati International Hotel, Bardhaman

    Ashram

    Parbati International Hotel, Bardhaman offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions.It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. Thi

    1,900.00 Avg/night

    Hotel Manohar Inn, Bardhaman

    NEAR KARJONGATE

    The Monohar Inn Hotel is even more inviting than before. With state of the art business facilities, the comfort of central air-conditioning and personalised service. We ve always worked to make the Manohar inn a home awa

    4,700.00 Avg/night

    Deul Park Eco Resort, Bardhaman

    Banokati

    Deul Park Eco Resort, Bardhaman offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions.It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This prope

    1,600.00 Avg/night

    Hotel Kalyani, Bardhaman

    Near Kalyani Super Market

    Hotel Kalyani, Bardhaman offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions.It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property is

    1,170.00 Avg/night

    City Hotel, Bardhaman

    Grand Trunk Rd

    City Hotel, Bardhaman offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions.It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property is cre

    1,400.00 Avg/night

    Hotel Purnasasi, Bardhaman

    Near Curzon Gate

    Hotel Purnasasi, Bardhaman offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions.It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property i

    1,450.00 Avg/night

    Rohini Hotel, Bardhaman

    Nutan Gang 

    Rohini Hotel, Bardhaman offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions.It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property is c

    1,200.00 Avg/night

    Barsha Hotel, Bardhaman

    West Bengal

    Hotel Barsha provides free internet access to its patrons. This property is located at a distance of 22 km from Asansol. Kalyaneshwari Temple is located at a distance of 5 km from this property. Guests can dine-in at the

    1,540.00 Avg/night

    Suraj Hotel, Bardhaman

    West Bengal

    Suraj Hotel, Bardhaman offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions.It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property is cr

    1,500.00 Avg/night

    Jay Maa Tara Hindu Hotel, Bardhaman

    Kalitala

    Jay Maa Tara Hindu Hotel, Bardhaman offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions.It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This p

    1,600.00 Avg/night

    Khoshbagan Guest House, Bardhaman

    Khoshbagan

    Khoshbagan Guest House, Bardhaman offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions.It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This pro

    1,300.00 Avg/night

    Hotel Kumar International, Bardhaman

    Bardhaman

    Hotel Kumar International, Bardhaman offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions.It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This

    1,500.00 Avg/night

    Chitra Lodge, Bardhaman

    Suryanagar

    Chitra Lodge, Bardhaman offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions.It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property is c

    1,300.00 Avg/night

    Annya Purna Lodge, Bardhaman

    Station Road

    For ease in accessibility, Annya Purna Lodge & Hotel is placed roughly 0.5 km from the Bardhaman Railway Station. Transport modes include Badshahi Bus Stop (1 km) and Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport (10

    1,550.00 Avg/night

    Ram Narayan Lodge, Bardhaman

    B.c Road

    Ram Narayan Lodge, Bardhaman offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions.It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property

    1,400.00 Avg/night

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    Town Hall - The Town Hall was built sometime between 1890 and 1894 and was handed to the Municipality of Bardhaman to help them preserve the remnants of Lala Bansogopal Nandey. The municipality board restored the hall in 1990 to its present form of 2400 square feet from its earlier form of 704 square feet with a seating capacity of 485 seats.

     

    108 Shiva Mandir - The widow of Maharaj Tilakchand, Bishnu Kumari, ordered the building of the 108 Shiva temples after receiving heavenly instructions in her dream in 1789. The temples are located in Nawabhat which was once famous for the battles of the Pathans and Mughals. A weeklong celebration takes place in the temple premises during the occasion of Shivaratri.

     

    Deer Park - Deer Park is another important piece of attraction of the city and it houses birds, quite a number of deer and two tigers in the sanctuary. The grave of Bijoy Chand Mahatab, ‘Bijoybahar’ is situated at the end of the reserve forest.

     

    Christ Church - Christ Church is a brick structure and is a very good example of European architecture. It was built by the Church Missionary Society. An East India Company officer, Captain Charles Stuart obtained a grant of Rs.12.50 per annum from the King for the maintenance of the church.

     

    Rajbati - Rajbati or Mahatabmanjil was built by Mahatab Chand Bahadur in 1851. The entire architectural outlook is extraordinary to look at. Presently, it houses the administrative office of Burdwan University. Maharajdhiraj Uday Chand Women’s College and the settlement office are also adjacent to this building.

     

    Damodar River - The city of Bardhaman is located on the banks of River Damodar. This river originates from Sonajuria Falls of Bijonsa Hill located in the Palampur District of Bihar. The river joins Barakar at Disergarh and then flows through the Bardhaman District. It continues to flow through Hooghly District and Howrah District before joining Bhagirathi (Ganges in Murshidabad). There is a bridge over Damodar at Sadarghat which is known as Krishok Setu. The sandbanks by the river are ideal for picnics, whereas, boat rowing can be enjoyed on the waters of the river. A kite flying fair takes place on the banks during Poila Magh or the first day of the Bengali month of Magh.

     

    Meghnad Saha Planetarium - The Meghnad Saha Planetarium was constructed by the famous Japanese Goto, an optical manufacturing company. It was built on 5.1 acres of land offered by Burdwan University and with the help of the Government of India and Japan as well as common people. The planetarium displays shows on the revolution of earth, the solar system and others in automatic exhibition.

     

    Science Centre - The Science Centre of Burdwan provides a lot of information on science. The game of moving balloons, balls, the magic of chemistry, the secret behind flying objects and others are displayed here. In addition, discussion sessions and computer trainings are also organised. The Science Centre is a product of the joint effort by the Central Government, Government of West Bengal and the University of Burdwan.

     

    Tomb of Sher Afgan - The tombs of the then ‘Durgadhipati’ of Bardhaman, Sher Afghan and Kutubuddin, milk-brother of Jahangeer is located beside the Pir-Baharam. Kutubuddin was sent to fight Sher Afghan by Jahangeer after he became the ruler of Delhi. Both of them died in a fight and their bodies were laid to rest at Pir-Baharam. Later, the widow of Sher Afghan, Mehrunissa, was sent to Delhi who was afterwards married to Jehangir and became the empress of India Noor Jahan.

     

    Pir-Baharam - Baharam, the Parsi sultan carried on his duty of water giving by the side of the road to fulfil the instructions of his ‘guru’ for twelve years after which, he came to be regarded as a ‘Sufi Pir’ and called by the name of Sakka at Pir Baharam. The emperor of Delhi, Akbar, was inspired by him and established him at ‘Puratan Chawk’ of Bardhaman. This holy ‘majar’ is covered with a sheet made of gold.

     

    Kankaleswari Kali - The statue of Goddess Kali in the temple is engraved in stone and every bone of the body is quite visible, hence the name Kankaleswari. The statue has eight hands and is garlanded with statues of human heads. Goddess Kali has a trident in her hand and the whole statue is uneven in shape. The construction of this temple is influenced by ‘tantra’ and the history of this statue is still unknown. The temple is decorated with terracotta panels.

     

    Bijoy Toron - The Bijoy Toron gate is located at the junction of B.C. Road and G.T. Road and it was constructed by an Italian sculptor. Earlier, this gate was known as ‘Star of India’ and a drawing of this tower was done by A.F. Hugh and was gifted to the people of the city. The pillars of the gate have lions on sides as well as fretted decorations, cornice, sides and three fairies on top of the gate.

     

    Krishnasayar - Krishnasayar was built as a big lake in 1691 by the then king of Bardhaman, covering a total area of 33 acres. Earlier, there was a big bank surrounding the lake which is now present in bits and pieces. Krishnasayar has now been developed into a park and is very popular for boating and sightseeing. The park also hosts a state level dance festival during the time of Holi and a fair that displays local handicrafts, that takes place from 1st January and continues for ten days. During this time only, an art exhibition, flower exhibition, poetry and story reading competition and folk song competition take place. The park also has an aquarium.

     

    Sikh Gurudwara - It is believed that Guru Nanak, the founder of the Sikh religion stayed for some time in the 16th century, near Gargara Ghat at Shyambazar. It was in this place that a gurudwara was built in the name of Guru Nanak Charankamal. Presently, the gurudwara near the municipality on the G.T. Road was built by Lieutenant Colonel Baba Harikishan Singh, a civil surgeon, in memory of his parents.

     

    Baroduari - Baroduari refers to the twelve gates built by Maharaj Kirtichand. The palace of the king was originally in Kanchananagar till the Mahatabmanjil was built. The Zamindars of Baroda and Chitua captured the palace of the king of Bardhaman and tortured the princess who in turn committed suicide before murdering one of the zamindars. It was then that Maharaj Kirtichand took his revenge and captured Baroda and Chitua and built twelve gateways to celebrate the victory. However, only one has survived.

     

    Bardhamaneswar - Bardhamaneswar is a big statue of Lord Shiva which was most probably built during the 12th century. It is said that this statue has a height which is unrivalled in the entire state. The perimeter of the ‘Gouripatta’ is some 18 feet and the statue was first discovered in Bikharibagan in Alamganj while digging in 1973. A large number of devotees visit the site not only during the occasion of Shivaratri but also throughout the year to worship Lord Shiva.

     

    Sanskriti Lokomancha - The Sanskriti Lokomancha stands on an area of over 1 acre of land and the auditorium consists of 1400 seats. It was inaugurated in 1993 and showcases films of Bardhaman Chalachitra Charcha Kendra. In the earlier days of the East India Company, this place was used for stocking gun powder. The auditorium also hosts various discussion sessions and cultural programs as well. A 200 years old graveyard is located close to Sanskriti Lokomancha.

     

    Nawab Bari of Khaja Anwar Berh - The Nawab Bari of Khaja Anwar Berh is located towards the southern part of Bardhaman and is some three hundred years old. This building is surrounded by high walls and the architectural style of this building is a perfect blend of Indo-Syrian architecture. The building has a deep pond inside with a wind-hall or ‘hawa ghar’ in the middle of it. The building centres on the graves of Syed Abul Kasem and Syed Khaja Anowar, two Mughal army commanders.

     

    Devi Sarbamangla - Devi Sarbamangla Temple was built sometime during the end of the 18th century and it has a unique architecture consisting of three layers. The second layer of the temple has four chariots, whereas, the third layer has five chariots. The statue in this temple is made of touchstone. There are finger-made symbols or weapons in the eighteen hands of the statue of Devi. This temple attracts huge number of devotees during Durga Puja and the first day of Baishakh.

     

    Golap Bagh and Darulbahar - Golapbagh is well characterised by pathways of red mud with plenty of trees like sal, deodar and arjun lining the way. This place was once the pleasure garden of the kings. The garden also houses Darulbahar, a palace which used to serve as the summer rest house of the kings. This palace is built according to the Roman gothic architectural style.

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