Tourism in AsansolAsansol is a small yet popular city of West Bengal, located in the Bardhaman district. It is the second largest city after Kolkata in WB. This place has some really significant sacred religious spots which are worth visiting. Some of the other main tourist attractions of Asansol include the scenic parks, heritage temples, large dams and many more.
Religious Spots in AsansolIf you are interested in old Hindu temples and its heritages enchants you, then Asansol is a must visit place. Asansol is a place of temples. Some of the renowned temples in Asansol are the Kalyaneshwari Temple, Ghabar Buri Chandi Temple, Chandrachur Temple and other Jain temples. Kalyaneswari Temple is closer to the Maithon Dam.
So this can be covered in a single trip. Ghagar Buri Chandi Temple is dedicated to be another image of Maa Durga, is located on Kali Pahadi in Asansol. The Kalyaneshwari Temple is located about 20 kms from the city and is dedicated to Goddess Kalyaneshwari.
The Sacred Heart Church in Asansol was built by the British Railway Company in 1875, is a main place of worship for the catholics of Asansol.
Parks in AsansolAsansol is home to several picturesque parks that attracts the neighbouring people as well as tourists from other places. The Nehru Park and the Satabdi Park are the most prominent ones in this region. The Nehru Park is located in the town of Burnpur, on the banks of the River Damodar. The Satabdi Park is basically an amusement park, which is well maintained by the Indian Railways Dept. of Asansol.
Transportation to these parks from the city is very comfortable and swift, well linked by means of road and rail. This attracts a lot of travellers to the town. The parks also provide great recreational options like musical fountain, amusement rides, children's play area, paddling and boating services and canteens/restaurants in close proximity.
Dams in AsansolWhen in Asansol, you can visit the two dams that are situated quite near the city. They are the Maithon Dam and the Panchet Dam. These are excellent options for visitors to go for one-day trips within the city and for local sightseeing.
Both are dams situated on the river Damodar of about 17-20 km from Asansol. One can hire taxis, cabs or jeeps and visit these places. There are many hotels/restaurants nearby for tourists to stay and have food.
Entertainment in Asansol:There are an ample of entertainment and recreational options available within the city. There are about 23 cinema houses in the Asansol sub-division.
A few worth mentioning movie halls are Eylex Multiplex, Subhas Cinema Hall, Durand Cinema Hall, Manoj Cinema, Chitra Cinema Anjana Cinema Hall and so on.
Other Tourist Places in Asansol:A few other tourism entertainment places in and around Asansol city are Churulia, Searsol, Durgapur, Bishnupur, Jaydev Kenduli, Bakreshwar, Joychandi Pahar and others. Churulia is a small village where the famous poet - Kazi Nazrul Islam was born. This place contains his memorial and a museum with his works. Durgapur is famous for its steel plants and Bishnupur is home to major art and crafts business of the city.
Jaydeva Kanduli is a beautiful village located almost 80 kms away from the city and is dedicated to famous poet Jayedeva. One can also take pleasure in adventurous sports like rock climbing at Joychandi Pahar, which is situated approx 30 km away from Asansol. Searsol is 200 year old village famous for the grand celebration of Durga Puja and Ratha Yatra in the state.