Asansol, a stunning place for the tourists is dotted by number of sightseeing destination. Considered to be the tourism mascot of West Bengal, Asansol is the majestic icon of the place. It has many attractive places that would keep the tourists on their toes. It has temples, dam, and amusement parks; and obviously the most striking feature of the place is its scenic beauty. Asansol tourism has able to transform the town into one of the niche holiday destination. The place is quite pollution free and one can get to inhale fresh air. Apart from the places the backdrop beauty and exquisiteness attracts the tourists from the different parts of the world.
Places to visit in Asansol
Kalyaneswari Temple- this temple is quite famous in Asansol. It is an ancient temple with the deity of Goddess Kalyaneswari, a form of goddess Kali or power. It is situated close to the Maithan Dam. The tourists visit the temple for holy purpose.
Maithan- a dam on the Damodar River is quite popular as tourists spot. Every year thousands of people visit the place and return with a satisfying smile on their face. It is something that one must not forget to visit. The tourist enjoys the scenic beauty and the cool breeze that blows over there. The view of sunrise and sunset is something that makes the tourists spell bind.
Nehru Parka- a beautiful park by the side of Damodar River which entertains the tourists with boating, scenic beauty. It also has a musical fountain with lightening that enhances the beauty of the park. The park is not only the source of entertainment but also refreshment. It refreshes the mind of the tourists.
Churulia- a small village just 17km away from Asansol. This is basically famous as it is the birth place of Kaji Nazrul Islam, the great Indian poet. Presently the house of Nazrul is famous as Nazrul Academy, where one can find different manuscripts of Nazrul, his medals that he had achieved during his lifetime and many of his famous works.
How to reach Asansol
The nearest airport of Asansol is Kolkata Airport from where one can get taxi or cab to reach the destination. Kolkata airport is well linked with all the state of the country as well as abroad.
Howrah or Sealdah is the rail head of Asansol. It takes few hours to reach Asansol from the station.
Regular bus services are available from all the parts of West Bengal. Both private and state buses are accessible.
Best time to visit the place
An ideal time to visit Asansol is during monsoon that is in the month June, September- December. It is better to avoid visiting the place during the rainy season that is during the month of July. July experiences the maximum amount of rainfall. Otherwise this place has a pleasant climate throughout the year.