Burdwan is an ancient city and the rice bowl of West Bengal which holds reference to the Mughal Period. Made up of religious, sightseeing and historical sites the green city hemmed with peaceful surroundings is aptly suited to melt away the stress level and enjoy a short weekend vacation.
Krishnasagar Ecological park with boating facilities and aquarium is the popular attraction. Visitors never miss a visit to the Curzon gate which was constructed by Raja Bijoychand to celebrate the visit of Lord Curzon. Maithon Dam and Nachan Bird sanctuary with wondrous greenery and avian folk does not fall back as well. Ranisagar and Deer park are visitable too.
Coming to spiritual sites, the temple complex which consists of 108 awe-inspiring Shiv temples is never missed at all. Sarbanmangala temple dedicated to the Royal Goddess also tops the list. Jima Masjid constructed in about 17th century by Ajim-us-San is frequented by Muslim brothers. Gauranga temple, Kashinath temple and Srikhanda temple are respected by Hindus.
Tomb of Sherkhan, Shah Alam’s Darga, Amargarh fort and the Christian inscriptions dating back to 2000 Century B.C arouses the interests of historians.
Durgapur Express Highway connects Burdwan to many important National Highways and is well connected by trains too.