Bardhaman one of the oldest towns of India. The historical importance of this place attracts visitors through ages. The different religious places of glory will satisfy your inner devotation and emotion. Your mind will be enriched in sharing the views and ideas of modern cultural and applied evidences found here. And if you are a connoisseur of food Sitabhog and Mihidana - the two famous sweet dishes of Bardhaman, are always ready to satisfy your taste buds. On behalf of citizens of Bardhaman, the Municipality of Burdwan invites you to come and spend your holidays here. The Municipality assures you to provide the best service possible.
The district of Burdwan is predominantly agricultural in its eastern part and highly industrialised in the west. It is called "rice plate" of Bengal for its abundant agri-fields and huge production of rice. In tourism scenario, the district of Burdwan in the state of West Bengal has great potential. The District is commonly known for its beautiful Maithon dam reservoir in Asansol, the technological marvels of the Meghnad Saha Planetarium, the Krishnasayer ecological park or sophisticated Burdwan Science Centre. But there are many sites in the district enriched for their historical, cultural, religious importance or scenic beauty or as birds sanctuary or hot spring etc.
Of late "Chupichar" an abandoned course of river Ganga in Purbasthali-ll Block in Kalna Sub-Division has become a natural sanctuary of migrated birds of rare and common species. Flocks of teals, storks, gulls etc. come in every winter in the cluster of riverine isles and ox bow on the course of river Ganga.
Tourists Places :
Damodar River (Krishok Setu) : The town Bardhaman stands by the river Damodar. The river acts as the anchor of this town. The word ‘damu’ signifies holy and ‘da’ is water. This river is as holy to the aborigines of Chotonagpur as Bhagirathi is to the Hindus. The source of this river is Sonajuria falls of Bijonsa Hill which is situated in the district of Palampur, Bihar. Damodar meets Barakar at Disergarh and flows through the districts of Bardhaman, Hooghly and Howrah finally meets Bhagirathi. Bardhaman, surrounded by the branch rivers of Damodar- Balluka, Behula, Gangur, Banka etc (some of which have become almost extinct at present) , takes the shape of a delta. The civilization of ‘Rarh-Bangla’ has developed centering this river. The bridge over this river at Sadarghat is known as ‘Krishok Setu’. Picnic at the sandbanks and boat rowing at Damodar provide great pleasure. Nature has unwrapped her glory in the vast expansion of Damodar. Kite-flying at the reputed fair of ‘Poila Magh’ ( 1st day of Magh) provide another charm of this river.
Bijoy Toron: The eye-soothing tower is set up following the pattern of the gateway of India of Mumbai. This tower is situated at the meeting place of G.T Road and B.C. Road. The tower got its shape in the hands of an Italian sculpture. The previous name of this tower was ‘Star of India’. A.F. Hugh had painted a picture of it and gifted it to the citizens of Bardhaman. The pillars, the lions of both sides, cornice, the fretted decorations and the three fairies at the top of this structure are one of the best instances of sculpture. The two side arches and the main arch deserve your passing glance.
Town Hall: One of the wonderful instances of architecture. It was established between 1890-1894. This hall was handed over to the Municipality of Burdwan on May 25, 1894 for preserving the memories of Lala Bansogopal Nandey. The hall was reformed in 1990 by the municipality maintaining its original architectural glory. The hall of 704 square feet consisting of 485 seats has been reformed as an air-conditioned hall of 2400 sq feet.
Devi Sarbamangla: This temple, consisting three layers was established at the end of the eighteenth century. There are four chariots in the second layer and five in the third layer. The portico of the temple is excellent. Devi is riding on a lion after killing a buffalo. The statue (12 inch x 8 inch ) is made of touchstone. There are either weapons or symbols made by fingers in the eighteen hands of Devi. The temple is over-crowded on the days of Durga Puja and the first day of Baishak.