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INFORMATION ABOUT BURDWAN

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.

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.

BURDWAN HISTORY

During period of Jahangir this place was named Badh-e-dewan (district headquarters). The town owes its historical importance to being the headquarters of the Maharajas of Burdwan, the premier noblemen of lower Bengal, whose rent-roll was upwards of 300,000. Bardhaman Raj was founded in 1657 by Sangam Rai, of the Kapoor Khatri family of Kotli in Lahore, Punjab, whose descendants served in turn the Mughal Emperors and the British government.

BURDWAN TOURISM

    The Places of Interest and Sight Seeing

  • Pirbaharam Sikka : Tomb of Sher Afgan, subject of Akbar the Great & Kutubuddin, Subedar of Bengal. (Burdwan Municipality)


  • Khwaja Anowar Berh :Tomb of Khwaja Anwar, the famous Mughal Warrior. (Burdwan Municipality)


  • kamalakanta Kalibari :The temple Goddess Kali, associated with the famous devotee poet Kamalakanta. (Burdwan Municipality)


  • Sri Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple:The temple is a natural monolith carved cave temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.


  • Shah Alam's Darga :A building of Archeological interest built in the early 18th century by Murshidkuli Khan, the then Subedar of Bengal. (Katwa Municipality)


  • Babtadihi : The Idol of Lord Siva in the temple is of definite archeological interest, and believed to be of the Pal Age.(Mangalkote Block)


  • Siddheswari Temple :Temple of presiding Goddess Siddheswari Ambika, surrounded by Siva Temple. Famous for Terracotta works.(Kalna Municipality)


  • Baikunthanath Siva Temple :Built by Brajakishori , mother of Kirtichand , notable for its Teracottaworks. (Kana Municipality)


  • Shyamarupa Temple :This terracotta temple houses 10 armed idol of Shyamarupa made of Marbel stone, and was built more than 1000 years ago. (Kanksa Block)


  • Temple of Tchai Ghosh :This huge temple of burnt bricks towers to 200 feet in height and is distinct by its architecture and engravings. (Kanksa Bolck)


  • Rarheswar Temple :This Siva temple has an unique architectural feature and was reportedly built to protect the village from the attack of Bhaskar Pandit who was an worshipper of Siva. (Kanksa Block)


  • Radheshyam Temple :The Burnt- brick temple built in the Bankura-Bishnupur style attracts tourist by its unique structure & terracotta works. (Asansol MC)


  • Bishnu Temple :This 35 feet high stone temple , the only of its kind in the area, believed to built during the Pal Age, houses an idol of Lord Narayana.(Asansol MC)


  • krishnasagar Ecological Park :A beautiful lake & park adjacent to Burdwan University with an aquarium, boating facilities and other attreations. (Burdwan Municipality).


  • Ranisagar :A big and beautiful lake excavated by queen Brajakishori in the heart of the Town. (Burdwan Municipality).


  • Meahnad Saha Planetarium :A Planetarium of International Slandard , one of the best in Asia near the University Complex, Golapbag. (Burdwan Municipality)


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