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INFORMATION ABOUT BHARATPUR

Bharatpur, the coal-mining-industrial centre, is the second largest city [1] in West Bengal, after Kolkata.

The city's economy is primarily based on the coal and steel industries. Situated in the Damodar River valley, the city has evolved and expanded over time to a current population of one million, ranking it 29th in India. It is located about 200 km from Kolkata

Asansol is an important educational hub, acting as the educational centre for the entire population of the coal belt from Dhanbad to Ranigunj.

BHARATPUR HISTORY

Around two thousand five hundred years ago, it became an area of significant Jain activity. According to some, the last Tirthankar of Jain religion, Mahavira Vardhamana, used to live and work in the area. The district and headquarter town thus came to be known as Bardhaman. Evidence of major Jain activity exists in the Jain temples on Pareshanth Hill in neighbouring Jharkhand. There is an old Jain temple at Begunia on the bank of the Barakar river.

Bardhaman became a major administrative centre for the Muslim rulers and the subdivision was a part of the Muslim kingdoms in the region. It later became a part of the Bardhaman Raj functioning under the Mughals

BHARATPUR TOURISM

    The Places of Interest and Sight Seeing

  • Churulia: The village is about 17 km from Asansol.
  • Santiniketanfounded by Rabindranath Tagore and now a central university. It is 90 km from Asansol.
  • Durgapur:An industrial city 50 km to the east of Asansol
  • Vishnupur:The famous terracota temple town and home to major art and craft, 100 Kms from Asansol
  • Kalyaneswari Temple:The temple of the Lady of Fulfilment, about 20 km from Asansol
  • Joydeb-Kenduli: Temple and birthplace of Sanskrit poet Joydeb, about 80 km from Asansol
  • Joychandi Pahar:popular picnic spot and centre for rock climbing training, is about 30 km from Asansol.
  • Bakreswar : hot spring and temple is about 70 km from Asanasol

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