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Jain temples at Barakar

Bardhaman is a city in West Bengal in India.


Get in[edit]

The Grand Trunk Road (NH 2) runs right across the district. There are numerous other entry points. The main Howrah-Delhi rail track cuts across the district.Presently the South Bengal State Transport Corporation operate buses from Esplanade and Karunamoyee in Saltlake.takes somewhere around 2-21/2 hours.One can also take a local train from Howrah to reach in 2 hrs.

Get around[edit]

Manually pulled "rikshaws" are still the major way of transport in the town. Six sitter, motorized autos are available now. Within the town, there is a fairly regular bus service. Transportation costs are minimal.

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  • Collieries in the Asansol region.
  • Steel plants in Durgapur and Burnpur, adjacent to Asansol.
  • Temples
  • Historical sites.

the town itself is very old and bears a lot of historical structures. 1. Sarbamangala Temple. temple dedicated to Ma Sarbamangala. Myth says that the deity was used by fishermen to break the shells of oysters. the temple has beautiful teracota works. One can have Bhog here. 2. 108 shib mandir(108 shib temple). 5 kms from the town.comprises of 108 temples dedicated to lord shiva. interesting is to note the direction of all the shivlingas. 3. Bardhamaneswar. A huge Shivlinga in Alamganj. 4. Sher Afgan Cemetery. Here you find two tombstones dedicated to SherAfgan (the subedar of Bardhaman in the time of the Moghals) and Qutubuddin Aibak(General in the Shahjahan the Moghal king).Sherafgan was husband of Meherunnisa,whom we know as Mumtaz.Shahjahan sent Qutubuddin to bring Meherunnisa to Delhi. Qutubuddin n Sherafgan had a duel of swords n both were griveously injured n subsequently died here. 5. Burdwan Rajbari. Now houses the Burdwan University administrative office. 6. Burdwan University. 7. Meghnad Saha Planetarium. 8. Science Centre. 9. Krishnasayer Park, which is an eco park created around a large waterbody. 10.Ramna Bagan.

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  • Bardhaman town is famous for two sweet items -mihidana and sitabhog. There are plenty of shops selling these items on Grand Trunk Road and elsewhere. Also enjoy sweets like Langcha, malpoa, chumchum etc. Phuchka and singara (samosa) are also famous.

Drink[edit][add listing]

Hard drinks are available in the main towns.barakar,asansol,

Sleep[edit][add listing]

Hotel Siddhartha on the G.T. Road is a good place to stay.

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