Kharagpur, also spelled as Kharakpur, is situated in the south-central West Bengal state. It is one of the most industrious, technologically advanced and educationally productive cities in the state of West Bengal.
Kharagpur was a part of Hijli Kingdom which was ruled by Taj Khan. He was the disciple of Guru Peer Mackdram Sha Chisti. It was believed that Hiramba (demonking )was killed by Bhim due to his love for Hirimba who was Hiramba’s sister (reference from Mahabharata -The Great Hindu Epic ). The Shiv Temple is built at this battle ground.
- Kharagpur is the 1st city in India to have an IIT (Indian Institute of Technology)
- It is famous for the biggest railway workshop along with the longest railway platform in the whole of India
- It has well-connected routes with all major cities and towns by air (Netaji Subash Chandra Bose International Airport Kolkata) and road.
- The city has various relaxing vacation spots. You will be enchanted by the environs, cleanliness and the scenic beauty it offers.
Make the most out of the places listed below for a great experience:
Nehru Museum Of Science And Technology
Distance: 12.8 KM from Kharagpur
Situated within the IIT Kharagpur campus, it showcases many exhibits from various institutes and organizations across India. The open area outside the building has a hunter fighter plane, and a steam locomotive engine etc
Distance: 3.6 KM from Kharagpur
One of the oldest temples built in Kharagpur and the name of the place originates from this temple. Khargeswar was established 400 years back by King Kharag Singh. The ideal worship is of lord Shiva.
Distance :34.7 km from Kharagpur
Kurumbera Fort is in Keshiari village. Bounded by 10ft high wall and quite a few temples, it is a prominent tourist destination. The attractive spots at the Fort are the Shiva Temple, built in the 13thcentury, an ancient mosque, built during Aurangzeb’s period in 1691. If history is your cup of tea, then October to February is the ideal time to visit this Fort. Entry is open on all days from 9am to 7pm.
Distance: 44.8 KM from Kharagpur
Jhargram is situated close to Midnapor. If you are a nature lover, then this is the perfect place with bountiful forests. They are endowed with rich flora and fauna.During your visit, you will get to see the ancient temples, majestic palaces and listento folk songs. Jhargram Raj palace has turned into a tourist accommodation. During the reign of Raja Bahadur in 1931, this palace was designed with a very impressive opulent Italianate architecture. Though it’s quite old, the place still looks fabulous.
Distance : 114 Km from Kharagpur, 187 KM from Kolkata
Digha is the most spectacular and adventurous beach in the state of West Bengal. If you are looking to spend a pleasurable weekend, then this is the best place to relax. Digha was earlier known as Beerkul. A different species of trees called Casurania surrounds the beach. The scenic beauty of the place is definitely pleasing and enticing. The sunset and sunrise shining off the saline waters of the Bay of Bengal is something directly off an artist’s frame. This place is safe for swimming for about a mile. Seafood lovers, you will not be able to leave this place as it’s an absolute delight for them. There are a variety of fresh water fishes like Ellis, Pomfret, peas and prawns to choose from.