Burdwan, also known as Bardhaman, is a city in the East Indian state of West Bengal. It is a part of the district with the same name. The city was made a district capital during the British Raj, during which the city’s name became Burdwan which continues to this day. There are several places to visit in and around Burdwan.
Places to Stay
There are a couple of good budget hotels in the city. Some of the options which are worth a try are Maithan Tourist Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 600), Hotel Sarada (Tariff – Rs. 500), Shardhanjali Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500), Parbati International Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900) and others.
The official language of the area is Bengali. Hindi is also widely spoken and understood.
The important festivals celebrated are Holi in March, Durga Puja in September-October and Diwali/Kali Puja in November.
Places of Interest
Bardhaman will not disappoint you as a tourist. Some of the places which are worth visiting are Maharaja Golapbag’s mansions and gardens, Sarvamangala’s shrine (supposed to contain Sita’s body), Ramana Baga and Sher Afghan’s tomb.
How to Get There
The nearest major airport is the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport (NSCBIA) at a distance of 103 km.
The city, being a major urban hub in the region has a big railway station of its own, which is called the Burdwan Railway Station, located at a distance of 3 km from the city centre.
Mostly state transport buses cater to the needs of passengers in the region. Smaller private operators are also active. Grab any bus ticket online offer when you book your tickets.