Suri is a city based in the Birbhum District in the state of West Bengal with strong commercial feasibility and famous for its cottage and large-scale industries actively involved in production of rice, cotton and silk. The town is situated 12 km from the Bakreshwar Thermal Power Plant. The city came into national limelight in March 2008 when the Ramsarup Group proposed greenfield power and cement manufacturing facilities with an initial capital investment of US $550 million.
Places to Stay
The place has some budget and mid-tier priced hotel accommodation facilities. Avinandan Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 400-800) is economy priced and preferred by travellers. Sarada Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 500-1300) is preferred by families and business professionals.
The official languages of Suri are Bengali and English. The other language spoken is Hindi.
Barobagan Mela is one of the most auspicious events held in the city of Suri. Other religious festivals pertaining to the Bengali religion are Durga Puja, Laxmi Puja, Kali Puja and Jagatdhatri Puja.
Places of Interest
Suri is a combination of a religious and architectural tourist destination. Some of the religious places include Moumachhi Club owned Kali Temple, Bamni Kalibari, Dangalpara Anandpur and Radha Ballav Mandir.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Suri is the Kolkata Airport. It is located about 196 km away from the town.
Suri is well-connected with Kolkata and its central railway station Howrah. There are three daily trains that pass through Suri from Howrah (Train no: 13051, 13053 and 53045) at regular intervals of 4-5 hours. There is direct train from Durgapur to Suri with ticket price of Rs. 46 per passenger.
There are seventeen daily buses to Suri from Kolkata operated by the North and South Bengal State Transport Corporations at regular intervals of 30 minutes. Dolphin Travels is one of many prominent private service operators to Suri from Kolkata offering non -AC buses. Online bus reservation through Ticketgoose.com is one of the safest and convenient ways to get your tickets.