The “Engine of Bengal”, Asansol is the second largest city of West Bengal. The city derives its name from two different words - Asan (signifies a type of tree that is found near the River Damodar) and Sol (signifies a land rich in minerals). Asansol has emerged as the 42nd Indian city in the list of 100 fastest growing cities in the world. Home to industrial commerce and trade, Asansol is noted for its parks, picnic spots, dams and religious sites besides its heavy duty power and steel plants.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Asansol. Some of them are Hotel Parbati International (Tariff – Rs. 800 onwards), Ispat International Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700 onwards), and Hotel Regal International (Tariff – Rs. 600 onwards).
The official language of Asansol is Bengali. The other languages spoken here are Hindi, English and Urdu.
The important event of Asansol is Charak Puja held in April.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Asansol. Some of the places include Churulia (17 km), Kalyaneshwari Temple (20 km), Panchet Dam (28.5 km).
How to Get There
The closest airport to this place is the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport at Dum Dum which is approximately 208 km away.
The nearest Railway Station is at Asansol Junction which is about 950 km away.
Travellers will find bus services connecting Asansol to cities such as Kolkata, Bhubaneswar, Siliguri, Patna and Ranchi to name a few. Some of the bus operators offering good services include Prithvi Tours & Travels, Jai Dada Travels, Purnima Paribahan. Bus ticket booking has become very convenient with online bus reservation facility