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CULTURE AND TOURISM. Tourism. The Barddhaman planning area is enriched with many historical landmarks, places of interest both from scenic and cultural point of view. CULTURE & TOURISM. Presently these are scattered throughout the area. .

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Tourism

The Barddhaman planning area is enriched with many historical landmarks, places of interest both from scenic and cultural point of view.

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Presently these are scattered throughout the area.

The importance of these places of interest can be heightened by augmenting the approach and supportive facilities for the same.

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Tourist place

Some of the Tourist interests areas:

  • Vijay Toran or CurzonGate:
  • Curzon Gate, also known as Vijoy Toran, is a historical monument constructed by Maharaja Bijoychand to welcome Lord Curzon at the entrance of Burdwan Town.
  • Sarbamangala Temple
  • Sarbamangala Temple is located in the heart of the Barddhaman town. It is believed that the idol of goddess Sarbamangala have been found from the Sandbed of river Damodar.
  • Baroduwari
  • Baroduwari also known to be Bijoy Toran is located in Kanchannagar. This monument is one of the 12 Torans which was built in 1930.
  • Krishna Sayar
  • Krishna Sayar spreads over 33 acres of lush green land with recreational facilities such as boating, walking trail, park aquarium and other attractions. This lake was made by the then King in the year 1691.
  • Shiv Temple Complex at Nababhat
  • This is a temple complex of Lord Shiva comprises of 108 deities. This complex is located at Nababhat.

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Tourist place

  • Shiv Temple Complex at Nababhat
  • This is a temple complex of Lord Shiva comprises of 108 deities. This complex is located at Nababhat. The 108 deities of Lord Siva are housed in 108 temples in picturesque surroundings, a beautiful garden and a lake.
  • Nawab Bari of Khwaja Anwar Bere
  • This makbara is built over the Tomb of Khwaja Anwar, the famous Mughal Warrior. This 300 years old structure is a blend of Indo- Saracenic and local Bengal architecture.
  • Sanskriti Lok Mancha
  • Sanskriti Lok Mancha, built in the year 1993, has now evolved as a cultural centre of Barddhaman. Movies are screened and Cultural programmes are performed in this theatre.
  • Burdwan Science Centre
  • The Burdwan Science Center is a joint venture between Government of India, Government of West Bengal and Burdwan University. The centre is of excellence standards which is located near the Burdwan University Complex.
  • Meghnad Saha Planetarium
  • A Planetarium was constructed in the year 1994 by a joint venture between Indian and Japanese Government. The Planetarium is of International standards and one of the best in Asia located near the University Complex.

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Tourist place

Krishna Sayar near University campus

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Meghnad Saha Planetarium in University Campus

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Tourist place

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Shiv Temple Complex at Nababhat

Sarbamangala Temple

Vijay Toran or Curzon Gate at GT road

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Evaluation of tourist places

In general ,for all these places of tourism interest will be evaluated with the following criteria

  • Adjacency characteristics
  • Landform
  • Infrastructural facilities
  • Accessibility by different transport modes
  • Major Environmental issues
  • Tourist influx- Daily/ Seasonal
  • Latent threats
  • Tourist accommodation- quantum and nature
  • Land Ownership
  • Local inhabitants working directly or indirectly in tourism sector
  • Historic and Socio Cultural reasons
  • Cyclical and specific attraction like fairs/ festivals/ large pilgrimage etc.

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Suggestive Projects

Project proposals in the planning domain of culture /

Heritage / tourism for the planning area

  • Creation of Landscape Recreational areas for organized Outdoor Recreation especially for environmentally vulnerable areas.
  • Temporary camps, some quality Hotels and Resorts near the Damodar River bank.
  • Creating a tourist corridor connecting major areas of religious and tourist interests.
  • Revival of Banka riverfront for outdoor recreational purposes.
  • Environmental illumination of townscape elements in the high density area of the town.
  • Major organized Open spaces like, Urban squares, ceremonial / Recreational grounds, and permanent fair grounds.

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