Sacred Heart Church, Kharagpur
Brief History of Kharagpur
Geography of Kharagpur
Located between 22.330239° North latitude and 87.323653° East longitude, the Kharagpur city is one of the most populated cities of West Bengal. It enjoys a typical tropical wet and dry climate. Summers, beginning in the month of March are hot and humid with average temperatures, hovering around 30° C. Monsoons are unpredictable, with total annual rainfall being approximately about 1400mm. Winters are chilly and pleasant, with average temperatures as low as 22 °C and thus are ideal for sight-seeing and tourism. According to the census carried out in the year 2011, the total population of Kharagpur city is 206,923, out of which there are 106,735 males and remaining 100,188 are females. The average literacy rate of this city is 86.64 percent, while its sex ratio is 952 girls per 1000 boys.
Tourist Attractions in Kharagpur
Bhimbandh Wildlife Sanctuary
There are numerous tourist attractions in and around the city of Kharagpur that attract people of all age groups from all over the country. Apart from religious places of worship, there are numerous picnic spots and places of scenic beauty in and around this city that are worth visiting. Bhim Bandh is one of the most picturesque and popular picnic spots in Kharagpur hill range that is frequented by the locals as well as the tourists. The wild life sanctuary in Bhimbandh is one of the must visit places here. Kharagpur Lake and Haha Panch Kumari waterfall are other prominent picnic spots that gather huge number of visitors from far and wide. Other famous tourist attractions include Sitakund, Kali Mandir, Rishi kund, Shahi Masjid etc.
Culture of Kharagpur
The city of Kharagpur is a cosmopolitan, known for its multiculturalism and ethnicity as well as diversity. People belonging to different religions, castes and communities live here together in peace and harmony. Bengali, English, Hindi, Telugu are the languages widely spoken among the people in Kharagpur. Durga Puja, Ganesh Puja, Navratri, Kali Puja, Saraswathi Puja are some of the festivals celebrated here with the active participation of people belonging to all age groups. Rath Mela, Fool Mela, Book Fair are organised every year by the people here.
Economy and Industrialism in Kharagpur
Shopping in Kharagpur
When it comes to shopping, there are numerous shopping avenues for the visitors to look forward to in Kharagpur city. Apart from malls and branded retail outlets, there are numerous general stores, optical stores, apparel stores, furniture stores etc, catering to the needs of the visitors as well as the natives. Besides, there are colourful markets like Gol Bazaar, Puratan bazaar, Gate Bazaar, Malancha etc that offer delightful shopping experience to the customers. Besides, there are road side shops, stalls and vendors selling a wide variety of wares at attractive prices.
Transport in Kharagpur
Kharagpur Railway Station
Elevation: 42 m above sea level
Zone: SER/South Eastern Zone
Kharagpur at a glance
District: Paschim Medinapur
State: West Bengal
Languages Spoken: Bengali, English, Hindi, Telugu
Altitude: 29 metres (95 ft)
PIN Code: 721301 / 721304
STD Code: 03222
Major Tourist Attractions: Kharagpur Lake, Bhim Bandh, Haha Panch Kumari waterfall, Sitakund, Kali Mandir, Rishi kund, Shahi Masjid etc.