Kharagpur Tourism

The city of Kharagpur in West Bengal is known to be an important educational, industrial and commercial centre. In addition, it has a plethora of enchanting tourist attractions that contribute in making it one of the most sought after tourist hubs in the state. This cosmopolitan city is also known for its ethnic and linguistic diversity. Well-developed transport and communication facilities, its proximity to the city of Kolkata, easily available and accessible utility services have contributed in adding to the charm and appeal, this city offers to its visitors.

Kharagpur Tourism

Helplines and Important Contact Numbers

Department of Tourism, Government of West Bengal Department of Tourism
Government of West Bengal,
New Secretariat Building
Address: 1, K. S. Roy Road, 3rd Floor, Kolkata - 700001
Phone No: 033-2225 4723/4724/4725, 2225 4565
E-Mail: [email protected]

Best Time to Visit Kharagpur

Kharagpur has a tropical wet and dry climate. Summer season, beginning during the month of March are quite hot and average temperature during this period is around 30°C. The rainy season is highly unpredictable and uncertain and is therefore not ideal for sight seeing and tourism. Winters in this city are quite pleasant with mild and cool weather. Therefore an ideal time to visit this city would be during the winter season, between the months of October to February, when you can enjoy sight seeing as well as take part in the festivities and celebrations here, during that time.

Places of Interest In and Around Kharagpur

When it comes to sight seeing, the city of Kharagpur has plenty of choices to offer to its visitors. From places of religious importance to picnic spots, therer are numerous places in and around this city, that entertain, educate and enchant the visitors, leaving them dazed by their beauty.

Bhim Bandh Wildlife Sanctuary
Peacock at Bhimbandh Wildlife Sanctuary

Bhimbandh Wildlife Sanctuary: Located in the Kharagpur hill ranges, this sanctuary is known for its rare species of some exotic flora and fauna including wild boar, sambhar deer, chitals, four - horned antelope, nilgais, wood pigeon, blue jay, bulbul, mynahs, hornbill, spotted eagle, paradisefly etc. This place is thus a must visit, with your entire family, especially your little ones.

Kharagpur Lake: It is a beautiful and a picturesque lake, one of the most popular picnic spots in the city. It is an ideal place to spend some quality time with your family or for a romantic getaway with your beloved.

Rishikund: Located in the Kharagpur Hill Range, this place is known for its mesmerising hot spring. It draws huge number of visitors on festive occasions and celebrations. The religious fair held here annually, is a must visit.

Haha Punch Kumari: It is one of the most beautiful waterfalls, located on the on the western side of Rameshwar Kund. The enchanting waterfall against the scenic and picturesque backdrop fills the mind with ecstasy and a joy so great that it is indescribable by words.

Sitakund: It is a grand and elaborate fair is organised with much fanfare and devotion. It takes place with the active participation of the locals and people from near and far who come here to witness the grand mela and soak themselves in the spiritual ecstasy.

Rameshwar Kund: Situated near the Kharagpur Lake, this beautiful picnic spot is a must visit, especially during winter season. Set amidst beautiful and captivating backdrop, you also get to see here a variety of rare species of flora and fauna.

Shahi Masjid: It is a historical mosque located in the Kharagpur region that attracts hordes of devotees from within the city as well as its adjoining areas. This beautiful mosque, made up entirely of white stone appears like the Taj Mahal under the light of the moon. Another speciality of this mosque is that it has a Quran that is of the size of an old five rupee coin.

Apart from these places, there are numerous other attractions including the Kali Mandir, Durga Mandir at Gole Bazar, Jalaram Temple at Jhapatapur, Gurudwara at Subhaspally and at Nimpura, Kanaka Durga Temple besides Nimpura, Sitala Mandir at Puratan Bazar, Sacred Heart Church etc. Digha and Kosai River near the city of Kharagpur are popular picnic spots and serve as excellent weekend getaways along with your family.

How to Reach Kharagpur?

Being an important and one of the most populated cities in West Bengal, there is a systematic network of transport and communication, connecting this city to important nearby areas. As it does not have its own airport, the Netaji Subas Chandra Bose Airport at Kolkata is the airport nearest to this city and has regular flights to major Indian cities as well as to nearby countries. Called as the ‘Gateway to South Eastern railway’, the Kharagpur Railway Junction is one of the busiest railway stations in the state. Regular buses are available to nearby places from the Kharagpur Central Bus Stand. Cars, auto rickshaws and private vehicles form the major means of local transport, while private travel agencies offer bus and taxi services for sight seeing within and around this city.

Kharagpur Railway Station
Code: KGP
Elevation: 42 m above sea level
Zone: SER/South Eastern Zone
Division: Kharagpur

Where to Stay in Kharagpur?

Hotels in Kharagpur
Hotel Room

The city of Kharagpur offers plenty of accommodation options for the tourists as per their needs and demands. From elite and luxurious hotels to modest ones, the visitors here are spoilt for choice. At reasonable rates, suites with all basic amenities and modern facilities are made available to the guests. With hygienic ambience, courteous staff and excellent dining facilities, these hotels offer an enriching and memorable experience for the visitors.

Guin Bros Hotel & Lodge
Address: Near Railway Goods Shed, Gole Bazar, Kharagpur - 721301
Phone No: +(91)-8001800381 , +(91)-9233539277 , +(91)-3222-226543

Hotel Park
Address: Choto Tengra, IIT Road, Kharagpur H O, Kharagpur – 721301
Phone No: +(91)-9434060533 , Phone No: +(91)-8373053400 , +(91)-3222-256733

Alumni Guest House
Address: IIT, Kharagpur So, Kharagpur - 721301
Phone No: +(91)-3222-282860

Hotel Tamrolipto Park
Address: N H 6, Saha Chowk, Dhekia, Kharagpur - 721304
Phone No: +(91)-9434009553, 9800055522, +(91)-3222-234194

Where to Shop in Kharagpur ?

Shopping in the city of Kharagpur can turn out to be a fun filled and exciting experience for all. Apart from retail outlets and elite malls, there are numerous stores selling a wide variety of articles, catering to the needs of the people belonging to various sections of the society. Other popular shopping avenues include Puratan Bazaar, Gate Bazaar, Gol Bazaar, Malancha etc, where visitors get to experience the thrill of shopping in typical Indian markets. Besides, there are road side shops and stalls selling a wide a variety of wares including handicrafts, souvenirs and memorabilia that you can buy for your loved ones back home.

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