A tiny mystical Bengali town.
Bardhaman is a city and a municipality located in the state of West Bengal, India. It is the biggest agricultural hub in the state, placed in what has been traditionally termed the "granary of Bengal". It is an influential transportation focus with railway and highway connections all nearby. Since freedom, it has developed as a leading learning centre as well. It is the headquarters of the Purba Bardhaman district, having grown as a district capital throughout the days of British rule. With a confluence of faith, nature, man-made wonders and the familiar classical life enchantment, Bardhaman is the perfect episode for a weekend getaway. Conceivably the sole place in India that manages to assuage every spirit and mindset, this Unique Bengali town has an atmosphere of its own. The two major attractions of the place include Curzon Gate which is a significant landmark in Bardhaman and the Rajbati now houses Burdwan University.
BARDHAMAN'S PAST: THE BRITISH TOUCH AND BENGALI BLEND
Bardhaman receives its honour from Vardhamana Mahavira, the last Jain Tirthankara in 6th century BC, who is said to have crossed this area. Found in the fertile meadows of Bengal, it has been the destination of several invaders. The place has witnessed countless conflicts and battles where the most poignant being the clash between Sher Afgan and Qutubuddin Aibak in 1610, to resolve the future of Meherunissa, spouse of Sher Afgan, who emerged as Noor Jehan. Both Sher Afgan and Qutubuddin Aibak rests in Bardhaman. In more contemporary history the Badhaman Raj house has performed a more influential role in fashioning the future of Bardhaman.
Top things do in Bardhaman
How to reach
Bardhman is well connected to the roadways and railways.
How to Reach by Flight
Barddhaman is not well connected to other larger cities of the nation via regular flights. The closest airport is in Kolkata at a distance of 89kms.
How to Reach by Train
How to Reach by Bus
The Grand Trunk Road operates over the city, NH 2 bypasses the city. South Bengal State Transport Corporation and private operators operate buses from Esplanade and Karunamoyee in Saltlake. It takes around 2-2½ hours. Bardhaman is fully connected by bus with various areas all around.
How to Reach by Road
One can also take a taxi or a cab to reach the city.
How to travel within
One can travel by the cabs and taxis that operate within the city. One can find buses as well in order to move from one place to another.
CUISINE AND MORE...
Food: Bardhaman offers a diversity of opulently spiced Indian foods, particularly fish curry, which is the most favourite food preference here. Sitabhog and Mihidana are two very distinctive local desserts- a lot of local vendors across the city sell them. One can eat at places such as Ruby, Bedwin, Bidisa, Khai Khai, Mrigaya and many more.
Hotels in Bardhman: There are plenty of options available in the city to ensure a comfortable stay. Places such as The Fern Residency Galaxy Mall, Hotel Citi Residency, Hotel City Inn, Fortune Park Pushpanjali are good for a stay.
Availability of ATMs: ATMs such as UCO Bank, Bank of India, SBI, Bandhan Bank, United Bank of India, Syndicate Bank, Canara Bank, Bank of India, HDFC, ICICI are available in the city.
ONE DAY ITINERARY
DAY 01: Reach Bardhman early in the morning and after grabbing some Bengali delicacies, leave for Sarbamangala Temple. After that take a route to see Hawa Mahal in Bardhman. After that visit, Meghna Saha Planetarium. Further, visit the red brick Christ church. Later in the evening visit the Krisnasayar Parka and Lake. In the night, visit the very famous Curzon Gate. Rest in the hotels at night. leave the next morning.