DURGAPUR is located in the district of Burdwan, in the state West Bengal, India. Durgapur is a well-planned industrial city on the banks of the river Damodar, with a population of about 250,000. Durgapur is situated on the bank of river Damodar, just before it enters the alluvial plains of Bengal. The topography is undulating. The coal-bearing area of the Ranigunj coalfields lies just beyond Durgapur, although some parts intrude in to the area. Its surrounding area is very fertile and is a big producer of rice in the country.
Durgapur was founded by in the late fifties, by the then Chief Minister of West Bengal, Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy. Durgapur is an industrial metropolis and is home to the largest industrial unit in the state, Durgapur Steel Plant, a unit of Steel Authority of India Limited. In Durgapur one can find power plants, chemical, engineering industries, metallurgical units etc. The Durgapur Barrage over the river Damodar provides the water necessary for the many industries and also for drinking.
Air : Nearest national and international airport Calcutta is 176 kms (approx) away.
Rail: Durgapur is the railway station on the Eastern Railway.
Road: Durgapur is connected by good motorable roads with Calcutta 176 kms (approx), Patna 374 kms, Asansol 50 kms, Shantiniketan 62 kms.
Local Transport: Taxis, City Bus services, Cycle Rickshaws are available.
Best season to visit Durgapur is between October and February..