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Kharagpur

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Kharagpur is an industrial and railway township in Southwest Bengal.

Get in[edit]

The Kharagpur railway junction station.

By rail[edit]

  • Get down at 1 Kharagpur Railway Station.

By car[edit]

  • Reach Kharagpur via the NH 6 and NH 60 junction, known as "Kharagpur Chowringhee".

Get around[edit]

See[edit]

  • 1 Hijli Shaheed Bhawan (IIT old building). Known as Nehru Museum of Science and Technology.
  • 2 Indian Institute of Technology (IIT).
  • 3 Khargeshwar Temple, Inda.
  • 4 Balaji Mandir, Dhekeya, Malancha (Autorickshaws ply at regular intervals from Kharagpur New Bustand to Malancha. You can also take a postpaid or prepaid taxi from the taxi stand at the Kharagpur Railway station.), + 91 9093417426.
  • Kalaikunda Air Base.
  • Salua Air Base. Air base during WWII
  • 5 Railway Garden (BNR garden).
  • 6 Hijli eco park (deer park).
  • 7 Shri Jagannath Mandir (Jagannath Temple), Nimpura Road, beside Puja Mall (Big Bazaar) (Autorickshaws and totos ply up to Nimpura and Arambati at regular intervals. You can also hire a taxi from the taxi stand near Kharagpur Junction Railway Station), +91 322 646899.
  • Cossey riverside.
  • Gole Bazaar Durga Temple (Gole Bazaar Durga Mandir), Old Settelment, Opp. SERly. girls High Sec. School (You can either take a rickshaw or a toto from Kharagpur Railway Station). The Durga temple which was established in the early 2oth century by some Bengali people working in the Railways is famous for its glamorous Durga Puja and its popularity as a seat of culture throughout the city!
  • Balaji Vaikuntha Devasthanam (Balaji Mandir), Old Settlement (From K.G.P Railway Station you can reach there either by hiring a toto or by rickshaw. You can reach the temple in 10 minutes even if you walk.). It's a nice place for meditation with a very neat and clean premise. There are beautiful statues of Vishnu, Lakshmi, Shiva, Narasimha and other gods and goddesses.

Do[edit]

  • Campus Tour, IIT. 6 AM - 8 PM.
  • 1 Khargeshwar Temple. This is one of the oldest temples in the city, a Shiva temple, from which derives the name of the city Kharagpur.
  • 2 Hijli Eco Park (Deer park), Paschimpathri. 8AM - 4:30PM. It’s a famous picnic spot in winter. There is a small deer park inside.

Buy[edit]

  • Gole Bazar.
  • 1 Puja Mall (Big Bazar), Nimpura Road. 11AM - 9PM.
  • Gate Bazar.
  • 2 QED Mall, Malancha Main Road. 9AM - 10PM.
  • 3 Spencer's, Kaushallya. 9AM - 9PM.

Eat[edit]

  • The shanty restaurants in Bogda bus stand are always ready with cooked food, comprised of coarse rice, watery dal, etc. The owner will welcome you in such a fashion like that they have been waiting for you only for a long time with their culinary expertise.
  • More than 50 restaurants are present all over Kharagpur with delicious food.
  • Taaz biriyani, New Bus Stand. 11:30 AM to 11:30 PM.
  • Flavour, Nawab Conclave, Ground Floor, O.T Road, Ananda Nagar Colony, Inda. 11:00 AM to 10:30 PM.
  • Scrummys Kharagpur, OT Road, near Allahabad bank, Inda. 09:00 AM to 11:00 PM.
  • The Waldorf, Chota Tengra.
  • Momo Center Salua, SH 5, EFR,Salua, Salua.
  • Great Bengal Restaurant, NH 6, Saha Chowk, Malancha.
  • Hotel Capsicum, NH 6, Saha chowk.
  • Food City, 253/219, Malancha Road (opposite Axis Bank).

Drink[edit]

Mahua from Santhal women on the way to Bhosraghat.

  • Little Sisters Restaurant & Bar, Chota Tengra (near Puri Gate).
  • Hongkong Restaurant Cum Bar, No shooting Area, Kharagpur Local, Salua.
  • Havana Restaurant, Kaushallya.

Sleep[edit]

Connect[edit]

Cell phone coverage is excellent with all major mobile service providers offering their services in the city. The area dialing code for Kharagpur is 3222. From overseas dial +91 3222 XXX XXX, from within India dial 03222 XXX XXX. For mobile phones, dial +91 XXXXX XXXXX. Internet cafes are also available in plenty and charges between 10-25/hour.

Emergency[edit]

  • Police — ☎ 100
  • Fire — ☎ 101

Police stations[edit]

  • Kharagpur Town — ☎ +91 3222 255967
  • Kharagpur Local — ☎ +91 3222 227841

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