National Institute of Technology Durgapur

राष्ट्रीय प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान दुर्गापुर

(An Institute of National Importance under Government of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development)
Mahatma Gandhi Avenue, Durgapur 713209, West Bengal, INDIA
Durgapur City

How to reach Durgapur

By Air

The nearest domestic airport is Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport. The airport is roughly 17 km from Main entrance OF NITDGP. The nearest international airport is Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport in Dum Dum, Kolkata.

By Rail

Durgapur is connected to all the major stations of the country by express, super-fast and passenger trains. Durgapur railway station is roughly 9 km from Main entrance OF NITDGP.

By Road

Durgapur is well connected by road with all the major cities of the country. It is situated on NH 2 and SH 9 also passes through the city.

Weather in Durgapur

Durgapur experiences a somewhat transitional climate between the tropical wet and dry climate of Kolkata and the more humid subtropical climate further north. Summers are extremely hot, lasting from March to the middle of June, with average daily temperatures near 32 °C. They are followed by the monsoon season with heavy precipitation and somewhat lower temperatures. Durgapur receives most of its annual rainfall of around 52 inches during this season. The monsoon is followed by a mild, dry winter from November to January. Temperatures are quite moderate, with average daily temperatures near 20 °C. There is a short autumn at the end of October and a short spring in February, both of which have relatively moderate temperatures of around 25 °C.

What to Eat in Durgapur

Durgapur city has numerous wonderful and awesome restaurants. The popular cuisine of those restaurants consists of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes.

Places to see in Durgapur

The city of Durgapur attracts tourists for its varied constructions, which reflect the history of the place. Some of the best tourist destinations are Durgapur Barrage, Troika Park, Garh Jungle , Ram Mandir, Deul Park, Bhabani Pathak's Tilla , The Junction Mall etc. amid a number of tourists attaractions.

Durgapur - The Tale of the city

History has it that the area which is present day Durgapur was earlier ruled by the Mauryas and the Guptas. Later Harshavardhan came and reigned supreme followed by the Mughals. Durgapur is Geographically on the border so it could have been anywhere along the two states on the borders of which it lay. The region of Durgapur was always covered with dense forests and wild animals. Thus, no emperor really had the interest to surge through these verdant expanses and conquer the place. During the 18th century, the areas of Ranigunj and Asansol gained importance for their coal treasures. The mid nineteenth century saw Durgapur getting its railway lines. In those days, Durgapur was the station where few trains halted and where people carried lanterns in the night. The jungle area of Durgapur was ruled by Ichhai Ghosh and Bhabani Pathak. Those days there were barges which used to carter the coal to Damodar River. AT that point of time in history the River Damodar was very navigable. Durgapur was erstwhile ruled by the Bardhaman Raj. A firman from the Mughal Emperor Mir Kassem, controlled the Bardhaman Raj. In 1760 after the Battle of Plassey the Mughals gave Medinipur, Chittagong and Durgapur to the Bardhaman rule and they continued to rule the region. There are archaeological excavations where there are many stone tools that have been found belonging to the year 5000BC. It is believed that hunters from the pre historic era used this. In the late fifties, the Chief Minister of Bengal was the versatile Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy. He founded the city of Durgapur.

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