16 Best Places to Visit In Asansol, Tourist Places & Top Attractions

Asansol, the city of brotherhood, is an industrial town. Mostly, people from the business class of all religions and cultures live here. There are many places to visit in Asansol. The cosmopolitan town has many places for spiritual and recreational activities. The hot and humid climate in summer makes it favorable to visit tourist places in winter. Everything You want to know about Asansol.

Places to visit in Asansol
Places To Visit In Asansol

Best Places To Visit In Asansol

Ghagar Buri temple

Ghagar Buri, located on the outskirts of Asansol, is the oldest temple of the city. Goddess Ghagar Buri is a form of Maa Chandi. The deities are worshipped in the temple in the form of three stones. The right-side black stone is Lord Shiva, the middle one is Maa Ghagar Buri, and on the left side is Maa Annapurna. 

Ghagar Buri Temple Asansol
Ghagar Buri Temple Asansol

Animal sacrifice to appease the deities is a general practice in the temple. The temple spans over a large area. One can buy the Puja items inside the temple premises. Food items such as Kachori, Jalebi, Alu Chop, Beguni, muri, sweets are available in refreshment shop. On Saturday, devotees can have Bhog(Khichdi Prasad) on the temple. There is also a temple of Radha-Krishna, Ram-Sita, Sai Baba, and Hanumanji.

Kalyaneshwari Temple

Located on the foothill of Maithon Hills, this ancient temple is 500 years old. Maa Kalyaneshwari is a form of Goddess Kali. Devotees believe that the Goddess Kalyaneshwari fulfills the wishes of childless women. People believe that the footprint imprints of Mother are still visible on the temple premises.

Maithon Dam

Maithon derived its name from Mai Ka Sthan, which means the place of Mother(Goddess Kalyaneshwari). It is one of the best places to visit in Asansol. The dam is located on a picturesque landscape amidst a beautiful lake and beautiful green forests. The distance from Asansol station is around 40 Kms. The dam is built over a large lake. 

Maithon Dam Asansol
Maithon Dam Asansol

Tourists can avail boating facilities or enjoy a walk in the beautiful green forests around the lake. It is an ideal picnic spot and full of tourists from Jharkhand and Bengal during winters.

Nehru Park

A German general manager of IISCO steel plant, Burnpur, named F.W.A.Lahmeyer, laid out the park. Hence, it is also famous as Lahmeyer or Lamiah Park. Located on the banks of river Damodar, Nehru park has a beautiful garden and walkways. It is certainly one of the top places to visit in Asansol.

Nehru Park Burnpur
Nehru Park Burnpur

The musical fountain operates on weekends and Thursdays. During winters, it becomes a popular picnic spot. Visitors avail boating on the big pond inside the park. This place is ideal for pre-wedding, maternity, and baby photoshoots.

Asansol Cofee House

This newly opened chain from the renowned Coffee house from college street Kolkata has become the pride of Asansol. The interior is grand, and the prices of snacks are comparatively low for such an excellent ambiance.

Asansol Coffee House
Asansol Coffee House

 Nice cultural Bengali music in the background changes the whole aura of this place. This beautifully decorated place is ideal for spending time with family and friends.

Panorama Water Park

This amusement cum water park is located on the Chittaranjan - Neamatpur Road. You can have fun with lots of amazing rides. Kids enjoy the water park a lot. It also has a horror house, Mask Garden and Children Garden.

Kazi Nazrul Islam House

Churulia, the village of the national poet of Bangladesh, Kazi Nazrul Islam, is located around 20 Kms from the Asansol station. Nazrul Academy, the museum has preserved the belongings of the rebel poet. Many of his handwritten poems, clothes, personal belongings, and rare pictures are on display.

Churulia Kazi Nazrul Islam village
Churulia Kazi Nazrul Islam Village

Nazrul had received the Jagattarini Gold Medal, the highest honor for his work in Bengali literature and Padma Bhushan. One can see his medals in the museum. Nazrul died in Bangladesh.

Bari Maidan

This religious place at the heart of Burnpur city has an idol of almost all Hindu Gods and goddesses. It is an important hub for the people of Burnpur and the center of attraction of this town. People sit on adda in the spacious courtyard of the premises.

It is also an excellent place for an evening family walk. Kids can also play in the spacious temple premises. Devotees attend the morning and evening puja, done with great vigor and energy by the temple priest. We can bring children as it has a spacious courtyard too.

Satabdi Park

The park is situated at the heart of the city near the Asansol bus stand. Although it is a children's park, there are hardly any fun activities available for kids. Park is a great place to hang out with loved birds. Do not visit this place with family and friends.

Spandan Recreation Park 

This small but lovely children's park is for the kids of that area. Your kids can enjoy a train ride, horse ride, mickey mouse jumping, see-saw, and boating. This neat and clean park is better for kids to spend time in the evening.

Galaxy Mall

This Multi-level shopping mall features a food court, 3-screen movie theater Eylex, supermarket & gaming arcade. The mall is good for shopping as it has a lot of high brand stores to spend your valuable time. In this mall, you will get everything that you want. Many gaming options are there for children and adults. Mall has KFC, Domino's, Big Bazar, Reliance Digital & several branded showrooms.

Sentrum Mall

This Spacious mall located in the Sristi Nagar township area provides a lovely ambiance for family and friends. The Sentrum mall facilitates a large and open parking lot. Mall construction is still going on, and many shops are not occupied yet opened, but overall the availability of things is higher than in the local market. 

Sentrum Mall Asansol
Sentrum Mall Asansol

The movie tickets are low-priced too. The exotic garden area in front of the mall is an advantage, where people can sit and relax. You can enjoy a beautiful time over there in the evening.

Chandrachur Mandir

It is an ancient Shiva temple. Devotees visit this temple for the fulfillment of wishes. There is a small pond nearby where devotees take a dip and come to the temple taking Dondi.

Ramkrishna Mission Ashram

It is the most serene place in the city, surrounded by natural beauty. In the Ashram shrine, priests worship Sri Ramakrishna, Maa Sharada, and Swami Vivekananda. 

Ramkrishna Mission Asansol
Ramkrishna Mission Asansol

One can spend their evening in the peaceful environment of Ashrama by doing meditation or take part in Aarti with the monks.

Sacred Heart Church

The beautiful Sacred Heart church of Asansol was built in 1875 by the British Railway Company.

The church's fa├žade, made entirely of red brick, exudes a beautiful old-world charm and elegance. It is a major center of worship for the Catholics in Asansol. The church is decorated on special occasions such as Christmas and Easter.

Restaurant on the Wheels

The initiative by Eastern Railway Asansol Division to convert the two old train coaches into pleasant restaurants is the first of its kind. The restaurants' Chai Chun and WoW Bhojan are just outside the Asansol Railway Station. 

Chai Chun Asansol
Chai Chun Asansol

Chai Chun provides snacks items, and Wow Bhojan is for fine dining. The lovely ambiance of the place has made it popular among the locals.

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