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The city of Asansol is positioned in the district of Bardhaman, which forms a part of the Indian state of West Bengal. The city stands as the second largest in the state, after Kolkata, is famous as the hub of coal and mining industrial sector. This second largest city nestles on the Gondwana Rocks amid the two mighty rivers known as the Damodar and Ajay.

The city of Asansol is an urban agglomeration after the state capital, Kolkata and stands at the 39th position as the largest urban agglomeration in India. The city is believed to be holding a population of over 1 million. Possessing a large labor force, the city has fairly high per capita income, well organized educational institutes, good network of transport, several housing complexes etc.

According to the legends, the city of Asansol was initially inhabited by the Dravidian and Austroloids. It is also believed that it was also the centre of the Jain ceremonies and activities, somewhere around five hundred years back. Mahavira Vardhamana, the last Tirthankar of Jain religion is believed to have stayed here in the city for some time and carries out his religious activities. During the time of Mahavira Vardhamana, the district got its name as Bardhaman District.

Asansol travel and tourism is a popular among the Indian and foreign tourists alike and for that the Asansol tour packages are a perfect way of exploring the splendor of the destination in North-Eastern India.

General facts about Asansol
Location: North-East India
Altitude: 97 m
Language: Nepali, Bengali and Rangpuri
Climate: Cold and moderate
Major Attractions: Churulia, Durga Mandir, Panchet Dam, Chelidanga
Ideal Time to Visit: March to June

Tourist sightseeing in Asansol
There are many places to visit in Asansol such as the Satabdi Park and Nehru Park which make attractive picnic spots in the city. Another picnic spot which attracts the local visitors is the Joychandi Pahar. There are two famous dams that are located in a close proximity and these are the dams of Maithon and Panchet. In a close proximity to the Maithon Dam, there is a famous temple known as the Kalyaneshwari Temple. Other attractions in the city are Churulia, Durga Mandir, Panchet Dam, Chelidanga and Joychandi Hill.

Climate of Asansol
The summers here in the city of Asansol are hot and humid, with comparatively colder nights as it stands in a close proximity to the Bay of Bengal. Monsoon here is starts from the month of June and remains till the month of September. Then there is starts autumn season from October to November. This period is pleasant and makes an ideal season to pay a visit to the city. With November, the winter season starts taking its place of the frontage which remains here till the month of February.

How to reach Asansol

Asansol by Air: The nearest airport from the city is in Kolkata, further from where you can hire a bus, cab or taxi to reach the city. Another private airstrip is at Burnpur, which is suitable for small planes.

Asansol by Rail: Asansol has a well developed railway junction and is on the Howrah-Delhi track, which connects the city to many major cities of the country.

Aansol by Road: The city is connected with Grand Trunk Road NH 2, connecting it to the major cities of the country.

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