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Durgapur, also known as the home of the Goddess Durga, is a major rice-trading center situated along the banks of Damodar River in West Bengal. In spite of a very uneven topography, this town is a major industrial center. Culturally rich, yet modern in its infrastructure, the town was designed by Joseph Allen Stein and Benjamin Polk. Travelers looking for a place influenced by western trends, modern cuisine and good entertainment will find Durgapur worth visiting as it perfectly meets their expectations.
For shopping enthusiasts, Benachity is an ideal place with quaint, charming merchant set ups. The city also has some big shopping malls, arcades, cinema halls and a myriad of eating joints.
Places of tourist interest include the Durgapur Barrage, Kumarmangalam Park and the Troika Park for children. Festivals like Durgapuja, Kalipuja, Rath Jatra, Id and Muharram are celebrated here with much vigor and color. Durgapur shows its visitors the many facets of modern India and industrialization.