The lively banter and bustle on the busy streets with young scholars and industrial employees is the first thing you notice about Kharagpur. That is, in fact, the very essence of this populous Bengali city. But as you move along, the faint traces of an old temple town accompanied by the customary mythological tales, greet you. This somewhat dusty, yet scenic town is where the story of India’s foremost educational institution IIT began in 1951. The scenic location of Kharagpur, along with its rich blend of different cultures makes it all the more fascinating.
Among the many places of worship are Durga Mandir at Gole Bazar, Sitala Mandir at Puratan Bazar, Jama Masjid at Gole Bazar, Kanaka Durga Temple near Nimpura, Jagannath Mandir near Gate Bazar, a Gurudwara of Subhaspally and of Nimpura, Jalaram Temple at Jhapatapur. The biggest festival that is celebrated here is Durga Pooja concluded with Dussehra or Ravan Pora. If you want to experience the rich and vibrant Bengali heritage, it would be a good idea to plan your visit around this time.
Though it may not be among the most popular tourist destinations in India, there is so much to explore in Kharagpur. The esteemed institute IIT Kharagpur is also worth a visit. The institute’s annual book fair held in the month of January is worth a visit, especially for book lovers.
Like most Indian cities, Kharagpur is also connected with mythological legends that mark it as an important religious site. The Khargeshwar Temple, an old shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva is the most popular place of worship in the city. Kharagpur is also popular as a major industrial hub and can be visited for industrial tours. Despite its commercial development, the city continues to boast of scenic landscapes and beautiful views.
The OYO Hotel Experience In Kharagpur
The OYO hotels in this city are a delight with some large windows and fascinating views. Amenities such as a sitting area, AC, bed, 32-inch LED /LCD TVs, card payment facilities, power backup, free Wi-Fi, parking facility, CCTV cameras, and geyser are available at each hotel. They offer complimentary breakfasts and for other meals, you can order at the in-house restaurant or let the local eateries serve you deliciousness.
All the OYO hotels are present at convenient locations within the city like railway station, hospitals, and major tourist attractions in the city which ensures the best of comfort and convenience during your stay. The price of OYO hotels ranges from INR 400 to INR 1000 per night across different categories of hotels like OYO Rooms, Spot On, and Capital O. To get the best deals, it is always advisable that you make the booking in advance as the prices keep varying due to thee changes in demand. You can also filter and sort the hotels that welcome couples and guests with local IDs for a hassle-free check-in experience.
OYO hotels are a perfect abode whether you are traveling with your family, loved one or solo. With incredibly affordable prices, the OYO app also offers more discounts and offers. This dainty old town is where you can spend your next Dussehra holiday, away from the hustle of crowded travel destinations.