A wonderful and picturesque tourist destination, Burdwan is located in Eastern India of West Bengal state. It is also the headquarters of Burdwan district.
Burdwan is full of references to the religious, historical destinations and serene spots. Some of the famous tourist destination of the city includes Deer Park, Kankaleswari Kali, Christ Church, Sikh Gurudwara, Town Hall, Baroduari, Science Centre, Tomb of Sher Afgan, 108 Shiva Mandir and Burdwaneswar etc. The city is very famous as 'rice plate' due to its abundant rice production. The culture of Burdwan is a mix of a various customs and traditions.
- Famous For Historical, Religious
- Languages English, Hindi and Bengali
- Best Season October to March
- Weather Tropical type; Hot in summers, moderately cool in winters
- Postal Code 713101
- STD Code 0342
Most of the food served here is traditional Bengali cuisine along with Mughal dishes and food items. Most of the food here includes rice as it is the staple food of Bengal. Burdwan is also called the rice bowl of West Bengal and is the biggest producer of rice in the state. Along with vegetarian dishes, you will also find a variety of non-vegetarian dishes including chicken, mutton, fish and other seafood. Sitabhog and Mihidana are two famous sweets of Burdwan, introduced first in honor of the Raj family.
Best time to visit
The best season to visit Burdwan is the winter season. The temperature remains comfortable and is apt for visiting the monuments and other places of interest in Burdwan. The best months to visit are October, November, December, January, February and March.
The summers are hot and generally avoided by the tourists. The month of March marks the start of summer season and it lasts till June. During summer, temperature ranges between 34°C to 43°C.
Burdwan experiences monsoons between the months of July to mid September. Heavy rainfall is the characteristic of the season and light cotton clothes are just enough for the city weather.
The Month of October marks the start of winter season in Burdwan. Temperature ranges between 5°C to 21°C. Winters last till February in Burdwan. The temperature remains ideal to enjoy nature.