(Last Updated on : 04/09/2017)
Kharagpur is a beautiful town in Munger District
. It is known as Industrial Notified Area (INA) in Bihar
. Kharagpur derived its name from the name of an old temple of Lord Shiva
known as Khargeswar. Kharagpur is a town and one of the 9 blocks in Munger district. This Place is in the boundary of the Munger District and Banka District
is the local language
Location of Kharagpur
The city is located at 25 degree and 07 minutes north and 86 degree and 33 minutes east. It has got an average height of 48 metres.
Geography of Kharagpur
Kharagpurs geographical area is about 1419.7square kilometres and accounts for 3.3% of Bihar. Located in 25.381 degree North 86.465 degree east, Kharagpur is situated at an elevation of 48 metre above sea level.
Climate of Kharagpur
Kharagpur has a sub tropical type of climate
. The highest temperature in summer reaches to 37.9 degree and in winters it reaches to 23.5 degree. The average rainfall of Kharagpur is 1146 mm.
Tourism in Kharagpur
Kharagpur Munger has remained a historically wealthy place with miscellaneous culture and tradition. It is one of the renowned tourist destinations of Bihar. Bhimbandh Wildlife Sanctuary
is spread over an area of 682 square kilometres and is a tourist attraction also. Situated at the top of Kharagpur hills, it houses a variety of animals
like wild boar
, panther, van murgi, nilgai, tiger, chital and sambhar with perfect settings. Kharagpur is best known for a large reservoir constructed by Maharaja of Darbhanga District
. It is formed by a damp built, two miles west of Kharagpur across the Man River. This is at this point debauches through a narrow gorge in the hills.
The majestic Munger fort attracts a number of tourists for its interesting architecture
which replicates the different influences that repeats past magnificence of the place. It is located on the banks of river Ganges
. Rameshwar Kund
is also a tourist destination and is located on the northwest corner of the Kharagpur Lake. During the Muslim
attack, one of the Generals camped at this place and dug the soil for water and by chance, a hot water spring came out.
Visiting information of Kharagpur
There is no railway station
close to Kharagpur in less than 10 kilometres. Jamui Rail Way Station, Chaura Rail Way Station are the railway stations reachable from nearby towns. However, Bhagalpur Rail Way Station is major railway station 50 kilometres near to Kharagpur.