The district of Purba Bardhaman is predominantly agricultural area. It is called "rice plate" of Bengal for its abundant agri-fields and huge production of rice. In tourism scenario, the district of Purba Bardhaman in the state of West Bengal has great potential. The District is commonly known for its technological marvels of the Meghnad Saha Planetarium, the Krishnasayer ecological park or sophisticated Burdwan Science Centre. But there are many sites in the district enriched for their historical, cultural, religious importance or scenic beauty or as birds sanctuary or hot spring etc.
Of late "Chupichar" an abandoned course of river Ganga in Purbasthali-ll Block in Kalna Sub-Division has become a natural sanctuary of migrated birds of rare and common species. Flocks of teals, storks, gulls etc. come in every winter in the cluster of riverine isles and ox bow on the course of river Ganga.
Tourist destinations along with there locations, connectivity are as follows.
|Tomb of Sher Afgan, subject of Akbar the Great & Kutubuddin, Subedar of Bengal. (Burdwan Municipality)|
|Tomb of Khwaja Anwar, the famous Mughal Warrior. (Burdwan Municipality)|
|The temple Goddess Kali, associated with the famous devotee poet Kamalakanta. (Burdwan Municipality)|
|A building of Archeological interest built in the early 18th century by Murshidkuli Khan, the then Subedar of Bengal. (Katwa Municipality)|
|The Idol of Lord Siva in the temple is of definite archeological interest, and believed to be of the Pal Age.(Mangalkote Block)|
|Temple of presiding Goddess Siddheswari Ambika, surrounded by Siva Temple. Famous for Terracotta works.(Kalna Municipality)|
|Built by Brajakishori , mother of Kirtichand , notable for its Teracottaworks. (Kalna Municipality)|
|A beautiful lake & park adjacent to Burdwan University with an
aquarium, boating facilities and other attreations.
|A big and beautiful lake excavated by queen Brajakishori in the heart of the Town. (Burdwan Municipality)|
|A historical Monument constructed by Maharaja Bijoychand of Burdwan to welcome Lord Curzon, the then Viceroy of Bengal at the entrance of Burdwan Town Now Known as Bijoy Toran. (Burdwan Municipality)|
|A Planetarium of International Slandard , one of the best in Asia near
the University Complex, Golapbag.
|A Science Museum of Excellence standard near the Burdwan University Complex , Golapbag. (Burdwan Municipality)|
|The village resembles a fort and it is believed that the famous Naihati Fort was situated here. Noted for its 500 year old fair.(Ketugram -II Block)|
|At the confluence of rivers Ajoy and Kunur, Ujani, believed to be the Capital of Vikramaditya is todays Kogram. The Dhanapati Saudagar of Chandimangal fame also used to stay here. A temple of Goddess Chandi can also be seen here. Believed to be one of the Satipiths (Mangalkote Block)|
|A palace of the Mahara of Burdwan still attracts a large number of visitors by its grandeur. The Lalji Mandir , Pratapeswar Deul and Krishnachandraji Temples inside the complex attract tourists. (Kalna Municipality)|
|A cluster of reverine isles and oxbow spread across 20 Sq KMs on the meandering course of river Ganga. Nearly 73 species of migratory birds arrive in winter and stay upto month march.|
|The palace of the Maharaja of Burdwan ,presently used by the University. (Burdwan Municipality)|
|Believed to be the Head Quarters of Sasanka, the king of Gour, formerly known as Karna-Suvarna, here lies the Kankaleswari The deity resembles a human Skeliton. (Burdwan Municipality)|
|The beautifully constructed temple resembles the Orissa pattern of Rekh temples and is believed to be constructed in the 10th century. (Memari - I Block)|
|The native village of Kasiram Das the noted Bengali translator of the Mahabharata. (Katwa-II Block)|
|Temple of the deity Sarbamangala presiding Goddess of the Burdwan Raj. Believed to have been found from the Sandbed of river Damodar. (Burdwan Municipality)|
|Constructed by Ajim-us-San, Grand Son of Aurangzeb, who was appointed as Subedar of Bengal, in the last part of the 17th Century. (Burdwan Municipality)|
|A Siva Temple where huge body of Siva Idol has been housed. There is saying that Chand Sadagar Worshipped this Siva Idol. (Burdwan Municipality)|
|A complex comprising of 108 deities of Lord Siva housed in 108
temples in picturesque surroundings , a beautiful garden and a lake , constructed by
Maharani Bishnu Kumari.
(Burdwan - I Block)
|Tomb of Syed Md. Bahaman a contemporary of Syed Allauddin Hossain Shah. The adjacent Dorga is very popular to all communities. (Ausgram-II Block)|
|The temple of Goddess Chandi in the village attracts many tourists . it is locally believed that it is one of the 51 SatiPiths. (Memari- I Block)|
|A Baishnab Temple believed to have been visited by Sri Chaitanya and Keshab Bharati.(Katwa Municipality)|
|The Ashrama is believed to have been visited by Jagai & Madhai, the two disciples of Sree Chaitanya, and the Akhanda Kirtana there is reportedly continuing for more than 50 years. (Katwa Municipality)|
|A center of Baishnab Culture famous for congregation of Bauls
every Baisakh. A temple of Khandeswari the presiding Goddess of the village also exists.
|Associated with Gouranga Mahaprabhu and famous for its Gopinath temple. (Katwa Municipality)|
|Srinibas, believed to be the 2nd incarnation of Chaitanya is stated to have lived here. The relics of his Sadhanpith can still be seen. This temple houses several wooden and stone idols. (Katwa Municipality)|
|A big banyan tree on the Dainhat Krishnanagar Road worshipped for centuries by people from far and near. (Katwa -II Block)|
|Gnandas the noted Baishnab poet was born in Kandra. His place of worship in the village still attracts large number of devotees from all over the country. (Ketugram-I Block)|
|A temple of Attahas, the Goddess of Sakti cult, also known as Fullora Attahas. Believed to be one of the 51 SATIPITHS. (Ketugram-II Block)|
|Another of the Satipiths, famous for its Yogadya and Siva
temples. Also famous for its fair in Baisakh.
|Mahapravu is believed to have come to Kalna and the place where he stayed is known as Mahapravu Tala. There is a Gouranga Temple believed to have been built under instructions of Mahapravu.(Kalna Municipality)|
|Just opposite the Raj Bari is the 109 Siva temple built by Tej Chandra Bahadur in 1809. There are 74 temples in the outer circle and 34 in the inner. One another temple is outside the circles .(Kalna Municipality)|
|A beautiful temple was built by Lakshmi Kumari, Mother of Tilakchand in 1752. (Kalna Municipality)|
|Built bu Tulsidevi, companion of the consort of Tilakchand. (Kalna Municipality)|
|A noted Baishnab Centre. There are idols of Radha, Krishna , Kanai and Balai, and lord Siva. Also famous for a fair. (Kalna -I Block)|
|Rakhalraj is the most worshipped deity here. The wooden idol of Radhakanta is housed in a beautiful temple. (Kalna -II Block)|
|A 700 year old temple of Goddess Tarakshya, where the idol of the Kamale-Kamini style evokes curiosity. (Kalna Monteswar)|
|This village is stated to be one of the hide-outs of the Pandavas during their Agyatbasa has a very old temple with idols of the Pandavas. There also exist three Siva Temples. (Galsi-I Block)|
|The capital of King Mahindranath around the 11th century. The remains of Fort can be seen here. (Ausgram-II Block)|
|Relics of Chalcolithic age dating back to 2nd millennium BC in
the valley of River Ajoy (Near Bhedia).