Nestled beautifully in the Gangetic plains, Birbhum in West Bengal is a wonderful destination to visit. The city is bordered by river Ajay on the South and is one of the three administrative divisions of the State.
Birbhum City Guide is incomplete without a mention of its rich cultural heritage and industrial significance. Birbhum serves as a home to the famous and historically significant University, Visva Bharati, established by Rabindranath Tagore at Santiniketan. Some of the prominent attractions of the city are Santiniketan, Sriniketan and Ballabhpur Wildlife Sanctuary. Birbhum is distinguished for its cultural heritage and unique topography which is quite different from the other districts in West Bengal. It is also called as "The land of Red soil” due to the presence of fertile alluvial soil.
Birbhum is a key centre of cottage industries in West Bengal. Some of the distinguished forms of cottage industries of Birbhum include: Textile and locally harvested tussar silk, kantha stitch, jute works, batik, macramé. The major industries in Birbhum are: Agriculture-based industries, arts and crafts, textiles and forestry.