Balurghat Airport is located 6 km (4 mi) from Balurghat, a city in West Bengal, India. The airport is currently not in operation .
During the World War II, a temporary airport was built by the British in Balurghat for military needs. In the next 50's, the Surekha Air Service started their flight from there and settled them permanently. But it was stopped during the India-Pakistan war
Balurghat is appreciated for its clean and unpolluted environment, along with its numerous picnic spots and dense forests. The major picnic spots in the town are Doghachii and Raghunathpur that are easily accessible from the town. The Balurghat Museum is another major tourist attraction, which features varied coins, artefacts, sculptures and ornamental stones.
Durga Puja, Kali Puja, Saraswati Puja and Biswakarma Puja are widely celebrated at Balurghat. Bolla Kali Puja is celebrated at Bolla, approximately 15 kilometres from Balurghat, in end-November each year.
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