The industrial town of Asansol is situated about 200 km from Kolkata. It is also a center of coal mining. Asansol houses plants and factories of many public sector undertakings including the steel complex (IISCO). The area is well-connected with road and rail. The Grand Trunk Road passes through this region. A large number of hotels are located there. Asansol Junction Railway Station serves this place.
Ranigunj, a renowned town for coal deposits, is located nearby.