Balurghat is the headquarters of the DakshinDinajpur district of West Bengal in India.Balurghat is located near the border area of India and Bangladesh, Hili. This place is just 25 Km from the city.

Balurghat city is surrounded by forest. The presence of this forest area in the region gives way to the several beautiful picnic spots. Many locals as well as tourists enjoy being in the lap of nature at these picnic spots. Two popular picnic spots of the town are; Doghachii and Ragunathpur. River Atrayee runs from the heart of the city enhancing the beauty of the town further.

Balurghat is a distribution centre in northern West Bengal. The main goods traded here include rice, jute, sugar cane, and oilseeds.

Durga Puja and Kali 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.