The town of Bardhaman is located in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is the headquarters of the Bardhaman district. The town is situated on the banks of the Ajay River, a tributary of the Bhagirathi River. The town is a major railway junction and is connected to Kolkata and other parts of West Bengal by the Eastern Railway. The town is also connected to the rest of India by road. The town is known for its silk industry. The town is also home to the Burdwan Raj College, a major educational institution in West Bengal.