Mukutmanipur Tourism

Mukutmanipur Tourism

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Mukutmanipur is a popular weekend destination of West Bengal, barely about 270 km from Kolkata, via Bishnupur and Bankura.Though we reached the place from Purulia town of the state, which is about 80 km from Mukutmanipur(via Manbazar) in an wintry weekend of end November.It is noted for an eleven km long dam at the confluence of Kansai and Kumari rivers

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Fooding depends on the choice of ones place of stay, but apart from Peerless Resort, food is ordinary in other places and nothing to claim much in respect of their cullinary excellence.As regards shopping, there are some makeshift shops selling local artefacts, among those terracotta items of Panchmura(near Bisnupur) are worth mentioning.

Activities & things to do: Boating at the water enclosed by the dam is definitely a memorable experience.There is a deer park on the other side of the lake that can be reached by boat.A drive along the dam by ones private car or hired auto gives a fine overview of the vast panoramic beauty of the adjacent area.There is a Kali temple at Ambikanagar,3 km away, considered to be a holy place among the local people.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Mukutmanipur can be reached by ones own car, buses ply at regular interval from Kolkata.However, one can also take train upto Bankura, then take bus or hired vehicle for Mukutmanipur, which is 55 km away.Other nearby town is Purulia which is 80 km away.If u wish to visit Purulia after Mukutmanipur,u can plan accordingly.The place changes her attire according to the mood of the changing seasons of palash,rain and winter and caters to the eyes and mind of all who search for tranquility from their busy schedule for a while.
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Sahid Ally
  • Sahid Ally
  • 3 Reviews

"Excellent moment I witnessed"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
It is a nice weekend destination. I started my journey from Kolkata by road, in my car, and it was a lovely trip. The place is a wonderful combination of fountains and mountains. On one side the dam is huge with water gushing in and on the....... More
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Ashis Sarkar
  • Ashis Sarkar
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  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 3 Reviews

"Journey for Adventure"

  • Posted 9 months ago
As usual i traveled Mukutmanipur, West Bengal for the purpose of adventure by myself. It was a nice destination for weekend travel. I started my journey from konnagar, hooghly, WB with my family in the morning reached the mukutmanipur in the....... More
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Indrajit  Banerjee
  • Indrajit Banerjee
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  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 2 Reviews


  • Posted 10 months ago
Fantastic views. Wonderful combination of mountains waters etc. very well maintained locations. Huge dam. One side full of water and other side is the land. Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Not much restaurants Activities & things to do:....... More
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P Sengupta
  • P Sengupta
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  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 4 Reviews

"Best week-end tour with family"

  • Posted 1 year ago
Mukutmanipur is place where there is a dam on kangsabati river. for night staying resort can be booked or can return back. Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Sight seen is good. a nice....... More
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Ashish  Pathak
  • Ashish Pathak
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 3 Reviews


  • Posted 1 year ago
Its a amazing palace to visit, do visit it in a rainy season or winters Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Awesome Activities & things to do: Sight seeing, trekking and boating Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: FROM....... More
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Mukutmanipur Info

  • State: West Bengal
  • Famous for/as: Waterfront
Mukutmanipur is a town in Bankura district of West Bengal. It is located at the place where Kangsabati and Kumari rivers merge. The town is situated close to the border of Jharkhand. Mukutmanipur and the place Jhilimili nearby are the important centres for tourism in the region. The destination has the second biggest dam of India, which is the main tourist attraction of this town.

The dam, a giant water reservoir, was constructed in 1956. It is located about 12 km from Khatra town in the district of Bankura. The dam was constructed under the supervision of the then Chief Minister of Bengal, Dr Bidhan Ch. Roy, to provide irrigation facilities to 8,000 sq km of agricultural land. It is now a picnic spot and many people come to the lakeside to relax and spend time.

The dam is situated 55 km away from Bankura, and 2 kilometres away from the Bangopalpur Reserve Forest, which is home to a wide variety of species of flora and fauna. The whole place is surrounded with forests.

In Mukutmanipur, apart from the dam, there are many tourist spots, which make it an important place in West Bengal from the tourism point of view. The major tourist places in this city and surrounding area are Parashnath hill, Statue of Parashnath, Banpukuria Deer Park, Palace of King Raicharan.

Parashnath hill, considered as one of the most important pilgrimage centres of Jains, is the highest peak in this area at 1350 metres. The name of the hill was derived from the name of the 23rd Jain Tirthankara. It is the place where twenty of the twenty-four Jain Tirthankaras found salvation from life. The hills are located in Giridih district of Jharkhand.

Ambikanagar was an ancient town and pilgrimage centre of the Jains and the remnants of it are still available at a distance of 4 kilometres from the lake. The tribal handicraft of this place is also very famous. Local tribes use bamboo sticks and grass to make the craft.

The town is about 270 kilometres away from the city of Kolkata and 55 km from Bankura district. Taxis and trains are available to the destination. Kolkata Airport is the nearest airport, which is connected to all the major cities of India.

Bankura station is the nearest railway station, which is well connected to all the cities of India via Howrah. The best time to be here is between October to March, when the climate is mild and less humid.

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