Mukutmanipur Tourism
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Mukutmanipur Tourism

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Mukutmanipur Info

  • State: West Bengal
  • Famous for/as: Waterfront
  • District: Bankura
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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Sudipta Mukherjee

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  • Sudipta Mukherjee
  • Lives in Kharagpur
  • 6 Reviews
  •  953 readers

"Weekend Trip to a Serene and Beautiful Place - Jewel of Bankura Mukutmanipur"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
In the month of May we as a family of 4 were planning to visit to any local place for 2-3 days. After much brainstorming we zeroed on the name Mukutmanipur for a visit in August 16. But due to some unfortunate incident we were unable to visit in August and got the same rescheduled in October 2, 3 and 4.
On 2nd October we boarded Rupashi Bangla Express from Kharagpur Station for Bankura, from where we took a cab for Mukutmanipur (Alternately Pick up can be arranged from Bishnupur, Bankura and Adra) by the resort or the hotel you decide to stay. As the cab were going towards Mukutmanipur from Bankura the roadside scenery was very nice. It took almost an hour and half to reach the Resort.
Upon reaching the resort and after going through the formalities(must carry photo identity of all members in the group) we were allot ed two rooms required for us. Rooms are of two types lake view/Garden View. We had booked for 1 lake View and 1 garden view but since we needed adjacent rooms we settled for two garden view rooms which are situated side by side.
That day we spent in resort roaming about and seeing the beauty of the nature. Just behind the resort there is the main attraction of the city I. E. The beautiful lake created by the dam on the River Kangsabati and Kumari.
Next morning we went for local sightseeing. We booked a car from the hotel and traveled along the road on the dam. A permission is required from DVC for travelling along the dam which will be taken care by the driver of the vehicle only.
The road which is constructed over the dam is not of good condition (repairing is on process) but the scenic beauty of the surrounding will not let you to bother anything. While travelling on the dam you shall find a place where you can get down and reach the water.
A Shiva mandir is there. The folklore is that these Shivlinga's was found during making of the dam. Also there is a new shed/place made called MUSHFIRAN, from where a beautiful view of the estuary (where two rivers meet) of Kangsabati and Kumari rivers can be seen. Also there is a nearby Amba mandir which is quite famous.
On the way from Mushfiran towards AMBA Ji Mandir two beautiful viewpoint is found from where you can have a wonderful view of the valley and the forest (This spot is looked best dieing monaoon). After the trip of two - three hours we returned back to the resort.
In the evening we started walking around our resort. We went towards backside of the resort and saw that another guest house of PHE department of State Government is coming up nearby. We also visited the lake nearby and saw an old man was fishing and few local children were playing on the outskirts of the lake.
Next morning after having breakfast we left for Kharagpur by a car booked from the resort.
It was a memorable tour for the weekend.
Any tour to these place is suggested to be done by a group of 8-10 or more people. Then the enjoyment will be better.
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Biswajit Payra

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  • Biswajit Payra
  • Lives in Contai
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  • 3 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  3169 readers

"Mukutmanipur - the place of gem of crown"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Mukutmanipur is famous for its natural beauty surrounding the Kangsabati dam. There is also a deer park, paresh nath mandir and a botanical park.
You should visit here atleast once though I'm sure you will come back again such a scenery it hold around its. The best thing about this place is that it bears an aura of loneliness which definitely will give you a relief from the crowd. The Kangsabati river coastal area has a great view waiting for the photographers to be explored.
For the food lovers don't forget to test local forest cock. For that you have to give order minimum 2 hr before in the local hotels situated there.
This place is not well collected to nearby city bankura. Try to take a single vehicle journey, don't plan your journey in few parts. It will be best if you take direct volvo bus to mukutmanipur from Kolkata.
This place is photographer's heaven so don't forget to carry your camera bag and powerbanks !!
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Sandipan Panda

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  • Sandipan Panda
  • Lives in Purulia
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  • 7 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  5417 readers

"Surperb place for a perfect weekend!"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted Feb 7, 2016
I am lucky that this place is just 17km from my house. You may be far away from this place but please visit it.. It will be total paisa vasool experience. Hard to find any cheap destination like this hotel fare from just 300 Rs in just 60rs lunch. Every night 2 buses operate from Dharamtala bus stand. Advance booking is suggested. Other option is train to Bankura and from there by bas(khatra route) or private cab. Take a boat ride from Muktmanipur to Preashnath mandir and after that deer park. Alternate route is by Toto to Pareshnath mandir and from there boat ride to opposite end for deer park. (cheaper one). Avoid 25 Dec 31st & 1 Jan due to high crowd and rates too very high during this time.
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Tisha Gupta

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  • Tisha Gupta
  • Lives in Bhongir
  • 2 Reviews
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"The best experience!"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jan 22, 2016
An awesome trip or I have the full right to stay that the most outstanding trip of my life ever experienced by me. I had loved my trip. In-fact I should tell everyone to choose this place for their short trips. My family was very very happy to come here and of course if they are happy then I am double times happier.
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Jony Nolan

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"The place is amazing-Mukutmanipur"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 30, 2015
Mukutmanipur has plenty of natural beauty with sal and piyal trees in arch shaped fashion. The place is a popular picnic spot and is very famous for places like Ajyodhya hills, water dam, etc. Also the close proximity of Bishnupur from the area has made it a great place to stay.
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Noor ali Molla

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  • Noor ali Molla
  • Lives in Kolkata
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  • 2 Reviews
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"Combination of jungle, dam and lake"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 26, 2015
Very good combination of jungle, dam and lake. Very quiet place for rest and relaxation, the lake side Peerless Resort may be excellent, room and lake site and garden are very good. Parking space available in resort and dam road is excellent for driving car. And enjoy lake on boating and jungle nearest.
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Narayan Nandi

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  • Narayan Nandi
  • Lives in Durgapur
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"A relaxing place for a short trip-Mukutmanipur"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Dec 19, 2015
Mukutmanipur is a relaxing place, it is very nice place. One can go for a short trip of 2 days. There was so many hotel for tourist and also the various food available. The visited places are Kangsabati Dam, Parasnath Hills, Banpukuria Deer Park and some small places. Overall it is a better place for travellers. We were staying for 2 days in Aparajita Hotel, a very nice hotel of good food. The scenic beauty of Mukutmanipur is very neat and clean. The overall experience is better.
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Agniva Basu

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"A place for relaxation- Mukutmanipur"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Nov 14, 2015
Mukutmanipur is a nice n soothing place to visit for a relaxing weekend, particularly during the monsoons. The chief attraction is the drive over the 14km long dam over the river Kangsabati. Enjoy the sunset while you relax by the river. The Deer Park is not that great but the journey in the boat is worth mentioning. A number of hotels are there close to the dam & are pretty cheap too. The roadside shops offer a good collection of decorative items to choose from. Lastly, I must say, a walk over the dam late afternoon will make your day. Nice place to visit all in all.
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Srimanta Kundu

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"The place was refreshing"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Aug 25, 2015
There was a big hill opposite of the dam and there is a temple and several hotel at the crown of the hill. Many shops are also there which have a lot of things for decorating the house. We saw there was a wonderful combination of water & mountain.
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Angshuman Banerjee

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  • Lives in Asansol
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"Enjoy water, wild and hill"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Sep 7, 2014
I travelled to Makutmanipur during winter with family. Very nice place to visit. Best place to stay West Bengal forest development corporation tourist lodge. Peerless inn is another place but expensive. Budget hotels are available around dam. Cheap road side hotel available for dinner and lunch around dam. Driving on the dam is exciting. Distance is 14 Km. Watch to deer park by boat is exciting. Deers are hard to see.Handicraft items are available in lots of stall near Dam. During peak season entry of private car is restricted on Dam. One have to hire Vano, van rikshaw with motor. Advance booking is necessary during season. Winter and monsoon are main seasons. Connecting road from Bankura to Mukutmanipur is good. One have to stay at least 2 days. During night view of Dam is exciting.
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  • 37 votes

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