Mukutmanipur Tourism

Mukutmanipur Tourism

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  • 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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Mukutmanipur Traveller Reviews

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Srimanta Kundu

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"The place was refreshing"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
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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"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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Indranil Chakraborty

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  •  30 helpful votes
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"A nice weekend getaway"

  • 6/7
  • Posted Aug 21, 2014
This place is has a dam, river, hills and jungle. This place is about 56 km from Bankura town. Jhilmili,deer park, ambika nagar, shiva temple and mukutmanipur dam You can visit. You can take bath in kansabati river and enjoy there. It is a place where you can go in weekend to relax. Either you can go by road or you can take the railway but from bankura you have to take the road way to reach Mukutmanipur.
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Sahid Ally

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"Excellent moment I witnessed"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Jan 22, 2014
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 other side it's land. The location is awesome and very good for photography. You can be a part of boating and stay at various resorts located nearby.
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Ashis Sarkar

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"Journey for Adventure"

  • Posted Aug 2, 2013
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 afternoon. On the way i experienced the dense forest near joypur, nakajuri, bisnupur range and finally the 18 km long dam. I have visited several dam but this was the best. The beauty of dam can be enjoyed staying at the govt guest house or any private hotel. I got my accommodation at the hotel 'Aparajita' with the fair rent. the room was excellent, food was good but little costly, however the parking and all other aspect was good. I will suggest everyone to travel this place in the monsoon, the place is very neat and clean and peaceful.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: No other good restaurants is available.

Activities & things to do: One can enjoy the boat ride to reach the dear park and jungle safari.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: From Kolkata you can catch the bus/train for bisnupur, then take a car or bus for Mukutmanipur. Do not forget to take mosquito coil, torch light. Be careful after evening because there is fear for snake on the road usually in the evening, use torch light to avoid this danger.
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Indrajit  Banerjee

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  • Posted Jun 24, 2013
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: Boating

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Train to bankura station. Then to take a car.
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P Sengupta

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"Best week-end tour with family"

  • Posted Feb 2, 2013
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 travel on boat to a deer park and a temple. view from temple is very good.

Activities & things to do: Boating on river

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: From Bankura station by car or by bus you can reach mukutmanipur.
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Ashish  Pathak

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  • Posted Jan 7, 2013
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 kolkatta u haver to come to bankura via train or road, from bankura its a 40 km drive to a town called khatra and from there its another 8kms
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Aditi Chakraborty

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"Weekend at Mukutmanipur"

  • Posted Apr 15, 2012
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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"Wonderful beach"

  • Posted Feb 14, 2012
The beach there is so wonderful. The view is just so serene and wonderful.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: The beach is itself so beautiful. Loads of option for food.

Activities & things to do: Not much.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: By train or Car.
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