Mukutmanipur is one of most beautiful place in Mukutmanipur is one of most beautiful place in West Bengal. Beside Kangsabati river the nature made this place with his own hand. You can take a good walk through the dam. The hotels are cheap and the most important the food is quite good. There are some shop beside the dam and their you can buy handcrafted things.
Weekend Trip to a Serene and Beautiful Place - Jewel of Bankura Mukutmanipur
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.
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.