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Pritvi Kanchi

Pritvi Kanchi2.5/5

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A Trip to Bankura

I had been to Bankura by road in May 2016. Bankura is a must-visit in the tourism circuit of West Bengal. The must-visit attractions around Bankura include Susunia Hills, Gokulchand Temple and Mukutmonipur. Susunia Hills are located 21 kilometers from Bankura Town and is famous for its natural springs. This place is also famous for trekking trails. Gokulchand Temple is 64 feet tall and is surrounded by terracotta temples. Mukutmonipur lies under the confluence of the Kumari and Kangsabati rivers. This is the second earthen dam in India.

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Koushik Pal

Koushik Pal4.3/5

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Super for holiday

Recently I am working in Bosch. So I was staying in Coimbatore from last 1year. I came to Bankura for enjoying holiday with my childhood buddy. So total city is pollution free. And you have three and four restaurant as a option for lunch and diner. You can visit some beautiful place like Bishnupur, Mukutmonipur and etc .

Bankura Overview

Bankura is located some 185 kilometres from Kolkata, in the western side of Bankura district in the state of West Bengal in India. Bankura has Paschim Medinipure district lying towards the south, Bardhaman district in the north and Purulia district in the western side. River Damodar flows along the northern side of Bankura.

The town of Bankura is famous for its culture and tradition as well as local arts and crafts. Local architecture and terracotta art defines Bankura, especially the terracotta Bankura Horses which are terracotta figurines famous all over India. The place is synonymous with handicrafts. Apart from this, other forms of art like paintings and different genres of music have their roots in this region.

On the historical front, Bankura rose to prominence under the Malla kings who ruled over this area. Under the Mallas, Bishnupur, a town close to Bankura became an important centre for classical music and temple building.

It is here that the unique ‘Vishnupur Gharana’ was developed. During the medieval period, several poets of the region came in the limelight, among which Chandidasa, the creator of Shi Krishnakirtan is the most prominent. In Mahabharata, Bankura is often referred as Suhmobhumi.

The town of Bankura is known for its historical sites and other places of attraction. The Sidheswar Temple is very famous and receives huge number of devotees every year. Other than this, Bankura has tourist attractions like Beharinath and Susunia hills that offer a popular setting for outdoor touring, trekking and hiking.

Bishnupur, a town close to Bankura is famous for its temples decorated with terracotta figurines. Joyrambati, is another nearby destination, famous for the temple of Singha Bahani Devi. Not only temples, forests of nearby places also form an important part of the topography of Bankura. Jhilimili, located some 70 km from Bankura is one such forest that forms a popular attraction.

Other places of attraction in and around the town of Bankura include Koropahar, Durgapur barrage, as well as places like Panchmura, Mukutmanipur, ECO Park at Taldanga and Sutan among others.


Photos of Bankura

Biharinath Hill, Bankura

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Sumanta Chatterjee

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Bankura, West Bengal

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Banibrata Kundu

Bankura, West Bengal
Bankura, West Bengal

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Banibrata Kundu

Bankura, West Bengal

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