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Bankura

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Bankura is a city in Rarh in India.

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Well connected to Durgapur (45km) by road. Private and state transport buses are most convenient.

From Howrah (Kolkata), trains like Rajdhani Express (Bhubaneswar Rajdhani), Rupasi Bangla, Purulia Express, Chakradharpur Passenger, Samarsata Express (Howrah to LTT)-(Bi-weekly) are available. Puri Express( Puri-New Delhi), BaidyanathDham Express (Patna-Puri), Guwahati-Puri Express also run via Bankura. Passenger trains like Tatanagar-Kharagpur, Asansol-Kharagpur connect Bankura with major railheads in this region.

Buses run between Kolkata and Bankura. Regular bus services are also available for Malda, Siliguri, Purulia, Medinipur, Kharagpur, Tatanagar, Ranchi etc.

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  • Susunia hill is quite popular as trekking spot both inside & out side of Bankura district. It is also an important tourist spot for the people who visit the place to see "Dhara" (Natural Spring) & Silialipi
  • Biharinath Hill is on the north of Saltora Block, tallest in the district (448 metre) stands guard on the north-western edge, a famous place of tourism and at the foot of the hill a small tank mesuring 0.50 ha. can be accommodated with a anglins facilities for recreation of the touring people near by a temple
  • Mukutmonipur - The second biggest earther Dam of India, Mukutmonipur is 55Km away from Bankura District Head Quarter and situated in the confluence of river Kangsabati and Kumari. Green forest surround the vast bluish tract of water, Hillocks are essentially a dream come here. The place is very much famous for its superb natural beauty. The undulating terrain along the southern edge of the Kangsabati Water Reservoir spreads as a three-dimensional necklace of green and Terracotta colour. The stand-till water of the reservoir look like a large blue tinted glass mirror reflecting the vast expanse of sky over it. The vastness of the lake stretches as far your eye can reach. The view of the sunset with the lake on the four ground is breath taking . You must also experience the moonlit night around the reservoir . The surface of the static water turns into a shiny silvery plate gifted by God.
  • Jhilimili is situated 70 Km away from Bankura Town of us beauty of an undisturbed dense natural forest. A travel from Ranibund to Jhilimili offers a wonderful exposure to spectacular forest of varying heights on both sides on the route, and finally reaching Jhilimili mounted on the top of a hillock. The sparkle of micaceous soil adds to the beauty of the environment.

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  • Mukutmonipur- Jhilimili circuit has become the most attractive tourist site in Bankura District. Another great historical place Betur is situated here. Here Betaitola (which is 1200 years old) and Dhamsadanga (King Asoka had erected a stupa here; later the stupa was removed to a unknown place) is situated here. One can travel from Bardhaman to rasulpure more, can reach Betur by local rickshaw, it is only 5 km. Otherwise across the Bankura-Rainagar BDR raiway track one can find Betur as a station. Betur is also known as a hiding place for independence activists. A number of Swadeshi followers were arrested from Betur village.

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  • Bankura is terracota country. Not are there artictically designed terracota panels on temple walls, some depicting Ramayana and Mahabharata themes, but simple terracota items as wall plates and ash trays are readily available. The famous Bankura horse, now the symbol of Indian handicrafts, is available in various sizes, ranging from less than a feet to around three feet tall. With mounting tourist demand wood-carved versions are also available.
  • Bishnupur baluchari saris are wonderfully handcrafted.

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  • Bankura has its own sweetmeat speciality - mecha sandesh which is available better at Beliator.

Another popular sweet PERA,which is available at Chatna.

There are a few but good resturants like Hotel Saptarshi(Lalbazar), Saptaparna (Chandmaridanga), Temptation (Katjuridanga) where all kinds food are available at a cheap price.

The most popular drink is Mahua which is available in plenty in the hilly area of bankura , speciafically on th ewestern side of Bankura .

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