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Madhupur is a city in Deoghar district of Jharkhand. It is considered a health resort because the water there is said to cure many stomach and digestion ailments. Historically, there were many notable people, particularly from Bengal, who owned a house in Madhupur and lived there for long periods whenever they could. Amongst them were Sir Asutosh Mookerjee. His younger son, Uma Prasad Mookerjee, the writer famous for his travel books spent time there. Their house Ganga Prasad Bhaban is still there. Earlier Deoghar district was part of Santhal Parganas. The place has lost its earlier popularity but people still visit.

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By rail[edit]

Madhupur is 294 km (via main line) from Howrah. It is on the Howrah-Delhi main line. There is a branch line from Madhupur to Giridih (32 km away). Vidyasagar (Karmatanr), associated with the memory of Pandit Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar, is 24 km from Madhupur on the main line towards Kolkata. For timings etc. check with Indian Railways [1]. The famous movie "Chit Chor" starring Amol Palekar and Zareena Wahid and directed by Basu Chattarjee, has the town of Madhupur as its setting.

Get around[edit]

Cycle rickshaws and tongas are available for local transport, and you can find a car or taxi easily.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Bahanno Bigha
  • Kapil Math
  • Sonar bungalow, good collection of roses
  • Baba Nayak Dham, Ganjobari
  • Kali temple at Pathrol
  • Kali temple at Fago, 4 km towards south
  • Bakolia jharana ..
  • Lal Babu place must see (Bankey Lal or B.Lal), opposite Madhupur police station. • In Madhupur,Mr.Lal Babu alias Mr.Bankey Lal is a famous personality and social worker.Mr. Lal Babu shifted from Benaras (Moghal sarai) to Madhupur in 1957.After seeing abject poverty of Tribals and Scheduled caste community,he started social work in Madhupur.He organised Harijan Kalyan Parishad to sort out the issues related to poor prople.To focus specific problems,He also started a Dalit Kalyan Samiti.Under these social organisations as president,he sorted out some old problems by holding Lok Adalat every sunday.He was assisted by Prof.Ram Tapswi,Madhupur College,B.Ram,Secretary ASI/GRP/Madhupur. Mr.B.lal was also nominated as Member Bonded Labour Committee by the District Commossioner/Deoghar for six years.He motivated Rich people not to exploit poor one.This movement gained populrity without any bloodshed and peacefully. • He arranges inter caste and inter religion marriages by keeping all communities in harmony. • He lives at Madhupur Thana Road.He is blessed with three daughters and four sons.His Eldest Daughter Late Shakuntala was married with Mr.Ram Charan,a Chief Electrical Engineer in Anpara.Second Daughter is married with Late Ram Pratap who was Sr.Geologist in REC.Third daughter Mrs.Punam is married with Dr. Ram Awadh,CMO in UP state. • His eldest son is Mr. Vijay kumar IRTS- Retired as CCM/NR and resides in NOIDA , • Second son is Mr.Ajay Kumar .He is an actor,director and playwright. • Third son Mr.Sanjay Kumar is Law graduate and Running Angan Regency Hotel at Madhupur. • Fourth Son is also in Indian Railways as ERC/Renukoot. At present Mr. Lal Babu is heading an National NGO Named SHE (self help en masse) web site is ‘sheworld.org’ his contact no. is 08877020747.  edit

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Subrata Nandi.  edit
  • Angan Regency Hotel, Madhupur Thana Road (Opposite Police Station), +919122392612. 24. Angan Regency Hotel is located in the heart of the city which is oppossite Madhupur Thana.Its less than half km from Madhupur Railway Station.Very airy rooms available.Meeting hall is also available. Banquet Hall for Wedding and Functions are available.Veg. and Non. Veg Ethnic and Continental meals.24 hrs coffee shops with snacks opened.Sight Scene arranged.Doctors and Medicine is available round the clock. Contact Person: Mr.Sanjay Kumar 600.  edit


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The place is famous for its glorious Loha Shaka Pala (Bangles used in weeding).You can buy the famous Santhal handicrafts, garments, paintings and other hand made ethnic things,cheap at its best. Try to make friday part of your visit, it is the local 'haat baar' or market day when all the artisans from surrounding villages come and sell their ware. Good picks among them are hand beaten iron gardening equipment, hand beaten kadai wok. One more cute thing is a baby cooking toy kit made of burnt or sun dried clay. they come in various sizes and complexities complete with a packaging of a closed date leaf basket. Very nice gift except that the kid who you want to impress may not really appreciate it as it fails to compete with today's glinting plastic monster trucks with LED s flashing.

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Famous for Bengali Sweets in particular Chandrakala, Kaju Barfi, Cham Cham and many more. The Rabari is supposed to be famous, and many have praised the local Chat, as a must try. Bardhamaan Mishtanno Bhandar is a must if you have a sweet tooth, The chanar moorki or Sweet cottage cheese nuggets and kachori sabzee are way out. If you are staying in one of those holiday homes then the mishti walla will visit you in the morning with home made sweets. You can't miss him he carries a bnaak which is a bamboo shoulder bar with ropes carrying 3 vessels on each side. Most holiday homes are equipped with basic cooking arrangements. Mostly all daily needs will come home like milk vegetables fish chicken etc

Drink[edit][add listing]

Famous for its Lassi (A drink made by curd andsugar). The Sattu Sharabat is very tasty and healthy, but can only be found during the summer.

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Holiday Homes are normally places of stay where one has to arrange for one’s own food. It is generally meant for members only but some of them allow others to stay on payment when vacancies are available. Non-employees of the organisation can check if place is available.

  • Howrah Municipal Corporation Staff Recreation Club Holiday Home, Howrah contact telephone +91 33 2660 3211.
  • Bengal Motion Pictures Employees Union Holiday Home, Kolkata contact telephone +91 33 2246 9622.
  • The University of Calcutta Holiday Home at Bahanna Bigha. The house was donated by Dr.H.C. Mookherjee, the first Governor of West Bengal. There are four rooms. The rent of the rooms at first floor are Rs.300/-per room, and the ground floor rooms are available at Rs.240/ per room. Contact:(033)2241-0071/4984-Extn:282.

There are several guest houses costing between Rs. 100 and 300 - Rajbari Rest House, Munu Guest House,Balaji guest house, moon light guest house,Apsara guest house, Hotel Embassy, Agrasen bhawan,Rai hotel,burdawan guest house etc.

  • Leela Kamal Guesthouse is one of the better places to stay, a well maintained bungalow type guest house with a huge open space, well maintained 2/3/4 bedded rooms with attached baths and the owners serve some good healthy food.
  • Hotel Kumar International, sitaram dalmia road (beside Indian Oil petrol pump), 08409450232.  edit

Get out[edit]

  • Bokulia springs, 8 km away, is a popular picnic spot.
  • Deoghar is 57 km from Madhupur.
  • Shimultala is 54 km from Madhupur.
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