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Rarh : Mukutmanipur
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Mukutmanipur is a small town in Rarh in India. It is adjacent to the dam on Kangsabati River. This is considered as the second biggest earth dam of India. Mukutmanipur is famous as one of the best picnic spot in West Bengal.

Get in[edit]

Trains are available from Kolkata to the nearest railhead Bankura. Regular buses are available from Bankura to Mukutmanipur - distance 55 Km.

One can also drive down from Kolkata to mukutmanipur easily. It will take approximately 6 hours. There are two routes. The shorter one (241KM)is Kolkata > Tarakeswar > Arambag > Bishnupur > bankura > Mukutmanipur. The second possible route(270 KM) is Kolkata > Dankuni > Burdawan > Durgapur (till here NH2) > Bankura (SH9)> Mukutmanipur. The second route is recommended because of the excellent road condition in spite of the additional 30 KM. Regular buses are available from Kolkata, India's gateway in the east, distance 250Km.

Get around[edit]

Auto rickshaws and cycle rickshaws are available.

A drive over the dam is recommended. The lengh of the motorable road over the dam is 14 km. One needs to collect passes to enter this road. Passes are issued free of cost near the dam from 10am to 4 pm.

One can also enjoy a boat ride in the lake.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Kangsabati Dam. The height of the dam is 38 metres with a lake of 86 Sqkm.
  • The island in the middle of the lake.
  • Ambika Nagar - a Jain prilgrimage.

Do[edit][add listing]

Enjoy nature with hills all around. Destress.

Buy[edit][add listing]

Dokra work, Earthen/pottery work

Eat[edit][add listing]

Local hotels abound near the bus stand serving local bengali cuisine.

Drink[edit][add listing]

Date tree juice (khejurerer ros)- if you manage to come here in winter

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Kangsabati Bhavan - 8 rooms. Bookings at Irrigation and Water Supply Dept, Govt of W Bengal, Writer's Building Kolkata.
  • Youth Hostel - Bookings at Youth Welfare Dept, WB Govt, 32/1 BBD Bagh, Kolkata.
  • West Bengal Tourist Lodge- Tourist Dept Govt of W Bengal, BBD Bagh, Kolkata. * Eco-tourism centre - West Bengal Forest Development Corporation Limited : Sonajhuri Prakiti Bhraman Kendra. Spot booking permitted subject to availability of rooms
  • Private Hotels - There are a number of private hotels arountd the bus stand.
  • Peerless Resort.  edit


Get out[edit]

RaniBandh - 18Km Jhilimili - 40Km Bankura, Bishnupur

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