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Bankura

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Cluster of temples at Bishnupur

Bankura is in a district in West Bengal.

Regions

Cities

  • Bankura City (বাঁকুড়া)
  • Bishnupur

Other destinations

  • Joyrambati - birthplace of Saradama, consort of Ramakrishna Paramhamsadev
  • Mukutmanipur - dam and tourist centre
  • Susunia Pahar - rock climbing centre

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Get in

Well connected to Durgapur (45km) by road. Private and state transport buses are most convenient. However, it is difficult to get any (either direction) after evening.

From Howrah (Kolkata), trains like Rupasi Bangla, Purulia Express, Chakradharpur Passenger, Mumbai Mail (weekly) are available. Puri Express( Puri-New Delhi), BadriNath Dham 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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Buy

  • 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.

Eat

  • Bankura has its own sweetmeat speciality - mecha sandesh

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