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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.


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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, except on Saturdays. Musafirana Park is the new attraction over there.

One can also enjoy a boat ride in the lake. Boat fares are higher between December 25th and January 1st.

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In Mukutmanipur, apart from the dam, there are many tourist spots, which make it an important place in West Bengal from the tourism point of view. The major tourist places in this city and surrounding area are Parashnath hill, Statue of Parashnath, Banpukuria Deer Park, Palace of King Raicharan.

Parashnath hill, considered as one of the most important pilgrimage centres of Jains, is the highest peak in this area at 1350 metres. The name of the hill was derived from the name of the 23rd Jain Tirthankara.

Ambikanagar was an ancient town and pilgrimage centre of the Jains and the remnants of it are still available at a distance of 4 kilometres from the lake. The tribal handicraft of this place is also very famous. Local tribes use bamboo sticks and grass to make the craft.

A small boat ride in the river is an excellent idea to enjoy the spectacular beauty of the surrounding. Moreover, a visit to the Bonpukuria Deer Park can help you see some rarest of seasonal bird species.

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Enjoy nature with hills all around. De-stress. Wake up to the chirping orchestra of birds. Enjoy the gift of silence, the clear night sky and the bright stars in fair weather days. During the rainy season, fall in love with the greenery all around!

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Dokra work, Earthen/pottery work

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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

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Get out[edit]

RaniBandh - 18Km, Jhilimili - 40Km, Bankura, Bishnupur, Sutan Forest, Shushunia Hillock from Bankura Create category

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