Mukutmanipur - one of the best picnic spots in West Bengal
Mukutmanipur is famous as one of the best picnic spot in West Bengal. It is really a very beautiful place to enjoy the adventures of rivers, hills and jungles at the same time. Just read this article to get the full details of this beautiful place so that you can also plan your weekend there.
Mukutmanipur is a town in the Bankura district of West Bengal. It is located at the confluence of Kangsabati and Kumari River close to the Bengal-Bihar border.
How to reach Mukutmanipur
Mukutmanipur is 382kms from Kolkata and is well connected by all transport services.
Buses are directly available from Kolkata to Mukutmanipur taking time around 8-9 hrs.
You can also drive your own car but you must know the directions in advance.
Train services are available from Howrah station till Bankura station. From Bankura one can take a bus to reach Mukutmanipur. Train journey from Howrah to Bankura will take around 5hrs and bus journey time from Bankura to Mukutmanipur will take around 2hrs.
You can trains like Rupashi Bangla Express or Purulia Express from Howrah Station, Kolkata to reach Bankura.
Where to Stay in Mukutmanipur
The Peerless Resort, the West Bengal Forest Development Corporation resorts are some of the best places to stay there. There are a few budget hotels available also.
Major Attractions of Mukutmanipur
Mukutmanipur is famous for a giant water reservoir, Kangsabati Dam, which is situated about 10km from Khatra town in the district of Bankura. This is considered as the biggest earth dam of India. The dam was constructed by channelising the flow of Kangshabati and Kumari rivers and the place is really worth visit. Every year during the wintertime lot of tourists gather for picnic on the bank of the dam. There is also a deer park by the side of the reservoir which is also a must see place.
There is a place called Ambikanagar, which is 4km away from the dam and is considered as an important place for Jains. This is an ancient center of Jain culture.
Jhilimili is also a beautiful spot near Mukutmanipur.