LOCAL SIGHTSEEING OF MUKUTMANIPUR

Kangsabati Dam

Kangsabati dam was built along 11 km to grant irrigation facilities to the arable land of 8,000 sq. km, covering Purulia, Bankura, Paschim Medinipur and some parts of upper Hooghly.. Read More

Pareshnath Shiv Mandir

Pareshnath Shiv Mandir is an open temple of Mahadev as well as a holy place for local people. During the construction of the dam, the idol was found by digging the Earth. Read More

Musafirana Viewpoint

Vast stretch of water at one side, lush green valley on the other and the blue sky overhead – that is Musafirana view-point all about. From here you will get the best view of Mukutmanipur.. Read More

Bonpukuria Deer Park

Bonpukuria Deer Park is a perfect place for family outing as well. You will feel the nature murmuring here and the deer will come to welcome you with the astonished eye for sure. Read More

OTHER PLACES OF INTEREST

The view of Mukutmanipur in the evening when its close to sunset, merged with the entire backdrop is breathtaking.The road by the dam can be driven on and is a smooth ride, a very romantic one at that.The sky takes on shades of orange during sunrise and sunset, the colour that gives you hope that the sun will set only to rise again.Looking out into it the sky in the evening, happy with every moment came peace, and with every breath. The star tells a lot , when moonlight glitters into the water it looks like a silver.

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Ambikanagar Temple , situated in Ambikanagar village is the place where Goddess Durga is being worshipped as Maa Ambika for last 700 years. According to local people, Maa Ambika is very much alive. Let’s make your ‘Durga puja’ an unique one this year with the raw fragrance of ancient rituals at Ambikanagar Temple. Far away from bustling crowd and noise, the rich emotion of local people and their welcoming nature will definitely immerse you into happiness.
700 years ago, one Sri Khargeswar Singh selected this spot on his holy voyage from Rajasthan. He founded his dynasty here. Later he got the dream orders of Maa Ambika. Maa Ambika emerged from within the soil and is worshipped there. Later the temple is created by assembling stones. The temple later went through many renovations. Ambikanagar is the nomenclature coined to erstwhile “Biratnagar” following Maa Ambika’s temple.

Approx. 35km from Mukutmanipur

Jhilimili forest is a very famous destination for nature lovers. After entering the “Baro Mile-er Jungle” the greenery will increase both side of the road and the road is also enjoyable for bikeriders. One will find 3 view points on the right side. From these view points the vast hilly terrain with its lush green forest will be visible. The jungle of Sal with its fresh breeze will make you feel lost in it.

You will be happy to have a talk with king sized trees like Sal, Mahua, Shimul etc. Don’t miss the chance to see live painting sessions by plenty of butterflies in nature’s canvas. Monsoon comes here in lively green attire. Relive your childhood with rain dancing with the Monsoon’s beat. There is also a particular road for elephants across the jungle.

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Approx. 45km from Mukutmanipur

Besides Sutan is another beautiful village with shades of sal, piyal, mahua, palash, shimul etc. This is also the homeland of the tribals. It is an ideal place to spend a short leave from Mukutmanipur. The surrounding is calm and peaceful with hillocks and becomes charming and colorful with palash and krishnachura flowers in the day time and the enchanting tune of madal played by the villagers at night. 

Here the forest is rich with different species of fauna and distinctive flowers and seasonal birds. To be the cherry on the cake, a vibrant peacock may come into your sight for a golden glance. Not only tourists, bike riders also live their moments while passing the road through the jungle as it feels like hilly terrain. This virgin forest is connected with the Dalma forest range via Dooarsini and looks like Southern Dooars for its unspoiled luxurious greenery.

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Talberia lake near Mukutmanipur is surrounded by greenery all over, the cold breeze freshens up the mood. One can also find monkeys on the branches of trees chattering. It can be visited as a sightseeing spot near Jhilimili. A small lake surrounded by deep forest. This will surely give you some peace with its serene location. Those who love trekking and exploring jungle may have some share of joy at this place for sure.

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added attractions

Approx 35 km from Mukutmanipur

Bardi Pahar and Sobuj Dwip are two islands on the bank of Kangsabati River. On the one side bardi pahar is situated with a small hillock and a terrain area. The view of Kangsabati is very attractive and beautiful from here. On present days a small eco-tourism stay is developed by the Block development office and tourists can avail food here also.

On the other hand sobuj dwip is the attraction for those who loves solo and offbeat travelling. This is purely an island. On monsoon time the entry road is also being flooded when kangsabati rises with water. But you can enjoy a seperate feeling of staying at an offbeat place, listening to the beats of Dhamsa-madol from the local peoples and the river kangsabati will take you in relax mode with her hypnotic forces.

Approx 35 km from Mukutmanipur

Rimil is a place of accommodation and food at jhilimili. A small childrens park is also there. It is very near (3km) from Talberia lake. If you plan for Jhilimili sighseeing rimil is one of the best place to have your lunch or snacks with your friends and family. 

Approx 75 km from Mukutmanipur

Bishnupur, the temple town in the Bankura district of West Bengal is welcoming you with its lavish heritage, proud culture, brilliant architecture and tales of terracotta. Adi Malla established the Malla dynasty. Jagat Malla, the 10th Malla king shifted his kingdom to Bishnupur. Due to short supply of stone in Bengal, burnt clay bricks came as a substitute and architects of Bengal found the new way of a beautiful craft known as ‘Terracotta’. During the seventeenth century, the art of terracotta reached its highest peak. Raja Jagat Malla and his descendants built numerous temples made of terracotta and stone art.

Plan your holiday destination in this serene place that is world-famous for its ‘Baluchari’ saree and various forms of artifacts. Explore a town that speaks the language of terracotta. Live in the rich essence of Hindu mythology amidst innumerable architectural structures with majestic footprints of terracotta artwork. The variety of temples, whispering history and enchanting art-forms will surely give you goosebumps. .

Winter comes here wrapping the freshness of festivities. Chilly January welcomes ‘Mukutmanipur Loksanskriti Mela’ with great joy. Folk songs, dances, cultural functions and different types of local artifacts will surely blow your mind. Taste the aroma of a tribal fair and live in a different culture for sometime.

Nearby attractions

Susunia Hill

Susunia Hill is located in Chatna subdivision of Bankura district of West Bengal. The lash green hill is famous for rich flora, fauna and medicinal plants.

Susunia Hill

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Biharinath Hill

Biharinath Hill resides at a distance of 57 km from Bankura district and 24 km from Raniganj. It is considered that the hill is a witness of old Jain culture.

Biharinath Hill

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Ajodhya Hill

Ajodhya Hills, is a small plateau with hilly surroundings located in the Purulia district of the state West Bengal, India.

Ajodhya Hill

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Gurrasini Hill

Stone has always been in short supply in the vast flood plains of Bengal. Hence the architects had to restore to other substitute.

Gurrasini Hill

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Kangsabati Dam

Kangsabati dam was built along 11 km to grant irrigation facilities to the arable land of 8,000 sq. km, covering Purulia, Bankura, Paschim Medinipur and some parts of upper Hooghly. This is the main attraction among Mukutmanipur sightseeing places. This Mukutmanipur dam, known as the second largest earthen dam in India, was constructed under the administration of Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy, the then Bengal’s Chief Minister. The Kangsabati Dam has become a picnic spot, frequented by people for leisure.In the monsoon, from July to September, Mukutmanipur sports a different look altogether. When the reservoir is full and the Kangsabati spills its gorge the rhythmic music of water will leave you spellbound. It is a different feel visiting Mukutmanipur in the winter.

Pareshnath Temple

Pareshnath Shiv Mandir is an open temple of Mahadev as well as a holy place for local people. During the construction of the dam, the idol was found by digging the Earth and it is considered to be an evidence of Jain culture. You may see many stone idols there and people strongly believe that some of the idols were Jain deities. Many people come here to celebrate ‘Maha Shivratri’ festival. You will get the best view of mesmerising Sunset from here. The setting sun starts sinking beneath the horizon slowly. When the fiery ball comes down half into the water, its reflection in the dam made it look complete and creates a brilliant view. The clouds glow with orange hue and tweeting birds fly the nest across the sky. Make a moment for a lifetime.

Musafirana Viewpoint

Vast stretch of water at one side, lush green valley on the other and the blue sky overhead – that is Musafirana view-point all about. From here you will get the best view of Mukutmanipur. The evening breeze and duck will complete the mystic interaction of colors of nature.

Bonpukuria Deer Park

Bankupuria deer park is situated in the middle of the Mukutmanipur dam. Take a boat ride to reach the other side of the dam. From there you can either walk or hire a motor rickshaw to cover the distance of 2 km.There are around 40 deers present in the park. The lush green environment adds to the natural beauty of the place. One can also find eagles and species of different birds in the forest. A visit to the Bankupuria Deer Park is a perfect outing for the family. It is advisable to carry binoculars to the park as it becomes easier to spot birds. The boat ride is an added feature to the place. Photographs too can be taken inside the park.