Nearby Tourist Spot of Mukutmanipur

Get into the Temple Town - Bishnupur

Distance from Mukutmanipur: 85 km
Distance from Bankura: 35 km

Stone has always been in short supply in the vast flood plains of Bengal. Hence the architects had to restore to other substitute. As clay was easily available the burnt clay bricks soon became a good substitute of stone. This gave rise to a new form of temple architecture and lead to the construction of elaborately decorated terracotta temples in Bishnupur.
Legend has it that during the 7th century AD a disposed king of a small kingdom in North India was making a pilgrimage to South India. During their journey through the present day Bishnupur area the Queen, who was pregnant experienced labor pain. She delivered a male baby in the house of a village brahamin, but did not survive to see her own baby. Abandoning the child the disposed king went on with his pilgrimage. The child started growing up in the poor brahamin’s house. One day the boy had fallen asleep tending the cows in the field and a huge snake with his hood have guarded the sunlight, which was falling on the boys face. Seeing this miracle the poor brahamin provided the boy with best education along with physical and warfare training. The boy not only excelled in education but also turned out to be an outstanding wrestler. Soon on the request of the local elders he ascended the throne of the local kingdom, which was renamed as the Malla Kingdom (Malla meaning wrestling) and he known as Adi Malla. The Malla Kingdom flourished and after about 300 years the 10th Malla King Jagat Malla decided to shift his kingdom to Bishnupur. Over the next 800 years Jagat Malla and his descendants built several temples and structures (both of brick and stone) turning Bishnupur into a temple town.

Dalmadal Canon

The tourist attraction of Bishnupur are not restricted to temples or religious structures only. The massive Dalmadal Canon is one such attraction. The 1742 built cannon weighs 112 quintal and measures 3.8 meter with a diameter of 30 cm.

Bishnupur Museum

Located a short distance from the West Bengal Tourist Lodge the Bishnupur Museum is Acharya Yogesh Chandra Purakirti Bhawan and houses an interesting collection on folk art and music.
Legend has it that when the Marathas attacked Bishnupur in 1742 Lord Madan Mohan himself fired the gun to drive them away.

Go through Joypur Forest

Distance from Bishnupur: 15 km

JOYPUR FOREST is a dense forest of 120 square kilometers with a watch tower to catch a glimpse of the greenery and the spotted deer – Cheethals. You would also find a good population of birds here – especially parrots. The forest vegetation mainly comprises Sal and Teak with few other trees like Amla and Bahera. Occasionally, during winters, you would also find wild elephants crossing the forest area. There is a forest watch tower within 10 mins walk from the resort. You can have a panoramic view of the forest from this watch tower. There is also an abandoned airstrip of British era within the forest, which you can visit. But, remember to return from the forest within 4 pm.

Return through Panchmura - Craftsman Village

Distance from Bishnupur: 15 km

PANCHMURA is a Village in Taldangra Block in Bankura District.This village is famous for terracotta handicrafts. The terracotta Bankura horse, the logo of All India Handicrafts,and an item which now adorns drawing rooms across the world as symbols of Indian folk-art, is produced in Panchmura. It will be a nice experience to interact with artisans and buy handicrafts products from variations.

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Susunia Hill

Distance from Mukutmanipur: 85 km
Distance from Bankura: 30 km

Susunia Hills stands at an altitude of 1800 feet is the adobe of lash green tropical forest

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. The holy spring at the foot of the hill, which is rich with minerals is a source of water for the surrounding villages. Susunia hill is one of the well-known fossil and archaeological site, fossils of Lions, Hyena, Giraffe and other wild animals has been found around this hill. The holy spring water comes out from an ancient carved monolith stone structure known as Narshima Stone.
The Gandeshwari River flows down the Susunia Hill and one of the tributaries of the Darakseshwar River. Although the river looks like a small stream in other season but it gets full brimmed during monsoon.
The history of Susunia can be traced back to 4th century. The Stone inscriptions of King Chandravarman is found in the Susunia Hill, referring the place was ancient Pushkarana which is modern day Pakhanna. It is also believed that King Chandravarman had built a fort here but ruins could not be traced out. Susunia is an important archaeological site in Bankura district yielding Stone Age tools.

Things to do in Susunia

SUSUNIA PAHAR : The main attraction of Susunia hills is a stone edict that belongs to the period of Raja Chandra Varma. It is believed that Susunia hills once had the fort of the Raja.Besides there are a huge diversity of birds and butterflies in susunia hill which attracts the wildlife photographers and Nature lovers to the place.Apart from enjoying the serenity of Susunia, you can indulge in trekking or rock climbing. Susunia village is famous for beautiful stone carving and you can buy them at affordable prices.
We suggest to visit Susunia at the early morning to have the beautiful experience of sunrise from the hilltop.You will find many rare butterflies also in the morning in the Susunia Pahar. It will be great plan to have Lunch in Susunia Murutbaha Resort with Bengali thali.

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