Mukutmanipur 

Mukutmanipur is a town in Bankura district of West Bengal, India. It is located at the confluence of the Kangsabati and Kumari rivers close to the Jharkhand border. Mukutmanipur and Jhilimili nearby are two major tourist places visited by more than a 100 000 visitors. The second biggest earth dam of India is located in Mukutmanipur. Mukutmanipur can be described as “green forests surround the vast bluish tract of water, and the hillocks are picturesque". The place is famous for its tranquil natural beauty. The undulating terrain along the southern edge of the Kangsabati water reservoir spreads like a three-dimensional necklace in green and terracotta.Mukutmanipur, a quaint serene place, which is home to the world’s reportedly longest (10.8 km) man-made mud-banked fresh water barrage that canalises Kangshabati & Kumari rivers into the three drought affected districts ie. Bankura, Purulia & Midnapore for irrigation during summer months.

 
Attractions & Activities
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.
How to Reach
Train service available from Howrah station till Bankura station. From Bankura one can take a bus till Mukutmanipur itself. Train journey time from Howrah to Bankura: 4.5 hrs;

Bus journey time from Bankura to Mukutmanipur: 2 hrs. Buses are also available directly from Calcutta to Mukutmanipur, with journey time 8-9 hrs. Non-A/C pushback buses cost Rs 110-130/- for the Calcutta-Mukutmanipur direct journey; while the Bankura-Mukutmanipur stretch will cost Rs 30/-. A few State Transport buses are also available.
Accomodation

Some budget hotels are available there.

Pancha Pally Tourist Complex at BARAGHUTU HILL, Mukutmanipur (Near Khatra), Bankura

Contact Nos. 9434590399, 9932800931 [for Contact & Booking]

Managed by Mukutmonipur Gramin Paryatan Parichalan Samity under the control of Department of Tourism, Government of West Bengal

Room Tariff

Non-AC Double Bed Room with attached Toilet- 06 - [Rent per Room/ day- Rs. 900/-]

Non-AC Double Bed Room without attached Toilet-02 [Rent per Room/ day- Rs. 700/-]

Non-AC Meeting Hall-01[Rent per day- Rs. 2000/-]

Sonajhuri Prakriti Bhraman Kendra is a good place to stay and also a budget hotel.

The West Bengal Forest Development Corporation Resort is also available there with all the facilities

WBT also has a tourist lodge at Gouribari.

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