The Place : Mukutmanipur District : Bankura

Mukutmanipur is a town in Bankura district of West Bengal. It is located at the confluence of the Kangsabati and Kumari rivers, close to the Jharkhand border. India’s second largest earthen dam and an incredibly beautiful lake created by the dam, nestled among thickly forested hillocks, worth a trip.

October to March is the best time to visit Mukutmanipur.

Mukutmanipur is about 400 km from Calcutta, in Bankura district, near the border of West Bengal and Bihar. It is well connected through bus services and can be reached by Rupashi Bangla, which leaves Howrah station for Bankura at 6am and reaches Bankura at around 10am. From the station,you can either take an electric rickshaw or a bus to reach the Bankura bus stand, from there an ample number of buses ply to Mukutamanipur. The first bus from the bus stand at Bankura is at 4am in the morning and buses are available at regular interval from the bus stand. Mukutmanipur can be reached from Bankura within 1.5 hours. You can also take a direct bus to Mukutmanipur leaving at 9 in the morning from Dharamtalla in Kolkata. It takes around 7 hours from Kolkata to reach Mukutmanipur by bus.

A guided cycling tour is the best way to go exploring on land while a boat ride on the sprawling lake is ideal way to explore the nearby islands. Rock climbing, trekking, fishing are adventures offered by the undulating environs surrounding the village. About 2 kms from the lake is the Bangopalpur Reserve Forest, a home to many species of flora and fauna. There is also a deer park by the side of the water reservoir. The island of Banpukuria Mrigadab, teeming with Mahua, Kendu and Palash trees, is a must-see. A round boat trip to Banpukuria Mrigadab and back takes around four hours. The village also presents great opportunities to delve into the rich folk culture and interesting craftsmanship. Song, dance and festivity are integral part of the lifestyle of the Santal and Munda tribal folk. Tourists have an opportunity to appreciate and learn about the craft, culture and heritage of the host community.

West Bengal Forest Development Corporation’s resort 

KB 19. Sector-3. Saltlake. Kolkata – 700108

Ph No. : 033-23350064 

Peerless Resort 
Dhagara,Khatra, P.O. Gorabari,Bankura Dist, 
Mukutmanipur, West Bengal 722135 
Ph No. : 099327 87993