(Last Updated on : 28/11/2014)
Tourism in Bankura district is a most relaxing experience as the district abounds in places of natural beauty. Located here are a number of calm and undisturbed places buried deep in the woods and forests. Apart from the beauty of the hills and forests, there are also certain religious spots located here, such as Bishnupur, which one can visit and pay homage to. The various places of tourism in Bankura district are discussed below.
Pilgrimage Tourism in Bankura District
is famous for temples with terracotta art. There are approximately 16 temples in Bishnupur. Most of these temples, such as the Madanmohan Mandir, Shyam Roy Mandir (Panchcura), Chhinnmasta Mandir etc have been constructed in the decade of Mallaraja. Bishnupur is also famous for its own musical gharana( Classical Music). Joyrambati the birthplace of Sree Sree Maa Sarada Devi
is a much revered place of pilgrimage. The famous temple of Singha Bahani Devi is a special attraction. Mayerepukur, in font of the residential house of Ma-Sarada is also a beautiful sight.
Nature Tourism in Bankura District
hill is quite popular as a trekking spot both within and outside Bankura district. It is also much visited by the people who come here to see the "Dhara" (Natural Spring) and Silialipi. Mukutmonipur- Jhilimili circuit has become one of the most attractive tourist sites in the Bankura District. The second biggest earthen dam of India, Mukutmonipur
, is 55 Km away from Bankura district headquarters. It is situated at the confluence of the Kangsabati River, and the Kumari forests encircle the vast blue tract of water. The place is famous for its remarkable natural beauty. The undulating terrain along the southern edge of the Kangsabati Water Reservoir spreads as a three-dimensional necklace of green and Terracotta colour. The stand-till water of the reservoir looks like a large, blue-tinted glass mirror reflecting the vast expanse of sky over it. The vastness of the lake stretches as far as the eye can see. The view of the sunset with the lake on the foreground is a breathtaking site. Jhilimili
is situated 70 Km away from Bankura Town. It is a beautiful place of undisturbed dense natural forest. Even the journey from Ranibund to Jhilimili offers a wonderful experience with a spectacular view of forests of varying heights on both sides of the route. The sparkle of micaceous soil adds to the beauty of the environment. Biharinath
is the tallest hill situated in the Bankura district. It is a popular tourist spot situated amongst dense forests. There is a small tank measuring 0.50 hectares lying at the base of Biharinath. It provides facilities for fishing and is a much frequented tourist spot. An old Jain temple of Biharinath is also situated nearby.
Thus discussed are the various places of tourism in ten Bankura district.