(Last Updated on : 29-08-2013)
Tourism in Purba Medinipur district
is the exploration of the East Midnapore District and Balasore district in the mouth of Hooghly River
and Subarnarekha River
with the coastal landform diversity, seasonal and rural and heritage diversity that offers tremendous potential in their typical coastline and the adjacent rural areas.
is the district headquarters of Purba Medinipur district and the present town is located on the banks of the Rupnarayan River
close to the Bay of Bengal
. The Rupnarayan halt is indeed a discovery for the eyes, and peace for the soul. The spot is ever ready for picnic and a cynosure for picnic loving populace.
Tamluk is best reached by Train and Bus. The Tamluk Rajbari lies on the outskirts of town where there is established the District Archaeological Museum
a must see place of the town. The Tamralipta Museum at Tamluk contains artefacts of tamra or copper. The inscribed copper templates comprise of the papers and documents of this museum. The museum has preserved a tamralipta of Greek inscriptions. The Tamralipta Museum preserves the historical heritage of Bengal. Rakhit bati is another place to visit in Tamluk. In the beginning of 19th century it was considered as a famous place and a secrete centre of the then revolutionary party Anusilan Samiti and Gupta samiti.
Matangani Sahid Smarak at the side of pond called Banpukur at Abasbari Para near Tamluk Court is another spot of tourist fixation. During the Ahimsa movement of 1942, while a crowd trying to capture Tamluk administrative building, British police open fire in which Smt Matangini Hazara became Sahid. Later on Mahatma Gandhi
appreciated her bravery and titled her as Birangana. This monument is homage to her by Ex- prime-minister, Gandhi. This is about 7Km from Tamluk station and on the way to Tamluk college. Tamluk irrigation Bungalow and its near by areas also famous for its semi-non urban atmospheres. The River Rupnarayana is just 1 km from the bungalow.
Another very popular picnic destination in Tamluk is green fields near the rail station.
Maahishadal and Geonkhali are near by tourist places. At Geonkhali river Rupnarayan joins Hooghly River with a beautiful backdrop.