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Bankura - Rarh / land of rivers and monuments

Described as Suhmobhumi in the Mahabharata, Bankura is one of the many districts of West Bengal and a leading tourist place of the region. The Demodar River flanks the north of the Bankura Town which is located on a densely inhabited alluvial plain.

Courtesy its amazing landscapes, large tracts of thick forests, rolling hills, rich cultural (paintings, music and other types of arts, architecture) and traditional heritage, beautiful locations and some historical destinations, over the years, the Bankura District has gained much popularity among the discerning tourists. The Bankura Town has numerous temples and historical spots visited by tourists from both within and outside the state. The Sidheswar Temple is one such attraction.

Nearby Tourist Attractions

Bishnupur: Located 150 km from Kolkata, in the Bankura District, Bishnupur is the ancient capital of the Malla Kings and also a key Art & Culture centre in ancient times. Famous for its terracotta and Baluchri saris, Bishnupur, is also well-known for its only- one-of-its-kind terracotta temples.

Built by the Malla rulers to mark their unmatched devotion to Lord Vishnu, these red colored temples were built with terracotta as the city lacked stones for construction. Although Bishnupur temples stand for numerous hybrid styles, their individual feature resembles (in the form of domed roofs) the huts widely found in the region.

It is a hill destination and much loved as trekking spot both inside & out side of Bankura district. It is also a key tourist destination for the tourists who go on adventure tour to the place to see "Dhara" (Natural Spring) and Silialipi.

Another famous hill destination of the region, the Biharinath Hill with a height of 448 meters is the tallest in the area and stands as a defender on the north-western border.

The Birth place of Sree Sree Maa Sarada Devi, Joyrambati is a revered tourist place. The temple of Singha Bahani Devi here is a key shrine and much visited by the religiously inclined visitors. Mayerepukur, in front of the inhabited house of Ma-Sarada is another notable spiritual attraction of the place.

Perhaps the most striking tourist spot of the Bankura District, Mukutmonipur is the second biggest earthen Dam in India. It is 55km away from Bankura District Head Quarter and located on the convergence of Kangsabati and Kumari Rivers. This tourist place is famed for its superb natural splendor.

Picturesquely situated 70 Km away from the Bankura Town, Jhilimili is an enchanting tourist spot and much famous for its never-ending and dense scenic forests all around.
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