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Mukutmanipur Tourism

A popular weekend getaway for Kolkata locals, Mukutmanipur in the Bankura district of Kolkata is a serene town with lush green forests, clear blue water and green hills in the backdrop.

Sharing borders with Jharkhand, Mukutmanipur is located at the confluence of Kumari and Kangsabati. A small serene town that it is, it attracts many tourists who come here in the search of a peaceful vacation. Mukutmanipur dam is said to be the second largest dam in the country while the man-made barrage here which canalizes the river water of Kumari and Kangsabati for irrigation purposes in the nearby districts of Bankura, Purulia and Medinipur during summers is also the second largest of its kind.

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Jain Pilgrimage

Mukutmanipur is a beautiful town with its gorgeous landscapes and structures. Tucked amidst the greenery and natural beauty, Mukutmanipur attracts tourists as well religious people. Mukutmanipur is a known place for Jainism followers. It's an abode to beautiful Jain Temples. The small town called Ambikanagar sees a significant amount of Jains on a daily basis due to it being a pilgrimage centre for Jains. Besides Jainism temples, there are many other temples in Ambikanagar which are dedicated to Hindu deities.

Mukutmanipur is close to nature while still being at par with urban cities. Its inclination towards spirituality and religion makes it a major hub amongst the people who are into Jainism. Besides the natural beauty on offer, Mukutmanipur creates a spiritual environment for its visitors. As the sacred environment mixes with the gorgeous views, the town becomes truly breathtaking.

Restaurants and Local Food in Mukutmanipur

The main and almost essential elements of the food here are fish, lentils and rice, while, the food gets it flavors from the 5 main spices- Cumin, Nigella, Fenugreek, Aniseed and Mustard seed. The dishes are generally prepared in mustard oil. Sukto, Ambole, Pitha, Chingri macher Malai curry, Maccher Jhol, Bengali eggplant fry are the delicacies that almost offer a definition to the cuisine here. Sweet is another indispensable part of Bengali food and the sweets of the state are famous across the country. The sweets of Bengal are generally made of sweetened cottage cheese (chhena). Rashogolla,shandesh, Laddu, Rasmalai, Pantua, Chamcham are Bengali relishes, enjoyed all over India.
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One Day Itinerary

Day 1: Start your tour with a dose of spirituality. Visit Ambikanagar which is an abode to a famous pilgrimage centre for Jains. There are many other temples present there as well which are dedicated to other Hindu deities. Go to Kangsabati dam. You get to visit the dam and enjoy the natural beauty of the area. It makes up for a great sunrise and sunset view.

Day 2: Visit its deer park. The journey to park is breathtaking, as you use a boat to cross the lake and reach the park. This tour will take you incredibly close to nature.

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Holidify's Opinion

What's Great?

Less populated, and more natural beauty. A perfect amalgam of technology and forest reserves. Less crowded tourist attraction. A serene location which provides a few moments of peacefulness to you.

What's Not So Great?

A little difficult to reach. Cannot be visited during the summer season. Fewer options for local sightseeing. Limited options regarding cuisine. If you are used to more happening places, Mukutmanipur might come off as a little bland.

For Whom?

Mukutmanipur is a good place for those people who want an elegant amalgam of nature as well architectural marvels. It can also be of interest to religious people, as Mukutmanipur is an abode to beautiful temples dedicated to Jainism,

How To Reach Mukutmanipur

Mukutmanipur cannot be reached directly through aeroplane due to the lack of an airport. You have first to reach Kolkata's international airport if you are travelling via plane. From there, you can reach to Mukutmanipur via roadways. It is connected to different cities through roads. Taxis and buses are easily available to Mukutmanipir. Mukutmanipur doesn't have a railway station either, but Bankura Railway station is the closest one to Mukutmanipur.

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Pallavi Siddhanta 1 year ago
- Pack according to the climate you're visiting in. Mukutmanipur is a serene town, a vacation here would be largely about spending peaceful time in the company of nature. A drive over the damn must be undertaken, to enter this road, free of cost passes are issued just by the road between 10am to 4pm.
- If you're planning a weekend trip to Mukutmanipur, book your accommodation well in advance.
Hemanta Roy 1 year ago
It was simply a terrific HIRRIBLE experience. Absolutely nothing to enjoy over there. Mython & Punchet Dam is far far better than Kanshabati Mukutmonipur Dam. And Govt will not allow to visit if you go Saturday / Sunday / Any holiday. Peerless resort is just a horrified experience. The entair cottage was covered by ANT, MOSQUITO and lots of Insects. Rate is too heigh as per as facilities concern. B/F as per their will and wish, even they will not serve you Tea and will not even let you know that Tea is included in package untill unless you you specifically ask for it. Food is too much expensive.
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