Over recent years with the penetration of tourism into West Bengal getting deeper in to the state, Bankura Township, which is now actually a mini city, has seen a significant upsurge. The city has just around a 150,000 inhabitants and is culturally and traditionally very rich with references to it in the Mahabharata. In fact, Bankura also features in Chinese history.
Tourists places in and around Bankura
Bankura Tourism is flanked with tourist attractions albeit a short drive from the city. To the west, one can visit the natural hot spring at Susunia Hill which is around 50 kilometers from Bankura. Also to the west is Beharinath Hill which is the tallest in the Bankura district and an important place for Jainism.
Much of Bankura tourism’s success is also attributed to the huge dam at Muktimanipur, which is around 55 kilometers from Bankura. Muktimanipur is incidentally the second largest earth dam in India. Apart from these Bankura also features many more temples and mosques around the city, each with its own little historical importance.
Art and Music
Bankura Tourism is also boosted by the presence of Bengali paintings, music and other forms of local art. Terracotta is also a prevalent modern art in Bankura. Bankura is so influenced by music that a couple of local engineering college bands have actually managed to make it big in talent shows.
The best time to visit Bankura is right after the winter and before the summer sets in.
Bankura is accessable via air,train and bus