Mukutmanipur is a town located near the West Bengal – Bihar border and is famous for the Mukutmanipur dam which is the largest earth water reservoir in India having been built in the mid 50s to serve water for irrigation to farmers. It is spread over 8000 square kilometers.
The Famous Earth Dam
Much of the success of Mukutmanipur tourism can be attributed to this dam since the views it offers are breathtaking and tourists flock to this famous picnic spot time and again. Mukutmanipur is also famous for local Bengali cuisine that is served at the various restaurants the town has to offer.
Where to stay?
There are two proximate government houses. Apart from these there are several youth hostels, lodges and hotels with restaurants in the town. For local transport, tourists can use the several auto rickshaws and cycle rickshaws.
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Bangopalpur Reserve Forest is home to many species of birds and animals and is just about 2 kilometers from the dam. Together with the Jhilimili town close to Mukutmanipur, the average number of tourists visiting this place is in excess of 100,000 a year. Resort located on the bank of the Mukutmanipur dam is frequently visited by tourists from all over since it offers awe-aspiring views of the dam all throughout the day.
Mukutmanipur is well connected with road and rail.
The weather of Mukutmanipur is hot and humid.
The best time to visit Mukutmanipur is right after the winter and before the summer sets in.