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Bankura - The Land Of Hills And Temples


Over recent years with the penetration of tourism into West Bengal getting deeper into the state, Bankura Township, which is now actually a mini city, has seen a significant upsurge. The city has just around 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.

Tourist 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 km from Bankura. Also, to the west is the 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 Mukutmanipur, which is around 55 km from Bankura. Mukutmanipur 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.

Best Time To Visit Bankura

The best time to visit Bankura is right after the winter and before the summer sets in.

How To Reach Bankura

Bankura is accessible via air, train and bus.

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How to Reach Bankura

  • By Road
    Bankura can be accessed by road via State Highway 2 from Kolkata and is a 170 kilometers from the capital.
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  • By Train
    Bankura has its own railway station with connection to Kolkata and other cities in the state via larger stations.
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  • By Air
    The closest airport to Bankura is Kokata’s Netaji Subhashchandra Bose International airport with connections to major Indian cities and many overseas destinations.
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