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Mukutmanipur – A Serene Town


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 sq km.

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 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.

Tourist Places In And Around Mukutmanipur

Bangopalpur Reserve Forest is home to many species of birds and animals and is just about 2 km 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.

A 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.

How To Reach Mukutmanipur

Mukutmanipur is well connected with road and rail.

Mukutmanipur Weather

The weather of Mukutmanipur is hot and humid.

Best Time To Visit Mukutmanipur

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

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How to Reach Mukutmanipur

  • By Road
    Mukutmanipur can be accessed by road via State Highway 2 from Kolkata and is 209 kilometers from the capital.
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  • By Train
    Mukutmanipur 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 Mukutmanipur is Kolkata’s Netaji Subhashchandra Bose International airport with connections to major Indian cities and many overseas destinations.
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