Bankura has gained wide appeal as a popular tourist destination. The district can legitimately take pride in having a wide range of spots attracting tourists for a variety of reasons ranging from arts and architecture, terracotta temples, dense virgin forests, hills and the scenic spots at Mukutmoipur. Bankura District, falling under Eastern Chhota Nagpur Plateau, looks handpicked by Mother Nature and is blessed with old brown hills, murmuring rivers, ancient temples- all bearing testimony to a rich and resourceful culture and tradition.
Situated in the western part of the State of West Bengal it comes under the Burdwan Division and it forms a part of what is popularly known as the Rarh area in Bengal. Bishnupur town deserves a special mention in that the town hosts a good many temples like Madan Mohan Temple, Shyam Roy Temple and a short distance away at Jairambati the famous temple dedicated to Sarada Devi - Holy Mother for crores of devotees of the Ramakrishna Monastic Order. The town also has its own distinct musical tradition known as Bishnupur Gharana. The hills at Biharinath and at Susunia are spots of natural wonder and ideal for trekking and going footloose. Mukutmonipur situated on the confluence of river Kansabati and Kumari has the second largest earthen dam in India. Hemmed in by hillocks all around and still waters of the lake that offers a hypnotic visual of the azure sky above. It is a delight for lovers of nature in its pristine beauty.
Bankura District, which forms a part of the eastern Chhota Nagpur plateau, has been decorated by Mother Nature herself. There are old brown hills, gleaming rivers, ancient temples, monuments and art forms here that are the repositories of the culture and tradition of Bankura.
Kolkata international airport is the only operational airport near bankura(250 kms from here approx).
By rail, Bankura is served by the South Eastern division of Indian Railways.
By road, it is connected to the other districts of West Bengal.
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