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Bishnupur Mukutmanipur Tour Places to Visit

Bishnupur mukutmanipur tour can be done in a same day trip from kolkata. Arannayak expresss and rupashi bangla both are very good train to reach Bishnupur. But if you have one  day to stay, its good for you.

The nineteenth Malla king Jagat Malla moved from the ‘Pradyumnapur’ and shifted his capital to the region of the red soil, Bishnupur in the fourteenth century.

Bishnupur terracotta art has taken a rare standing. This art enriched ancient Bengali temple culture. Music maestros like Jadu Bhatta, Radhika prasad, and Gyan Goswami introduce their music to the globe and also the style. It’s still terribly renowned as “Bishnupur Gharana“.

The special attraction of Bishnupur tourism is that the creative and architectural structures of the burnt clay. The place is additionally known for Baluchari and Mallabhum sarees and tassar silk also called bishnupuri silk.Thousands of people gathered in  “Shravan Sankranti” puja. Additionally Bhishupur fair starts from seventh of poush as per Bengali calendar (December last week). Both are the most attracted evern in bishnupur.

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Handicrafts items 

While on the way backcyou may shop famous Baluchari of Bishnupuri silk, Mallabhum Sari, Tasar silk, articles made from conch-shells, horses made from burnt-clay in Panchmura (35km) and many Dockra artifacts for remembrance of the trip. Silk khadi of Raghunath Sayer or Mallabhumi Silk Centre of Bara Kalitala are ideal out-lets for shopping.

Ten incarnations consisting of 120 card painted with gods and goddesses of Hindu mythology are another interesting souvenir of Bishnupur.  Comparable to Akbar’s Raja- Ujir cards, they are bright, eye-catching and you could even see the cards being made at Fouzdar House in Sankhari Bazar near Madan Mohan Temple.   Kamarpukur , Jayrambati will reach simply from bishnupur by bus. Mukutmanipur can be reach from Bishnupur easily.

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We took the train from kolkata santragachi railway station “arannayak express” for Bankura Bishnupur. It takes 3 hr approx to reach.

All the tourist places in Bishnupur is very near distance from the station. For that we hired an auto for the local side seen. First we visit Rashmancha, its total done with terracotta. Its get the honor of heritage from Indian archaeology department.

We finish lunch beside Rashmancha. There are plenty of hotel for food but we do not found anything for accommodation on 2014 but now a days (2018) there are few hotels offering accommodation and fooding. Youth hostel can be good option for stay. After visited all the places we came back to Kolkata at the late evening same day.

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Pora matir hat Bishnupur (বিষ্ণুপুরের পোড়ামাটির হাট )/ Terracotta Hat

The main purpose of this haat is to promote and market the terracotta art of Bishnupur. Simultaneously the government try to promote the culture of Bishnupur and Bankura. Beyond the Chhinnamasta temple of Bishnupur, the environment-friendly hat is opened on the ground of the Jora Mandir. It starts at noon and running till evening.

There are many shops in the shop. There are also burnt material stores, terracotta goods shops, girl’s jewellery shops, Shusunia region stone shops, paper doll shops, clothes shops, wooden goods shops, handmade “jurugunda” shrimps (chorakata), lanthan etc.

Baul song team and tusu song groups singing under trees. On one side of the field, a group of Kirtan groups, Ramayana song groups are singing in their own style. one side Another side of the field, you can eat like tea, chopped fry, sabur papor, televaja etc.

If you want to take a double-decker bicycle to visit the fair, you will get the vehicle on rent. If you wish, you can also take a little camel ride. Build a high altar in front of the Joda temple. At one stage, the team came and started to showcase their item. They played drama, Kirtan, dance etc. People of all age groups are dancing at the same time, starting from boys and girls in the rhythm of “Dhamsa-Madal”. If you can take time on Saturday then you should visit the fancy “Terracotta Hat” or the Poramatir hat.

Temples of bishnupur


The Rashmancha maintained by the archaeological Survey of India. There square measure 3 galleries designed with 3 tier design form with sixty four compartments and thirty five feet high. It had been designed by Bir hambir in 1587 and it’s eighty feet wide stage. The Rashmanch is formed with a burnt brick over the mixture of bengal charchala and Egyptian pyramid style. During the time of the Malla kings, Rash festival celebrated on this stage. Deity Radha Krishna accustomed be put in at the time of the festival on the stage.


bishnupur rasmancha

bishnupur rasmancha

Dalmadal cannon

The dalmadal cannon, created at a price of Rs two lakh during the period of king Gopal Singh. Maratha Bargi attack by Bhaskar Pandit was resisted with the assistance of this cannon. The legend is that, the family god ‘Madan Mohan’ himself discharged the cannon to repulse the ‘Bargis’. This is the main attraction on bishnupur mukutmanipur tour.

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dalmadal canon bankura bishnupur

dalmadal canon bishnupur

Shyam Rai Temple

Shyam rai temple inbuilt 1643 by king Raghunath Singha. The Charchala Pancharatana style. The temple is exclusive in sculptures with stunning carvings. The Rash Lila of sri Krishna with Gopini of hindu mythology has been sculptured in the walls of the terracotta temple art in Bishnupur. 

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shym rai temple bishnupur

shym rai temple bishnupur

Jor bangla

Jor Bangla was built by Mallaraj Raghunath dev Singh in 1655. It is also made by charchala style. There also are many temple and traveler attraction like chinnamastar Mandir, stone chariot, radhe sham temple,Malleswar shiva temple etc.

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Stone Chariot Bishnupur

A chariot made by stone is another point of interest in Bishnupur.


stone chariot bishnupur bankura

stone chariot bishnupur

Bishnupur Music 

The classical music bishnupur gharana still renowned worldwide.

Bishnupuri silk Bankura district

Bishnupur is additionally renowned for Baluchari and Mallabhum sarees, tasar silk etc. Dont miss this on your Bishnupur Mukutmanipur tour.

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Famous tourist places in Bankura 

There are archaeological treasure all around the district of Bankura. In Bishnupur Dokra craftsmanship on the outskirts in Bikna village is world renowned. Beautiful artifacts assume from by the raps of equipment. Hand loom wrappers, bathing towels (Gamcha), bed-covers or the handicraft item made from bamboo, cane and wood by the tribal handicrafts man of Rajgram and Kenjakunra villages. Those are the lovely souvenirs of Bankura trip.

There is also a Sun temple built in 10th century about 3 km away and an ancient Ekateswar Shiva temple. It  is just 5 km away, Raghunathju terracotta temple in Bishnupur enriched with terracotta artwork built in 1639.

Methodist Missionery Church and Darakeswar river are also the places of tourist attraction. Bankura is also famous for its variety of sweets like kalakand, Chittaranjan, Nikhuti etc. Interested traveler should stay overnight at Bankura and travel about 24 km for enjoying an expedition of 400 ft high lush green covered Koro Hill.

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There is also a temple of eight-armed goddess Parvati or Durga, surrounded by the wall. Behind the temple is Shiva Linga and his consort an ox. From there easily can view of Gangdua Dam on Shali river (8km) and Susunia HIll from behind the temple.

Tapobon Asram is at the foot-hill. Rramkrishna Sevadam ashram is also there. A little away Chenchuria Eco park is the paradise for the tourist from bengal. It is just 26 km fro Bishnupur. Ecology  garden in bishnupur is having a big area surrounded by mahua, sal, piasal, amlaki and kendu(tobacco) leaves. There is also a lake with boating facilities. The world famous artist Jamini roy’s birth place is in Chhandar village which is under Bankura.

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Mukutmanipur tour travel guide

Nobody knows where the heaven is, but in a moonlight light at Mukutmanipur one gets heavenly bliss by staying overnight. There are two dams in mukutmanipur that are kangshabati and Kumari dams. A Picturesque view of rural Bengal can be had of its lush green shading and little ripples in the blue water of the lake. Boating facility is also available here.

The water released from the sluice gate creates a sweet melody and reminds us of the paradise. The zig-zag walk-able road seems to have disappeared in the hills The horizon has been covered by the hillocks.

Sunrise in Mukutmaniur is also well appreciated. Pareshnath hillock is 6 km along Dam Tip road and 3 km along the rustic path at the confluence of kangshabati and Kumari rivers. On top of the hillock, there is Hindu god Lord Shiva and Jain god Parshnath swami of chorite stone and many another goddess can found. Please note hotel price is very high there.

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Mukutmanipur Tour Plan

Mukumtanipur Dam is India’s second-largest soil dam located on the banks of Kanswati and Kumari river. The concrete road is at the top of the dam, which is about 11 kilometers long. After getting permission from the office which is located in the lock gate, you can drive the 4-wheeler on this road. Time is from 10 am to 4 pm.

Musafirana is situated on this road – a beautifully arranged small hill with a beautiful topography of Mukutmanipur. Pictures of all the scenes of Bankura painted on the wall of Musfirana After that, you can visit Pareshanath temple which is situated on a small “Tila”. Farighat is just right after that. Cross the river and visit Bonapukuria Deer Park. Every day 10 am and 4:00 pm, the deer is called to eat . At that time you will see many deer together.

Another good way to visit Mukutmanipur Dam is to rent a boat. The boat visit Musafirana, Parsnath Temple, Deer Park and Mohana. Now Mukumanipur has been refurbished with colourful designs on the street, beautifully decorated shops, chandeliers on the street, new picking boat booking counters, cleaned toilets. There is a plan to start water sports also.

Bishnupur Mukutmanipur travel guide

Bishnupur mukutmanipur tour guide

Place to visit in Mukutmanipur (1st option)

Now let’s turn around around Mukutmanipur. If you go through the right road of Mukutmanipur, you will “Baroghutu” hill – a little hill. A indigenous village you can see after. Now you are very near to the grasslands of the dam. In winter, the migratory birds gather here. As well as photographers.

Ambikanagar is 4 km away from Mukutmanipur. The first name was Amai-nagar. Once upon a time, this place was for Jainism, but in 1898 it became desolate due to floods. The ruins of Ambikanagar Rajbari are still present. The name of one of the royal family’s queen, is named Mukutanipur. Near subdivision town is Khatra.

The village of “Panpra” is situated on the outskirts of Khatra. You can find Mosakh Hill and the jungle of Kashipur. There is a road to the top and a temple and a cave on that top. In this jungle, elephant are came occasionally .

However, the forest department staff spread the news from before. In the area of “​​Dhanara gram panchayat of Khatra”, there is about 100 bighas of land, with a one stone made hill exist called Sonamani hills. It is said that it was the temple of Goddess Sonamani. Puja is still happned here.

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Place to visit in Mukutmanipur (2nd option)

Now let’s go to the other side. Go to Ranibandh from Mukutmanipur to the jhilimili jungle. You will see Three three watch towers on the streets. From here you will find a very extraordinary view of Mukumanipur Dam from the hills and thick forests. After a bit more, the road for SUTAN and you will reach the Sutan Forest Bungalow in the dense jungle.

Peacock may fly in front of your car on the road. Waiting to re-open the damaged bungalow. A watchtower again being refined. Let’s return again to the main street. There will also be a road on the left, to go to Talveria Dam, the picnic spot very nice. The area is newly decorated by the government. Ghatashila can be visited from Jhilimili to Bandayan, from the Durasini Forest.

Apart from this, the distance between Khatra and Bishnupur is not very much far. In Bishnupur, every Saturday from 2pm to 5pm, a fair is held in the govt initiative, where the terracotta of Panchmura, Bikanar Dokara, Baluchari / swarnachari / Shankha of Bishnupur, stone work of artists of adjoining villages of Susunia hills. Adivasi dance and kirtan are also with this. If you start touring from Bankura then you can visit Shushunya hills also. 

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Distance :-

1. Bankura from Khatra to Mukutmanipur – 50 km
2. From Khatra to Mukumanipur – 7 km
3. From Khatra to Mosquet Hill – 2 km
4. Khatra to Sonamani Hills – 14 km
5. Khatra to Bishnupur – 60 km
6. Khatra to Sutan – 28 km
7. Sutan to Talvera Dam – 24 km
8. Jhelimili from Taliberia – 7 km
9. Jhelimili to Ghatshila – 60 km


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  1. Abhishek says:

    I want to enjoy the tour

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