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This article tells you about Bankura district, located near the city of Kolkata, West Bengal. Know about travel and tourism in the district.


Location West Bengal
Climate Summers: 45°C (Maximum), 26.5°C (Minimum)
Winters: 27°C (Maximum), 12°C (Minimum)
Best Time to Visit September to February
Nearest Airport Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Airport
Nearest Railhead Kolkata Railway Station
Must Visits Terracotta Temples of Bishnupur, Susunia Hills, Beharinath Hills, Mukutmonipur Dam, Sutan
Language Spoken English, Hindi and Bengali
STD Code 03242

BankuraKolkata offers you several wonderful excursions. One amongst them is Bankura, one of the most exquisite districts of West Bengal. This is a place with a wonderful past and glorious historical heritage. It is also a fantastic center for local Bengali crafts and arts. Located on the banks of Dwarakeshwar, it offers you umpteen opportunities to visit several destinations that are unique from cultural and historical perspective. A trip to Bankura would be fantastic for those who are interested in archaeology, history, culture and crafts.

Spread over an area of 6881 sq km, the district has several places worth visiting. It houses the second biggest earthen dam of India, at the confluence of Kangsabati and Kumari River, in Mukutmonipur. The place, with its lush green beauty and deep blue water, is certainly the most captivating section of entire Bankura district. Other than this, the Susunia hill is famous for trekking expeditions as well as its natural streams. Biharinath Hill and Jhilimili are other places in Bankura where you can head for a trip.

Bankura is also a wonderful place for arts and handicrafts. The famous Bankura horses are the logo of all Indian handicrafts for export. Other than the terracotta crafts, handicrafts like dokra, stone-carvings and wood-carvings are also a specialty of Bankura district. Works of silk and tasar handlooms have also bloomed up very well in the last few years. Other notable crafts of the place are pottery, conch shells, leather works and baluchari sarees. A trip to Bankura is incomplete without a candid rendezvous with all these items.