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Mukutmanipur in Bankura District is a favored tourist destination of Kolkata. It is situated on the confluence of River Kangsabati and Kumari River. Surrounded by the dense forest of Sal trees, Mukutmanipur is famous for its serene ambiance and pictorial sights. Ancient temples dedicated to Jainism are another attraction of Mukutmanipur. Above all to relish the beauty of this scenic town one must stay in Sonajhuri Prakriti Bhraman Kendra.
West Bengal Forest Department Corporation (WBFDC) has built a nature resort in Mukutmanipur called Sonajhuri Prakriti Bhraman Kendra. It is built atop a hill midst the verdant forest of Sal and Piyal Trees. For this reason tourists staying in Sonajhuri Prakriti Bhraman Kendra gets the panoramic vista of iconic Kangsabati Dam. Far from the hassle of daily life this serene WBFDC nature resort of Mukutmanipur has in no doubt become the abode for people who are looking for a retreat amidst nature.
Dotted with the verdant forest of Sal trees and sited along the confluence of two river streams, Mukutmanipur has many sightseeing places.
Kangsabati Dam: Built in 1956 on the gargling river stream of Kangsabati is Kangsabati Dam. It is one of the prime sightseeing places of Mukutmanipur. Located at a distance of 6km from the serene town of Mukutmanipur, Kangsabati Dam it is a gigantic water reservoir which attracts birds and picnicker from far and wide. Bird watching, picnicking, and boating are the famous things to do in Kangsabati Dam.
Deer Park: Bankupuria Deer Park situated adjacent to Kangsabati Dam is another famous sightseeing destination of Mukutmanipur. It is luxuriant forest with more than 40 Deers. The forest of Bankupuria Deer Park is also ideal for bird watching. Since it houses a vast collection of avifauna. The timing of Deer Park is from 8am to 5pm. Since the park is situated on the other side of Kangsabati Dam, visitors need to take a boat to reach Bankupuria Deer Park.
Ambikanagar: Famous for its Jain pilgrimage Ambikanagar is a historic town. This historic town is another well known destination to visit while staying in Sonajhuri Prakriti Bhraman Kendra. Here visitors can learn about the indigenous tribal culture while buying handicraft made by bamboo and grass.
Since Mukutmanipur is an offbeat destination visitors cannot find a direct train. They need to board a train for Bankura from Howrah. And from Bankura they can either directly hire a car to reach Mukutmanipur. Or they can opt to take a bus. The distance between Bankura and Mukutmanipur is 45km.