Bankura district (Pron: bãkuɽa) is an administrative unit in the Indian state of West Bengal having district town named Bankura.
It has three sub-divisions i.e. Bankura Sadar, Khatra, Bishnupur
Bankura district is surrounded by Purba Bardhaman district and Paschim Bardhaman district in the north, Purulia district in the west, Jhargram district and Paschim Medinipur district in the south, and some part of Hooghly district in the east. Google Map
Major Tourist Spots
Mukutmanipur, Bishnupur, Susunia Hill
Eco Tourism Centers
There are two major ecotourism centers developed under maintenance of West bengal forest and local JFMC. Those are Susunia and Biharinath.
6,882 sq.km (2,657 sq mi)
From the beginning of March to early June, hot westerly winds prevail, the thermometer in the shade rising to around 45 °C (113 °F). The monsoon months, June to September, are comparatively pleasant. The total average rainfall is 1,400 millimetres (55 in), the bulk of the rain coming in the months of June to September. Winters are pleasant with temperatures dropping down to below 27 °C (81 °F) in December.
The hills of the district consist of outliers of the Chotonagpur plateau and only two are of any great height – Biharinath and Susunia. While the former rises to a height of 448 metres (1,470 ft), the latter attains a height of 440 metres (1,440 ft)
Kangsabati, Silabati, Darakeswar, Gandeswari
Bankura Junction railway station is managed by the South Eastern Railways and is on the Adra-Midnapore rail route. It is in Bankura city. Bhubaneswar Rajdhani Express, Rupashi Bangla Express, Aranyak Express, Puri-New Delhi(Nandan Kanan) Superfast Express, Ernakulam-Patna Express, Howrah-LTT Samarsata Express and Purulia-Howrah Express pass through this station. It is the originating and terminating station of Bankura Damodar Railway which will connect to Howrah-Bardhaman Chord section. Computerized reservation facility is available. Going towards north-west, Adra Junction Railway Station is the nearest main station and moving to south, Midnapore Railway Station is the major station next to Bankura.
The Bankura Junction railway station and bridge over Dhaleshwari River were built by Gujarati Railway Contractors of the town Jeewan Gangji Savaria and Lalji Raja Vadher in 1900 working for Bengal Nagpur Railway.
National Highway 14 (India) running from Morgam (in Murshidabad district) to Kharagpur (in Paschim Medinipur district), State Highway 9 (West Bengal) running from Durgapur (in Paschim Bardhaman district) to Nayagram (in Jhargram district) and State Highway 5 (West Bengal) running from Rupnarayanpur (in Bardhaman district) to Junput (in Purba Medinipur) pass through Bankura. NH 14 links Bankura to NH 12 and NH 16. Both NH 14 and SH 9 link Bankura to NH 19 (Grand Trunk Road).
Superficiality Hospital at Gobindanagar,Khatra & Bishnupur, Serveral Nursing Homes and Health Clinics
Best Time to Visit
Best Season: October - March and Monsoon Season: July - August
Hotel & Resorts
There are so many Govt. and Private well facilitated hotels and resorts at Bankura. You will find premium super deluxe accommodations as well as budget hotels.
Use of Plastic, Intoxication, Sound Pollution and Drugs are not allowed in any tourist area.