Overview

A travel from Ranibandh to Jhilimili offers a magnificent revelation to impressive forest of changeable heights on both sides on the route. The Kangsabati flows through this forest and its banks are an ideal picnic spot. The watchtower at Jhilimili offers a commanding view of the surrounding area. Jhilimili is a quiet place, and makes for a pleasant getaway for city-dwellers


1. Jhilimili-Baro Mile Forest

Jhilimili and Sutan Forest also known as “Baro Mile-er Jungle” is 45 KM away from Mukutmanipur and 70 km from Bankura Town. There are viewpoints scattered throughout the forest from where you will get breathtaking landscapes. You will be happy to have a talk with king sized trees like Sal, Mahua, Shimul etc. Don’t miss the chance to see live painting sessions by plenty of butterflies in nature’s canvas. Monsoon comes here in lively green attire. Relive your childhood with rain dancing with the Monsoon's beat. There is also a particular road for elephants across the jungle.
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2. Sutan Lake

Sutan lake is 7KM within Jhilimili Range. Here the forest is rich with different species of fauna and distinctive flowers and seasonal birds. To be the cherry on the cake, a vibrant peacock may come into your sight for a golden glance. Not only tourists, bike riders also live their moments while passing the road through the jungle as it feels like hilly terrain. This virgin forest is connected with the Dalma forest range via Dooarsini and looks like Southern Dooars for its unspoiled luxurious greenery.
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3. Talberia Dam

It's a nature tourism destination at 6 KM away from Ranibandh. The total road is covered by deep forest and tribal villages. It's a charming spot for visitors to have some quality time spent.
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4. Rimil Eco Tourism Center

Basically it's a place for accommodation at Jhilimili. This Govt. guest house runs on private lease. The place is very decent. You will feel a village flavour at Rimil eco tourism center. Beside the resort there are also several tribal villages. If you want to stay at Jhilimili then rimil eco-tourism is the best option for you. Booking Info

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Latitude: 22.816687, Longitude: 86.6292357
 

CULTURE & FESTIVALS OF MUKUTMANIPUR

Tusu is a famous harvest festival celebrated by the local people of Mukutmanipur on the last day of 'Poush'. During the winter (January- February), witness a ritual that is dedicated to the 'Folk Goddess, Tusu'. The worshippers pray to the goddess for overwhelming wealth and happiness of their household. The lyrics of the folk songs related to this festival are quite different and you are going to love the melody of 'Santhal' and 'Kurmis'.
Don't miss the 'Cockfighting' which is arranged by the villagers during Tusu festival.
As the last day of 'Poush' is called Makar Sankranti, people from 'Santhal' community celebrate 'Makar Parab' during this time. People enjoy their gala days with meat, rice brew and fowl. A home-made drink named 'Hanriah' and dance on Dhamsa Madal's beats add extra charm to their festivity.

Karam festival is celebrated on 'Bhadra Ekadashi' and is mainly arranged for perfect cultivation and happiness of children. During this celebration, only one branch of a Karam tree is being separated from the tree and unmarried girls worship the branch.
Bandna(Saharai) is another popular tribal festival celebrated on the sacred day of Kartik Amavasya in the month of November. Villagers give huge importance to their pets as well as animals and they performed the puja mainly for them. People wash their cows and bulls, feed them well, decorate them with ornaments and natural colors. They sing 'Ohira' to acknowledge the contribution of the animals in their lives. Celebrating the Saharai festival, Santhal people show their gratitude to 'Ma Bhagabati' for golden-yellow paddy fields.