Mukutmanipur Dam
Mukutmanipur Dam
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2 Km From Bangopalpur Reserve Forest 270 Km From Kolkata , 55 Km from Bankura Rail Station and 8 Km from Khatra Town, Mukutmanipur 722315 India
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Arindam_Sikdar
Kolkata (Calcutta), India30 contributions
Nov 2020
This place is vast and beautiful. A nice place for weekend trip with family and/or friends. I hv taken my bike and I learnt that one can cross the dam to go to deer park by taking ferry close to Pareshnath Temple. My bike had her first boat ride on water here. The place is serene and it offers a vastness to soothe our tired soul..
Written November 26, 2020
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Shourjendra D
Kolkata (Calcutta), India3,657 contributions
Jan 2017 • Family
This place is teeming with picnickers on a weekend, especially in the cooler months. I went there by my own car from Bishnupur town,for a quick tour of the place.

Roads are pretty decent and I was dependent on GPS,which actually didn't disappoint. I asked for directions at few crossings as well.

The place is too crowded,especially for picnickers and parking is a big job there.The toilet is so overcrowded that female members in my family could not go in at all,and later had to use the washroom of a local petrol pump. Entire place is throbbing with rampant usage of loudspeakers and honks of so many vehicles.

The dam itself is nice to see but much smaller in size as well as grandeur to Maithon or Panchet dam. It is earthen dam and situated over Kangsabati River.

Nothing much to see though apart from the dam and the artificial lake created by the dam. Half n hour is more than enough to spend at the place.
Written January 16, 2017
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DJ_voyageur
New Delhi, India22 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
Dear Reader,
If you are researching about Mukutmanipur, permit me to add my two cents.
The dam (Kangsabati river, with abit of Kumari river as well) is quite picturesque. To enjoy it best, there are multiple ways -
A. Road along the dam boundary - A well built road encircles the dam boundary. But beware, the administration makes sure tha you can't take your own vehicle on tjis beautiful path on weekends. You see, they have done it quite cleverly. The gatekeeper of the road asks you for a permit before driving on the road. You go to the permit office (about 5 minutes away from this door) and discover that it's closed on weekends. But, the gatekeeper lets you discover on your own of course. Then he suggests that you can take jumbo sized, wobbly, diesel autos, which, surprisingly, are not banned from the road. You can practically smell the nexus between auto union and the administration there. I mean if you can't take your car, of course you are bound to ride the eardrum-shattering autos.
My recommendation - do not bother to drive on this road, via autos or your vehicle. Walk instead, it's more peaceful, does not damage your ears and needs no permit.
B. Take a boat - this is a must do. Although, keep ready for crowds. A mass exodus seems to visit this place, particularly on holidays. They come in hired buses, even cook at the banks of the dam, and add generously to the garbage without much care for disposal. Notwithstanding the crowd, do take a boat ride. It's beautiful and relaxing. It takes over one hour. Best time to go is during sunset hours to catch the reflection of the evening sun bouncing off the calm waters.

There are few high-end resorts. Peerless Resort is there, but a bit expensive and a bit unlike the typical definition of a resort.

Visit Bankura district while returning to see the dokra and terracotta art's bastion. Take cash with you as the shops are just houses (huts) of these artists where you can see how dexterously they create the pieces.
Do not hesitate in negotiating the price a little. Although do keep in mind that these folks survive on these art forms (and vice versa), so, if you can spend, be generous. Some heavy dokra pieces run in five figure (in INR) sums easily.

Linguistic pointers - If you have a Bangla speaker with you, nothing like it. Else, do rely on gestures, a bit of Hindi or English. Do not expect the vendors, the boatmen, the local folks in general, to be fluent in other languages than Bangla. However, having said that, linguistic barrier is not a big enough reason to miss this destination.

That's it, my dear reason. In a nutshell, Mukutmanipur Dam and nearby area's are definitely worth a visit. Do try once.

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Bon voyage!
Written February 8, 2019
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Meraj Faiz
Kolkata (Calcutta), India19 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
Beautiful place to be and drive along. River waters are clean and the boat ride along the dam makes for an amazing experience
Written March 22, 2020
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Susovan2014
Kolkata (Calcutta), India145 contributions
Dec 2018 • Family
This dam area has recently been renovated with dazzling art work by the road side and well maintained shopping complex. There are some nice view points as well. Only downside is that there is no decent restaurant , all are mediocre at best.
Written January 22, 2019
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Smritijit
Taipei, Taiwan326 contributions
Dec 2017 • Family
A very beautiful place for picnic. A lots of place to roam around. A full day is not enough to see all the stuffs. Scenery is awesome. A very beautiful view from the small rocks. Main attraction: Mukutmanipur Dam, Kangsabati and kumari confluence, Pareshnath temple, Musafirana park..A very beautiful sunset and sunrise view. There are very impressive arrangements for picnic. Food is also available (cheap restaurant as well as fine dinning restaurants are there ). Remember its a tobacco free, alcohol free, plastic free place.
Written December 31, 2017
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Gargi R
Kolkata (Calcutta), India12 contributions
Oct 2017 • Family
A spectacular sight with the Kanksabati river behaving almost like an ocean with its sights and sounds!
The only difficulty was that we arrived on the Friday of the Diwali weekend and so did not get permission to cross the river in our car as all officials were away till Monday!
Written October 22, 2017
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Thanks for your feedback. We will like you welcome you in near future again. Share this place with your friends. Thanks, Anirban Dash, from Mukutmanipur Tourism. For any kind of help dial 7407407474
Written October 24, 2017
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Animesh Patra
Essen, Germany402 contributions
Mar 2017 • Family
It is a dam in Khatra subdivision of Bankura district in the state of West Bengal, India. In the year 1956, the Kangsabati Dam or a water reservoir was built, which is around 12 km away from the town of Khatra in the Bankura District. This is a huge dam.
The dam is on the river Kangsabati (also variously known as the Kasai and Cossye) . The river Kangsabati rises from the Chota Nagpur Plateau in West Bengal, and passes through the districts of Purulia, Bankura and Paschim Medinipur district in West Bengal before draining in the Bay of Bengal.
The view in the evening when its close to sunset, merged with the entire backdrop is breathtaking. This dam was built to grant irrigation facilities to the arable land of 8,000 sq. km, covering Purulia, Bankura, Paschim Medinipur and some parts of upper Hooghly. The dam is located exactly 2 km from Bangopalpur Reserve Forest and 55 km from Bankura and is bordered by forests. A huge variety of flora and fauna species can be found in the Bangopalpur Reserve Forest.
The Kangshabati Dam has now become a picnic spot, frequented by people for leisure. The road by the damn can be driven on and is a smooth ride, a very romantic one at that. The dam is worth visit. Water is clean, pollution free. The sides of the dam were very nice binding with stone. A huge river of full water looks like mirrors. Apart from the dam there is a hill and a temple above the hill, a far away there was a deer park. Totally the area is very nice & clean. The dam also looks great at night when it is decorated with lights.
The place is beautiful to simply sit in silence and indulge into the coolness of the river wind. With small hillocks and jungles around, and a wonderful, silent and clear water in front of you, this place simply freshens you up. The Dam is built beautifully and entire area is very clean. You can take a drive around the Dam, walk by the side of the Dam and also go for a long boat ride. The ideal time is sunrise/sunset, as the beauty of the River at that hour is speechless.
Written August 19, 2017
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Thanks you so much for Visiting Mukutmanipur. We are happy to hear from you again on Tripadvisor. Please share this place with your friends and families. Mukutmanipur Tourism is here to serve our best. We will love to see you again in Mukutmanipur. Thanks and Regards, Anirban Dash Mukutmanipur Tourism Helpline: 7407407474
Written October 21, 2017
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jimmycorbatt
Mumbai, India17 contributions
Aug 2015 • Friends
We can call it triveni sangam. Place of combination of Three river. A good tourist spot also. It has lots of crowd at winter season. Ferry service also available.
Written August 22, 2015
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trisul35
Kolkata (Calcutta), India179 contributions
Apr 2014 • Solo
in rainy season only you can enjoy for a day.don't move in winter highly disturb for picnic party and no arrangement of daily cleaning also.
best stay in WBFDC tourist lodge--excellent service.can reach from durgapur or bankura town also.both the places you can reach by train from howrah.
Written June 1, 2014
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