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Bankura Tourism Overview

About Bankura

Bankura is a district located in West Bengal. It has its historical connections with the foregone times of Mahabharata. The name Bankura means red soil but the scholars still debate over the righteous meaning of the word.


Bankura is elevated at an altitude of 78 meters above sea level and unfolds across an area of 6,882 sq. km. It is entrenched on the banks of River Damodar and is surrounded by the districts like Bardhaman in North, Purulia in West and Medinapur in South. The climate of Bankura is classified as tropical temperate. The average temperature during summers touches 34°C whereas drops drastically to 23°C on an average during winters.


Bankura is emerging as a frequented tourist destination in West Bengal. It houses various alluring places like Bishnupur that is famous for the terracotta temples, Susunia Hills, Biharinath Hill, Mukutimonipur, Jhilmili and Karo Pahar. These are then notable attractions in Bankura.