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Birbhum Tourism Overview

About Birbhum

Birbhum, the land of red soil, is an administrative unit in West Bengal. The name Birbhum means the land of the brave. According to the legends, this place was ruled by the Bir dynasty and thus, the name Birbhum was derived. It has witness decades of changes right from the times of Gautam Buddha till the pre-independence era.


Birbhum escalates 4,545 km. sq. and in entrenched on the basin of River Ajoy. With such tranquil geographical location, Birbhum has a tropical climate and experiences contrasting temperatures. During the summers, temperature shoots up to 42° C during the daytime and decreases some degrees at night. On the other hand, the winter season is chilling and mercury level drops low at 10° C that remains constant throughout the day.


Birbhum is blessed with rich folk culture and is home to many cultural groups like Bauls, Kabiyals and Kirtaniyas. The Poush Fair is a notable attraction that lures the music enthusiasts and folk singer from different direction of this country.