Bankura – At a Glance

Bankura | At a Glance

Bankura district (Pron: bãkuɽa) is an administrative unit in the Indian state of West Bengal has a 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

Mukutmanipur, Bishnupur, Susunia Hill

There are two major ecotourism centers developed under the maintenance of the 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 millimeters (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 the Bankura Damodar Railway which will connect to the Howrah-Bardhaman Chord section. A computerized reservation facility is available. Going towards the northwest, Adra Junction Railway Station is the nearest main station, and moving south, Midnapore Railway Station is the major station next to Bankura.
The Bankura Junction railway station and bridge over the 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) runs from Morgan (in Murshidabad district) to Kharagpur (in Paschim Medinipur district), State Highway 9 (West Bengal) runs 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, Several Nursing Homes and Health Clinics

Best Season: October – March
Monsoon Season: July – August

There is 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.