Bankhura is a quaint settlement situated on the western side of West Bengal state in India. Bankhura with its rich history and music has enthralled the mind of many travelers. The green Rolling Meadows and terraced agricultural fields are added charm of visiting Bankhura. It has its own Railway Junction which has made Bankhura an easily accessible destination of West Bengal region. Dotted with astounding trekking routes and natural trail, Bankhura has become an adventurers’ hub. There are many scenically blessed places to visit in Bankhura.
It is the tallest hill of the picturesque Bankhura town. Prior an ancient centre of Jainism, the hilltop of Biharinath with its rustic style and rich ecology has now become a favored tourist spot.
The hill of Susunia Hill is renowned for its natural spring and Silalip. Located in the North–Western side of Bankhura, Susunia hill has attracted many adventurer and archeologist. Fossils of Asiatic Lion, Giraffe, and hyena have been discovered from Susunia Hill. The rugged landscape of Susunia Hill is said to be ideal for rock climbing and camping.
It is the 2nd largest Dam in India located at the confluence of river Kumari and river Kangsabati. Mukutmanipur Dam is the most favored picnic spot of West Bengal. It is situated at a distance of 55km from Bankhura. The serene ambiance of Mukutmanipur Dam has made it a sojourn for people who want to find some solitude.
It is a pyramidal shaped shrine built in 1600 C.E to mark the celebration of RAS festival. During this festival all deities from Bishnupur were brought in Rasmancha to be worshipped by the citizens. It is the oldest and only brick temple of its kind in India. Rasmancha is no more a temple but a heritage site of Bankhura.
Also known as the Chota Patthar Darwaja or Small Gateway of Bishnupur, Garh Darwaja is terracotta entryway located in Bankhura close to Bishnupur. The terracotta stone work of Garh Darwaja had fascinated many visitors traveling to Bankhura.
It is a temple dedicated to lord Krishna and Balaram. The sacred temple is located at a distance of 20km from Bankhura in the hallowed city of Vrindavan. Krishna-Balaram Temple is said to be the Mecca for Vaishnava religion. It is one of the principal ISKCON sanctuaries in India and globally.
Located at a distance of 70km from Bankhura is a verdant land called Jhilimili. Endowed with rich flora and fauna the prime attraction of Jhilimili is the watch tower. From the watch towers visitors can catch a panoramic vista of sparkling river of Kangsabati meandering through the emerald green forest. The river side of Kangsabati has become a famous picnic spot of Bankhura.
October to December is considered the best time to relish the surreal beauty and historical monuments of Bankhura.