Midnapore, located in the Paschim Medinipur district of West Bengal is a scenically blessed town. It is renowned for being a prehistoric excavating site. Archeologists during their expedition have discovered many coins issued during the Gupta Era in Tamraliopta. The natural beauty and manmade beaches are another prime attraction of Midnapore. Midnapore is a historical significant destination which had produced many martyrs during Indian Freedom movement in British Raj. Midnapore was the centre of revolutionary activities. Visitors can see many monuments erected to pay homage to the brave martyrs. Being the home of ancient mosques and temples, Midnapore has become the hub for many pilgrims from far and wide. Situated along the bank of river Kangsabati there are many places to visit in Midnapore.
It is an ancient town with rich historic essence. Bahiri is known for housing ruins of four Buddhist Stupas Paltikri, Saptikri, Dhantikri, and Godhantikri. The age old ashram of Lord Rama is one of the prime attractions of Bahiri.
Located close to Midnapore, Chandrakona is another quaint settlement with historic significance. The grandiose palace of King Chandraketu or the remains of it is one of the primary interest points of Chandrakona. Visitors can also explore the ruins of Sobha Singha's Fort, Mahadev Temple, and the Lalji Temple while visiting to Chandrakona.
It is a cosmopolitan city of West Bengal with diverse culture. The unique landscape and verdant land of Jhargharm is the prime attraction of Jhargharm. Along with dense wooded forest Jhargharm with its ancient temples, folk songs, and royal palaces has become the sojourn of travelers who want to see the wonders of Mother Nature while feeling the lingering essence of historic era.
Situated at a distance of 14km from East Digha, Shankarpur is a beach town of West Bengal. Shankarpur is a fishing harbor with numerous temples. Travelers are generally attracted towards this town due to its sandy shores.
Housing essential temples from 19th century, Dantan also spelled as Danton is a hub for pilgrims and history buff. Built in curvilinear style the three major temples of Dantan are the Jagannath Temple, the Shyamaleswar Temple, and the Chandaneswar Temple.
Formerly known as Bakadwip, Garbeta also spelled as Gharbeta is small town located in the bank of river Shilabati. Offering the most astounding view of river meandering through the plain Gangani, the Grand Canyon of Bengal has become one of the prime attractions of Garbeta.
Built under the commandment of Maharaja in Mayor Dynasty is Bargabheema Temple, an 1150year old Hindu temple. It is declared as a heritage site by West Bengal. Bargabheema Temple is considered as 51 Shakti peth where left ankle of sati felled and is worshipped as Kapalini. The best time to visit Bargabheema Temple is during Durga Puja and Bengali New Year.
Protected under Archeological Survey of India Kurumbera is an ancient fortress with a temple, and several quarters. Kurumbera Fort is said to be built in 1438-1469 AD during the rule of Surya Vamsi king of Orissa Gajapati Kapilendra Dev. There are many folk tales entwined with this fort the famous one being, that Kurumbera was built in one night when Ram Sita visited this place during their Vanbas.
Built with white marble in ancient Islamic architectural styles is the famous tourist destination of Midnapore, Jora Masjid. The name of this historic monument is derived from native language were ‘Jora’ stands for ‘Twin’ and ‘Masjid’ for ‘Mosque’. Festive season like Eid is the best time to visit Jora Masjid.
Renowned for the Hatnagar Mahadeb Temple, Egra is quaint settlement of Midnapore. Built under the commandment of King Gajapati Mukundaded the beautiful Orissa style architecture of Hatnagar Mahadeb Temple has lured many travelers towards Egra. Another favored destination of Egra is Krishna Sagar & Nagua Kachari.
Dedicated to Lord Shiva Dandeswar Mahadev Temple is an essential Hindu temple of Midnapore. The prime attraction of Dandeswar Mahadev Temple is the Shivalinga which attracted pilgrims and devotees from far and wide towards Midnapore.
It is another attraction of Midnapore. The modern European style architecture of Baptist Mission Church gives an aura of biblical ambiance.
Blessed with tropical savannah climate, the best time to relish the beauty of Midnapore is during winter season from November to February.