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How To Reach Mukutmanipur
Located close to West Bengal-Jharkhand border at the confluence of Kumari and Kangsabati Rivers is the serene village of Mukutmanipur in the Bankura district of the state. It is a popular weekend getaway for the residents of Kolkata and neighboring towns. Boasting of few attractions, Mukutmanipur is often visited for sightseeing from Bankura. A dam and a reserve forest are the things to look out for during a visit to Mukutmanipur. The village is fairly well accessible from different parts of the state. How can you reach Mukutmanipur? Read on.
Mukutmanipur presumably does not have an airport. For air accessibility, Mukumanipur has to depend upon Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport in Durgapur and Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport in Dum Dum Kolkata. Durgapur airport is about 117 km from Mukumanipur and has only recently resumed services. It, however, has few airlines operating services in and out of Durgapur. Dum Dum Airport in Kolkata is one of the primary airports in the eastern part of the country and enjoys great connectivity with the rest of the country. There are several flights operating to and from Kolkata. It is located about 260 km from Mukutmanipur. From the airport taxis and buses are available for ferrying people to their destination.
Mukutmanipur does not have a railway station. The closest railhead is in Bankura which is located about 55 km from Mukutmanipur. From Mukutmanipur, it is a 2-3 hour drive to Bankura Railway Station. Rani Shiromani Fast Passenger, Purulia Howrah SF Express, Ranchi Howrah Intercity Express, Aryanyak Express, Rupasi Bangla Express are some of the popular trains that run between Bankura and Howrah. It is easy to travel to Bankura given the large number of trains that travel between Howrah and Bankura. From the station local transport is easily available to travel to Mukutmanipur.
Mukutmanipur is best accessed by road. In the absence of a railway station and airport, the road is the only way to reach Mukutmanipur. A well-developed network of roads connects Mukutmanipur to neighboring towns and cities. There are state tourism buses and private buses have Coaches running at regular intervals between Mukutmanipur and Bankura and neighboring towns. Taxis, cabs, and buses are available everywhere and hence it is not difficult to travel to Mukutmanipur. Tourists prefer to drive down often and the long drive through Bengal countryside is truly an enjoyable experience.
A small serene village though it is, Mukutmanipur is fairly well-developed. It has a decent transport system that helps tourists to move around in the area, go for sightseeing and travel to neighboring towns like Bankura. Motor and cycle rickshaws are very popular here and a large number of people are found using them. Totos have also gained popularity and is an easy mode of transportation. There are regular bus services that help people to travel to the railway station in Bankura and adjoining areas.