Bankura at a glance
With a lot of historical significance Bankura is a town famous for its hills and temples. It is also a treat for adventure sports enthusiasts such as trekkers and hikers. This place can take pride in having a wide range of spots attracting tourists for a variety of reasons ranging from Arts and Arcitecture, Terracota temples, dense virgin forests, hills and the scenic spots at Mukutmoipur etc. This historic town is an excellent choice for a weekend getaway.
Things to do in Bankura
Just 34 km off Bankura, lies the town of Bishnupur which is famous for terracotta temples and baluchari sarees. It draws people from world over for its architecture, music and handicrafts..
Gokul Chand Temple
Located only a few kilometer from the terracotta temples of Bishnupur, Gokulchand Temple is the grandest of the few Bengal stone temples. The 64 feet high pancha – ratna (five pinnacles) temple is flanked by a natmandir and the temple complex is surrounded by a high wall, giving the impression of a fort rather than a temple. The Idol of Lord Krishna has long been removed from the temple and is housed in Bishnupur, only to brought back on the occasion of Holi and Rash.
Other Temples in Bankura
Being a religious place, there are a lot of important temples that you might want to visit if you are a religious person. With history dating back to the mythological Mahabharata period, temples here carry a lot of significance and are a testimony for Indian heritage.
What to Eat in Bankura : Local Food and Cuisine
Bankura is famous for its sweet local treasures such as Mecha Sandesh . Another local sweet, Pera is very famous. Among drinks, Mahua is a local drink which is popular and very easily available. There are no fancy restaurants here, but there are some eating joints which could offer a modest vould offer a modest variety, such as North Indian and Bengali cuisine.