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Domestic Tours : Nearby Sojourn
BISHNUPUR - Bishnupur is noted for its large number of terracotta temples of considerable grandeur and big tanks. Bishnupur idetifies itself with the rich past which had witnessed great splendour and magnificence in the days of its power and glory during the rule of the Malla kings. It was under the patronage of the Malla kings that the Bengali classical musical gharana established in the late twelfth century.
SANTINIKETAN - Santiniketan or the abode of peace established by Maharshi Devendranath Tagore, the father of the world famous Bengali Poet Rabindranath Tagore as a meditation center where later on Rabindranath established the Brahma Vidyalaya and in an open air school "Brahmacharya Ashram". In 1921, it expanded into Vishwa Bharati University, a residential university with an international body, hostels and extensive grounds. It includes separate colleges for fine arts and crafts, dance, music, teachers" training, Asian languages, technology, postgraduate studies and research. This university along with the landscapes of khowani, the rivulet Kopai nearby, an evening at Shyor Bithi Park and visit to nearby Kankalitala - one of the 51 pithas would be an ideal short trip.
GHATSILA - a visit to nearby Ghatsila in the Chotanagpur plateau region can be a perfect getaway. Here one may visit the picturesque spots around like Dharagiri falls after a short trek in the forest, Brudi lake on the way, Fuldungri Hillock, Rankini temple at Jadugoda, The Galudih dam and enjoy the sunset and moonlit nights at Ratmohana by the Subarnarekha river. Those interested can visit the house of eminent author Bibhuti Bhusan Bandopadhya at Dahigoda. A stroll down the Subarnarekha bridge by the Hindustan Copper Plant at Moubhandar may be a pleasant experience too.
MADHUPUR - Madhupur in Jharkhand was considered a health resort the water being ideal for stomach and digestion ailments where many eminent people, particularly from Bengal, stayed on vacations. Though the place has lost its earlier popularity people still visit with trips to places around like the famous Kali temple of Pathrol, watch the sunset from the Bureswari Hill nearby, picnic at Usri Waterfalls and Khandoli Lake in Giridih and even Deoghar for visit to the Baidyanath Dham temple and Trikut Hill.