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A district in the West Bengal state. It was formed on 1 January 2002 after the Partition of Midnapore into Paschim Medinipur and Purba Medinipur.

Attractions in West Medinipur

Arabari Range ForestGutiamara, West Bengal 721147, India

Arabari Forest Range is the name of a forest range in the West Midnapore district. Conservation efforts were begun in 1972 by an Indian Forest Service. Now the forest is dense green and one can have a safari by the permission of the forest department. There are a lot of wildlife population inside the forest and they are conserved very carefully by the forest department

Chilkigarh, kanakdurga mandirOld Jhargram, Jhargram, West Bengal 721514, India

Kanakdurga temple of Chilkigarh is the main attraction of the district. The temple is covered in the west by a dense forest that is covered with medicinal plant of 433 types and has a beautiful river that flows between the raj palace of Chilkigarh and Kanakdurga temple.

Gangani CanyonGangani Canyon, Gangani, West Bengal 721121

Gangani is a natural canyon situated near the town of Garhbeta, in the Paschim Medinipur district also known as the The Grand Canyon of West Bengal is almost 70 feet deep and is formed due to natural erosion of the Shilabati River. Due to its scenic beauty, the place has become a popular tourist spot.

Hijli Eco ParkPaschimpathri, West Bengal 721306, India

It’s a small natural park very close to IIT Kharagpur campus. There is a small deer park inside and a nursery also. The park has enchanting pathways with tall trees providing a canopy from both sides.

Jhargram Raj PalaceOld Jhargram, Medinipur, West Bengal 721507, India

The Jhargram Raj Palace is the current residence of the Malla Deb Royal family founded around 1592 AD by Sarveshwar Singh. About 10 rooms plus three dormitories on the ground floor have been converted into a Heritage Hotel run by the family. The Palace is an opulent Italianate structure set in carefully laid lawns and gardens.

Kansabati RiverKansabati River, West Bengal

This river rises from the Chota Nagpur plateau in the state of West Bengal and passes through the districts of Purulia, Bankura and Paschim Medinipur in West Bengal before draining in the Bay of Bengal. there is a dam built across this river.

Karnagarh TempleKarnagar, West Bengal 721129, India

This is a group of two temple which is dedicated to Mahadev and Mahamaya which is associated with the ancient fort of Karnagah. Which stand unhurt and excellent in thin structure. Tourists and devotees come here with a special feeling for these temples. this place is famous for tis views,  and architectural beauty. Daily a lot of people visit this place.

Kurumbera FortGaganeswar, West Bengal 721133, India

Kurumbera Fort is one of the most undiscovered forts in West Bengal. The architecture of this fort is a fusion of Odisha and Mughal architecture and is preserved by the Archaeological Survey of India. It was believed that the fort was built in a single night.

Nehru Museum of Science & TechnologyIIT Main Rd, IIT Kharagpur, Kharagpur, West Bengal 721302, India

Nehru Museum of Science and Technology is a museum situated within the IIT Kharagpur campus. It showcases many exhibits from various institutes and organizations across India and comprises of many technical models from the recent to past. The open area outside the building has many open-air demonstrations and outdoor exhibits including a hunter fighter plane, and a steam locomotive engine.

Map of attractions in West Medinipur