Legend has it that the place got its name from the hills that look like crowns set over the meandering rivers of the land. Indeed Mukutmanipur, a quaint and quiet retreat in Bankura, is quite the crowning glory of the region. t2 spent a night at Peerless Resort Mukutmanipur to absorb the laid-back ambience and admire the scenic beauty of the place.
Before you head out
Where is it: Mukutmanipur, Bankura
Best way to get there: a 4.5-hour drive from Calcutta
What to visit: Mukutmanipur Dam, Jhilimili forest, Banpukhuria deer park, Bikna dokra village
Where to stay: Peerless Resort Mukutmanipur
Rates: Upwards of Rs 4,484 per day per cottage. Special seasonal packages are available too