District Headquarter :- Midnapore
Main Citis:- Midnapore (District headquarter)
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Paschim Medinipur (also known as Midnapore West ) is one of the districts of the state of West Bengal , India . It was formed on January 1 , 2002 after the Partition of Midnapore into Paschim Medinipur and Purba Medinipur . The district has 4 sub-divisions: Kharagpur , Midnapore , Jhargram and Ghatal .
Places of Tourist Interests :-
Pathra :- Outstanding Hindu and Jain temples are also located in the village of Pathra a few kilometers from the town (Midnapore). Although a site of hundreds of small temples dating back into antiquity, many of the temples are in a state of disrepair due in part to lack of any sort of preservation, succumbing to the waters of the Kasai River, and theft of bricks by locals. An NGO Pathra Archaeological Preservation Committee , founded by Yeasin Pathan, has successfully persuaded the Archaeological Survey of India to restore the temples. 2,000,000 Indian rupees were sanctioned for this cause in 1998 and many of the temples have been restored. Remarkably secluded in location, this archaeological site is relatively unvisited due to lack of hype and its inaccessibility.
Karnagarh :- One of the major temples frequented by locals are the Chapaleswar and Mahamaya temples at Karnagarh located approximately 10 km north of the town (Midnapore). Both were built in the early eighteenth century.This temple is also of historic importance as being a hotspot of the Chuar Revolt during the Indian Independence Movement.
Gopegarh Heritage Park :- Since many Midnaporeans are fond of walking, a number of parks have come up in recent years. Gopegarh Heritage Park (Midnapore) is a good picnic spot for families and youth and was opened in 2001. Booking for sheds and boating facilities can be arranged at the Forest Range Office. Another major park has come up near the Police headquarters (also known as "Police line"). Many people can also be seen in the cooler morning and evening hours walking near the riverfront.
Jhargram :- is the Sub-Divisional town of Jhargram Sub-Division situated in the western part of Paschim Medinipur District of West Bengal. Beyond the Gangetic plains of Bengal, Jhargram offers the most exotic beauties of undulating topography culminating in hill ranges of Belpahari, Kankrajhor in the North to the serene beauties of meandering Subarnarekha river in the South. Jhargram is the paradise of nature lovers with bountiful forests of sal, mahul, wild elephants, deer and birds. The ancient temples, royal palaces, folk tunes and rhythms of tribal make it all the more attractive destination of tourists who love to discover the unknown and unaffected beauties of nature. I like to appeal to all nature loving tourists to come to Jhargram - smell it, feel it and inspire others to visit it.