Districts

WELCOME TO PAKUR : "THE LAND OF VIBRANT PEOPLE"


ABOUT PAKUR

The district of Pakur came into existence in the year 1994. It is situated in the north east corner of Jharkhand State. It is located at 23o 40' to 25o18' latitude and 86o 25' to 87o 57' E. longitude. Pakur is Surround by Sahibganj district in north. The District Bokaro has a Geographical area of 696.21 Sq. km. having total population of 7,00032 according to 2001 Census.

ATTRCTIONS

SIDDHU-KANHU PARK,Nityakali Mandir,Mahakal Shakti Pith,Hot Spring, Kanchangarah,CITY PARK etc.

HOW TO REACH

Air: Nearest Airport is Kolkata.

Rail:Pakur is well connected by Indian Railways.

Road: Well connected with all the major cities by good roads.

SIDDHU-KANHU PARK: This Park, situated behind SDO Bungalow & in front of Deputy Commissioner's residence, is the only beautiful & entertaining park of the district. Here stands the Martello tower, built by the British rulers of Palur to defend their Raj here from the onslaughts of Santhal warriors who had waged struggle to drive out the Englishmen, tyrant Jamindars, and Banias of their land.

Diwan-e-Pir: It is situated in the northeast form Pakur Railway Station Between Pakur & Tilvitta. Muslims offer their prayers on the eve of their festivals at this holy place.

Dharni-Paha: This place is situated at the distance of 15km. In the southwest from Pakur district HQ. There is an old temple of Lord Shiva on the hilltop where an annual fare is held on the occasion of Maha-Shivratri. Religious people pay their floral offerings with great devotion. If this place is being developed as a tourist center it may be important center of attractions among the tourists.

Nityakali Mandir: This temple exists in the campus of Pakur Rajbari in the north middle of Pakur Town. It is very old. The shape of the statue is engraved on a big black stone. The people of this area used to pay their floral offerings to Goddess kali with great devotion. Its origin relates to Pakur Raj family. Its distance from Pakur Railway station is 2km.

Hot Spring: This natural fountain is fit in the place of Sidpur at the distance of 8km from Pakuria Block HQ. Through road link is not available but its importance from religious point of view is much more for Sapa Hore tribes. People of other community have a very pious view in taking bath in this hot spring especially on the occasion of Makar Sankranti.

BIRKITTI: It is situated at the distance of 10km from Maheshpur Block HQ. There was a bitter battle fought between the local Rajput chief Raja Udit Narayan Singh & Nabab Murshid Kuli Khan of Murshidabad in the early 18th century. The ruins of the fort can still be seen.

DEVINAGAR: It is situated at the distance of 16km in the Southwest from Maheshpur Block HQ. It contains the remnants of temples & houses said to have been built by local Raja Udit Narayan Singh. The ruins of tunnel, which once connected this place with village Birkitti, can still be seen.

Shiv Sheetla Mandir: The temple of lord Shiva & Shakti is one of the centers of attractions among the religious people of Hindu community. It is situated in the Southeast from Pakur Railway Station at the distance of km.

Mahakal Shakti Pith: A proposed gorgeous temple of Mahakal Shakti Pith has been emerged as a center of devotion in the west of Pakur Town. It is situated in Talwadanga mohalla at the distance of 2.5km from Pakur Railway Station.

Kanchangarah: This place is situated on the top of the hill in the deep forest at the distance of 18km from Littipara Block HQ. It is in oval shape having a very peculiar sound while echoed. It is said to be the ruling sit of then Paharia king in this region. But its history is not available. Though references are found in the local dialects , which may be treated as interpolation only

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