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About Madhupur

Madhupur in Jharkhand a small town falling under the Deoghar district. It is a beautiful town surrounded by two monsoon rivers, Patro Nadi and Jaynti Nadi which provide immense greenery to the place. Famous for its Bengali sweets from which it is believed that the name of the town is derived the town is equally known for its Dairy Farming. With a population of nearly 47,349 and an average literacy rate of 63%,which is above the national literacy rate the town is day-by-day making rapid progress in all aspects. The city is a Legislative Assembly Area and falls under the Godda Constituency. Having a main Railway Junction, Madhupur is thus well-connected by road & railways to all major parts of the country. Madhupur attracts tourists due to its laidback nature, sweet waters, fresh air and natural atmosphere thus gaining the title of being ‘The Health Resort of Jharkhand’.

About Madhupur
Pathrol Kali Temple near Madhupur

Past & Present of Madhupur

Madhupur as the rest of India has witnessed the rule of different dynasties & rulers till it finally came under the British Rule. The town gained importance due to its calm envoirment & immense natural beauty and many noted writers, poets, educationists came & built homes here, to pursue their creative writing in peace & solitude. During the period of 1910 to 1970 many eminent personalities of Kolkata visited this town mainly during Durga Pooja, Summer & Christmas vacations. Mr. Deb Narayan Kundu played a key role in building nearly 32 holiday bungalows for the use of these notable persons coming from Kolkata. Today these bungalows have been converted into guest houses and heritage buildings attracting tourist to this place. The people of Madhupur actively participated in the freedom struggle. As per history the Municipality Office of Madhupur was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi in the year 1910. After gaining Independence the town became a part of Jharkhand state and is now making good progress and showing significant growth under an able government.

Famous Personalities of Madhupur

The noted Scientist & Educationist, Asutosh Mookerjee from Bengal and his son, Uma Prasad Mookerjee - the famous travel writer stayed in Madhupur, the house built by them is known as Gangaprasad House is now a heritage building & tourist palce in Madhupur.

Capt. Debendra Chandra Mazumdar from Bangladesh, who was an eminent physician, who stayed here from 1945 till his death in late sixties

Mr. Nitya Gopal Roy, Retd. District Magistrate of Bengal is another noted personality also lived here.

Geography & Climate of Madhupur

Madhupur city is located at 24.25°N 86.65°E and is about 228 metres (748 ft) above sea level. The average temperature during the hot summer months ranges from 23°C to 45°C but is comparatively low during the winter & rainy season. The area gets good rainfall during the Monsoon season which starts from early July and lasts till late September. The best time to visit Madhupur is thus from late June to April end when the weather is quiet pleasant making it enjoyable to explore the city.

Culture & Festivals of Madhupur

Festivals of Madhupur
Durga Puja in Madhupur

The town is located near to the states of Bengal & Orissa, and thus is greatly influenced by the culture of these two states. The majority of population of Madhupur has people who have come from Bengal and Odisha. The people of Madhupur are simple, kind-hearted, helpful and friendly folks who follow their traditional culture & beliefs. All festivals are celebrated with great fervor here, especially Durga Pooja, Diwali, Id and Christmas in a spirit of communal harmony & brotherhood. Hindi being the official language is the main language spoken in Madhupur town, besides English, Bengali and other local languages like Santali of the region.

Food in Madhupur

The food of Madhupur has a distinct influence of the Bengali, Oriyan & Jharkhand cuisine and is cooked in the traditional way. The food comprises of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes and is very simple with lots of nutritional value. Madhupur is very popular for its Bengali sweets which offer a splendid treat to the people coming here. The people of Madhupur offer un-matched hospitality and the restaurants, & eating joints present in the city provide mouth-watering hot, relished by both the tourists & local residents.

Tourism in Madhupur

Madhupur Tourist destinations
Parks in Madhupur

Madhupur is an important tourist stop-over as it is very close to famous destinations like Deoghar, Jamtara, Giridih & Dumka which are known for religious places & natural wonders such as Dashavatar Temple, Jain Shrines, Jharkhandi Dham, Raksha Kali Temple, Usri Falls, Mayurakshi River, etc. Madhupur is recognised as a Health Resort at it is believed that the water from two monsoon rivers, Patro Nadi & Jaynti Nadi flowing provides relief from various stomach and digestion ailments. Gangaprasad Bhawan, the house in which Sir Asutosh Mookerjee and his son, Uma Prasad Mookerjee - the famous travel writer stayed is also a noted heritage building. The city also has a Bollywood connection as the ever-popular director Basu Chaterjee shot the Chit Chor" a blockbuster of the 70’s in its beautiful environs. The city is also famous due to the presence of famous Crockery Factory La Opala Ltd. attracting people to the place. A beautiful & scenic town, Madhupur is ideal place for a short welcome break and has adequate transportation like buses, trains, taxis, etc.

Shopping in Madhupur

Madhupur City has many shops selling a variety of goods; visitors coming to the city can explore the local bazaars like Meena Bazar, etc. for gifts & souvenirs. Tourists coming to Madhupur love to roam about and enjoy the natural wonders and relish the taste of Bengali sweets & mouth-watering dishes of the place.

Economy of Madhupur

Dairy Farming is a major occupation in the city of Madhupur and has been serving as a good quality milk center since many years. The majority of milk produced amounting to over 60% is supplied to nearby towns like Giridih, Deoghar, Jamtara, Asansol, etc.

Transportation in Madhupur

Transport in Madhupur
Railways in Madhupur

An adequate transportation network helps the tourists & other traveller reach a place easily and thus promotes tourism in the city. Madhupur Junction, station code MDP, is an important railway station falling on the Delhi-Kolkata Main Line and Madhupur Giridih Rail-Line of the Indian Railways. The station has 4 platforms and a number of trains run too & fro from this station and is a part of the Eastern Railways. The city lies on NH 23 and NH 33 and is well connected by road to places like Giridih and Deoghar. A number of buses, taxis, cycle-rickshaws, autos, etc. are easily available to travel within the city as well as to neighbouring places. The nearest airport to Madhupur city is at Ranchi which is at a distance of 240 kilometers and takes four hours by road to reach there.

Madhupur Junction
Address: Station Road, Madhupur, Deoghar district, Jharkhand, India
Line(s): Howrah-Delhi Main Line
Madhupur-Giridih Rail line
Station code: MDP
Zone(s): Eastern Railway
Division(s): Asansol Division

Madhupur at a glance

State: Jharkhand
Languages Spoken: Hindi, English, Bengali & Santali
Altitude: 228 m (748 ft)
Pin Code: 815353
Winter Temperature: 12°C -22°C
Summer Temperature: 23°C to 45°C
Best Time to Visit: October to March
STD Code: 91-(0) 6438
Major Tourist Attractions: Monsoon Rivers, Patro Nadi & Jaynti Nadi, Gangaprasad Bhawan, Pathrol Kali Mata Mandir, Baba Nayak Dham Ganjobari, Bakulia Falls, Nag Devta Temple, Prabudham, etc.
Major Festivals: Durga Pooja, Diwali, Id, Holi, Christmas etc.

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