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Bheembandh Sanctuary

There are several hot water springs that maintain nearly the same temperature all year round.

Inside the deep Kharagpur forest, 50 km away from the district HQ, there’s this scenic spot with a natural waterfall surrounded by hills from the three sides. According to Mahabharata; Bheema, one of the pandavas, constructed a dam (bandh) here and therefore it is called Bhimbandh. and known for warm water source.

Bhimbandh Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the south west of Munger district. The forests cover an area or 681.99 km² on the hills and undulating tract of Kharagpur Hills. It is situated at a distance of 56 km from southern border of Munger, 20 km from Jamui Railway Station and 200 km from Patna Airport.

Bhimbandh is situated south of the Ganges River, at the northern edge of Chota Nagpur Plateau and west of Santhal Pargana. it is surrounded on all sides by densely inhabited non-forestry areas. In the valley portions and at the foothills are several hot springs of which the finest are at Bhimbandh, Sita Kund and Rishi Kund. All the hot springs maintain nearly almost same temperature all year round. Of them, the Bhimbandh springs have the hottest temperature (52 °C to 65 °C) and discharge (0.84-1.12 cubic/sec) and constitute the best area for the exploration of geothermal energy potential.

There are number of places of tourist interest near the Sanctuary, including Rishi Kund, Sita Kund, Ha-Ha Punch Kumari, Rameshwar Kund, and Kharagpur Lake.



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