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Jhilimili is located in West Bengal
Jhilimili is located in India
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 22°49′00″N 86°37′00″E / 22.8167°N 86.6167°E / 22.8167; 86.6167Coordinates: 22°49′00″N 86°37′00″E / 22.8167°N 86.6167°E / 22.8167; 86.6167
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Bankura
Elevation 228 m (748 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,429
 • Official Bengali, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
ISO 3166 code IN-WB
Vehicle registration WB
Website bankura.gov.in

Jhilimili is a tourist centre in Ranibandh CD Block in Khatra subdivision of Bankura district in the Indian state of West Bengal.


In Bengali, Jhilimili means sparkle or twinkle.[1]


Jhilimili is located at 22°49′00″N 86°37′00″E / 22.8167°N 86.6167°E / 22.8167; 86.6167. It has an average elevation of 228 metres (748 ft).[2] Jhilimili is located on the banks of Kangsabati River, is about 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) from Mukutmanipur,80 kilometres (50 mi) from Bankura, 36 kilometres (22 mi) from Khatra and 20 kilometres (12 mi) from Ranibandh.[3]

Tourist spot[edit]

A travel from Ranibandh to Jhilimili offers a magnificent revelation to impressive forest of changeable heights on both sides on the route.[3] The Kangsabati flows through this forest and its banks are an ideal picnic spot. The watchtower at Jhilimili offers a commanding view of the surrounding area.[4] Jhilimili is a quiet place, and makes for a pleasant getaway for city-dwellers.[1]


As per 2011 Census of India Jhilimili had a total population of 1,429 of which 715 (50%) were males and 714 (50%) were females. Population below 6 years was 148. The total number of literates in Jhilimili was 1,046 (81.65% of the population over 6 years).[5]


State Highway 5 (West Bengal) running from Rupnarayanpur (in Bardhaman district) to Junput (in Purba Medinipur district) passes through Jhilimili.[6]


During mid-January, Tusu parab is celebrated. Goddess Tusu is worshipped. Santhals organise village fairs during Makara Sankranti.[4] Myths heard for generations says once a King had two daughter Jhili & Mili. Based on their daughter name the location is identified as Jhilimili.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Jhilimili". Forests. theindiatravel. Retrieved 2009-09-25. 
  2. ^ "Jhilimili, India Page". Falling Rain Genomics. Retrieved 2009-09-25. 
  3. ^ a b "Bankura". bengalinet. Retrieved 2009-09-25. 
  4. ^ a b "Jhilimili". india9.com. Retrieved 2009-09-25. 
  5. ^ "2011 Census – Primary Census Abstract Data Tables". West Bengal – District-wise. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 14 October 2016. 
  6. ^ "List of State Highways in West Bengal". West Bengal Traffic Police. Retrieved 22 September 2016.