Biharinath

Biharinath

Infobox Mountain
Name = Biharinath
Photo = Biharinath Pahar.jpg
Caption = Biharinath from Nehru Park, Burnpur across the Damodar River
Location = Saltora, Bankura district, West Bengal, India
Range = Chota Nagpur Plateau
Elevation = convert|451|m|ft|0|lk=on
Coordinates =
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Biharinath ( _bn. বিহারীনাথ) is the tallest hill of Bankura District, in the Indian state of West Bengal., and one of the dense forest areas of the district. It is convert|451|m|ft|0|lk=on high. [cite web
url = http://www.india9.com/i9show/Biharinath-42847.htm| title = Biharinath | accessdate = 2008-03-17 | last = | first = | work = West Bengal | publisher = india9.com
] It is situated about convert|60|km|mi|0|lk=on north-west of Bankura town and convert|14|km|mi|0|lk=on north-east of Saltora town.

Archaeological importance

With the discovery of Paleolithic tools in the Biharinath area, the hill and the surrounding areas have come into focus of archaeologists. [cite web | url = http://www.uispp.ipt.pt/UISPPprogfin/Livro2.pdf
title = Status of Prehistoric studies in the twenty first century in India
accessdate = 2008-03-13 | last = | first = | work = C01-13 Progress of Prehistory in Bengal: a cultural overview | publisher = UISPP / IUPPS │ XV Congress
]

Tourism

The base of Biharinath is a popular tourist spot. A small tank measuring 0.50 ha. Provides facilities for angling. There is an old temple nearby. [cite web
url = http://bankura.gov.in/Tourism/tourism_1.htm | title = Biharinath | accessdate = 2008-03-19 | last = | first = | work = | publisher = District administration
]

Economy

The area also has coal deposits. Biharinath block represents south central part of Raniganj Coalfield in Trans Damodar region. The entire area is covered with alluvial soil. [cite web
url = http://coal.nic.in/anandpur.htm | title = Salient Features | accessdate = 2008-03-19 | last = | first = | work = | publisher = Coal ministry
]

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