भीमबंध गर्म कुण्ड, मुंगेर (Bhimbandh Hot Springs) – Munger

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Bhimbandh Hot Spring, Munger

Timings: 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM

  • Soak in the beauty of the Kharagpur hills around
  • Take a relaxing natural hot sulphur bath at Tatal Pani
  • Enjoy water from natural springs and organic food

Bhimband is situated in the south-west of Munger district in Bihar. The sanctuary is spread across an area of 682 sq km and comprises of undulating topography. Here, you can find a unique amalgamation of hills, plains and plateau region blanketed by a thick forest cover and some incredible hot springs. The forests here are famous for hot water springs which are said to contain traces of radio active. The hot springs here seem to have a constant temperature throughout the year and attract a lot of tourists. Of significance is the historical legend behind this wildlife sanctuary.

Bhimbandh Hot Spring, Munger

Dating back to the time of Mahabharata, it is believed that the Pandavas set up their ‘disguised’ temporary shelters here by the hot spring and constructed a dam (known as ‘bandh’ in Hindi) across the stream. The dam was named after Bhim, the strongest of all Pandavas. This is also where the name of the sanctuary is derived from. Even today you can find the stone slabs remnant of the dam.

They are close to the forest village of Bimbandh. Close to the village are some hot springs, called Tatal-pani (Tapta-pani) with are by far the finest in the district. The District Gazetteer of Monghyr published in 1926 quoted Captain Sherwill “The first spring is situated about 300 yards to north of village immediately under a small detached Hill named Mahadeva, from whose base the water issued in a fine stream at temperature of 1470 Fahrenheit . A few hundred yards farther to the north, at foot of the hornstone hill Damadama, we came upon a region of hot springs. Hot water appeared to be spouting from the ground in every direction; the principal spring, of which there are eight or ten, had uniform temperature of 1450, all rising within a space of about 300 yards square. From the base of this hill the hot water issues in a fine stream. 

For safety purposes, this tour is not recommended for women who are more than 3 months pregnant, anyone that has had major surgery, or has a broken leg/arm, has chronic back or neck pains, etc.

How To Reach

By Air:

The nearest airport is located at Patna, almost 200 km away.

By Rail:

Nearest railway stations include Jamui railway station (20 km) and Bariarpur station on Jamalpur Bhagalpur section.

By Road:

Bhimband wildlife sanctuary is located 56 km away from Munger and can be reached easily by buses or private vehicles.

On the way to this place you will find that the road splits into two ways if you follow the left one you will reach Bhimbandh where you can find swimming pool, children park,a house where you can stay but for that you need permission from the officials, you will also find pool of boiling water.

And if you follow the right one you will find a river which splits into two,from one part only cold water comes and from the other one very hot water comes,remember taking some clothes there so you can enjoy taking a bath there.You will love this place.