Midnapore is the district headquarters of Paschim Medinipur district of the Indian state of West Bengal and is situated on the banks of the Kangsabati River. The region had a significant role in India's freedom struggle. Vegetation incluces eucalyptus and sal forests on the northwest side of town and form part of the Dalma Hills. There are numerous majars and dargahs dotting the city. Midnaporeans in general are laid-back and friendly. A number of festivals are held in Midnapore each year. Festivals include Urs of the venerated saint Hazrat Maulana Syed Shah Murshed Ali Alquadri Al Jilani son of Hazrat Syed Shah Mehr Ali Alquadri Al Baghdadi. Milad-un-Nabi is also celebrated with the bursting of fireworks, Durga or Dusshera Puja, Eid ul-Adha, Saraswati Puja, Kali Puja, Baraam Puja, Vishwakarma Puja, Sitala, Jagaddhatri, Holi, Janmashtami, Manasa, Kartika, Ganesh, etc are celebrated with much fan fare. Other places of Interest are Digha, Mondarmani, Tajpur, Shankarpur, etc
- Gopegarh Heritage Park
- Jagannath Temple at Nutan Bazar
- Hanuman-jeu Temple in Mirzabazar
- Sitala temple at Barabazar
- Habibpur Kali Temple
- Bank of Kangsabati River for boating and fishing
- Jora Masjid
- Rukmini temple at Nutanbazar
- Dewan Baba's majar
- Fakir Kua
- Sukumar Sengupta Smriti Uddan
- By Air - Nearest Airport is in Dum Dum i.e. at Kolkata (Kolkata Airport), which is air linked with many major Indian and international cities. It is 140 kilometers by road to Netaji Subhas Bose International airport.
- By Rail - Nearest Railway station is Midnapore and is close to Kharagpur a major hub of the South Eastern Railway nearly 13 kilometers only. Nearest Major railway Station is Howrah, its only 2 hours ride to Midnapur.
- By Road - One can drive to Kolkata the capital city of West Bengal in 2 1/2 hours i.e. 130 kilometers. Roads have improved. There is frequent bus service to Kolkata. Bus service is also available from other towns across West Bengal, Jharkhand and Orissa.