About 45km from
town, is Bangarh, a historic place. The numerous excavations done here has made this region significant. Bangarh is reputed to have the largest share of icons and archaeological ruins, especially from the Mauryan era to the Muslim period. During the Gupta period, it was the capital of Koti Barsha district in erstwhile Pundra Vardhana Bhukti Pradesh(North Bengal). Many ancient remnants including statue of century, manuscript of king Naipala of the 11th century, walls of buildings, pillars of an old Vishnu temple, statues and a variety of small objects have been discovered here.