These ancient temples trace their origins to the pre-historic times. Maluti is a small town near Shikaripara in the wilderness of Jharkhand and boasts of 72 old terracotta temples. Originally there were 108 temples, depicting the saga of Ramayana and Mahabharata. But today, there are 72 temples left and these have survived due to the efforts of one single man Gopaldas Mukherjee (locally known as Batu da). The 82-year-old Batu da has been a custodian of the Maluti temples for over half a century. And his conservation efforts have now been picked up and continued by the Government Of Jharkhand. This temple is also famous for the 100 goats sacrificed at the alter of Maulushki Devi temple during Durga Puja.Entry fee: Free for allOpening hours: Dawn to duskBest time to visit: November – MarchNearest railway station: The nearest railway station is at Rampurhat, West Bengal which is just 18.4km from Maluti.