Move over ‘Shantir Niketan’; Make some space for Pretty Purulia! This Purulia Tour Guide is here to help you.
If you are from Bengal, then you must have listened to this famous folk Song of Purulia:
‘Laal paharir deshe ja
Rangamatir deshe ja
Ekhan toke manayse nago
Akkebare manayse nago’
The ‘Ranga Matir Desh’ beckons travelers from all over the world. Purulia is the red hot destination of today. It is a combination of abundant tradition, rustic beauty, heritage, history, and picturesque surroundings. There is warmth in the roughness of this place. The canals, hillocks, ruins of temples all portray a rainbow of colours that can light up your face.
|Tour Packages of Purulia||No. of Days||Price|
|Ajodhya Hills||3 Days||INR.4750|
|Baranti Tour||3 Days||INR.4500|
|Muruguma Tour||3 Days||INR.4250|
Since Purulia is rich in history, it has many coveted places to see. The ancient temples or the temple ruins with the unique carvings, terracotta sculptures are one of the main attractions of Purulia. It is not far behind in natural beauty also. The Ajodhya Hills, the flora & fauna and the ‘Palash’ of Purulia will entwine you in its beauty. The awe-inspiring world famous ‘Chhau dance’ and other events organised by the tribals such as ‘Akhan Jatra’, “Shiber Gajan”, etc. will leave you speechless. One can also go for trekking, hiking, and camping.
The ‘Palash of Purulia’, vibrant ‘Chhau Dance’ and the Ajodhya Hills welcomes you to Mesmerising Murguma. Murguma also has beautiful dams, lakes, waterfalls, and hills. It’s the crowning glory of Purulia. This sparsely populated forest area is an ideal weekend destination for families, friends, couples etc.
Bon Polashi Eco Hut in Murguma is the place to stay while you are in Murguma. This eco-resort is placed just beside the beautiful Murguma Dam. The resort has three very big cottages with attached bathrooms. The spectacular mud thatched cottages set amidst the scenic nature is your perfect accommodation in Murguma.
You can reach Murguma, Purulia easily from Kolkata and any other cities. To visit Murguma, you have to get down at Purulia, Jhalda or Muri Stations. If you are coming by car from Kolkata, then there are a couple or more routes that you can take depending on where you are coming and/or your preference.
This tribal village lies among two hills; Baranti and Muradi. The sunrise & sunset of the place is something to look forward to. The entire Purulia is a photographer’s delight and Baranti is not an exception. Whether you are a nature enthusiast or looking for a weekend retreat, this beautiful place will serve all purpose.
There are quite a few hotels in Baranti where you can decide to stay but one of the best accommodations you will find here is a Resort named Lake View Hill Resort. You will have a great view of the pristine nature from the balcony of the resort. The hotel provides decent rooms, delicious food, and a parking facility.
If you are traveling to Baranti, Purulia then the train stations that you have to get down at are Muradi and Asansol. Baranti is approximately 6 km from Muradi railway station. It’s also easy to travel to Branti by your personal vehicle. It’s within 300 km from Kolkata.
Baghmundi is a village reposed in the proximity of Forest Reserve Area and Ajodhya Hills. Thousands of people flock to this place to observe the beauty of Ajodhya Hills, other dams, waterfalls, Baghmundi is ideal for short trips and expedition.
Gargaburu Eco Resort is located in an attractive landscape surrounded by the Ajodhya Hills and verdant greens all around. Great hospitality, great food and a great environment will culminate into a beautiful travel experience for all.
Bagmundi, Purulia is easily accessible by Trains. Barabhum and Jhalda railway stations are respectively 22 km and 23 km from Bagmundi.
Surrounded by hills and forest, this is a hidden gem of Purulia. At night you might get to hear the sound of Hyenas from the forests. Garponchokot will not disappoint you by any means. The lush green environment of Garponchokot is strongly recommended for stress busting. Here you will also get to see the Panchet Dam.
West Bengal Forest Development has truly beautiful accommodation in Garpanchkot. It is called the Garpanchkot Prokriti Bharaman Kendra and as the name suggests ‘Prokriti’ or Nature is bountiful in this area. The rooms or cottages are named after butterflies and trees. All the rooms are well furnished. The resort has lots of trees and greenery all around. The resort itself is so beautiful, that you won’t even feel like going to any other place. The food is really good and fresh. You are sure to have a very nice stay here.
The distance of Garpanchokot from Asansol rail station is about 34 km along Deshergarh and 14kms from Kumardubi Railway Station.
Lying in the easternmost part, this picturesque plateau is dotted with lakes, waterfalls, tribal village etc. Mayur and Gorshabru hills are the two main hills here. Gorgaburu is the tallest peak of Ajodhya Hills. The Upper Dam produces a lake from which you will get the best view of the sunset. The Lower Dam is smaller than the Upper dam and snuggles between hills. It gives a sweeping view of the surrounding hills and the lake itself. Khairabera is a natural lake surrounded by thick forests and hills. Feast your eyes on the Migratory Birds in this place. Murraburru Hills also known as ‘Pakhi Pahar’ is a scenic spot where renowned artist Mr.Chitta Dey and his team has carved pictures of birds on the face of the rocks. You can trek around the hills, go rock climbing, do Bird watching, take a walk along the village roads or simply stare at Mother Nature. Do not miss out on Bamni falls and Turga Falls. Bamni Falls is a scenic spot which is ideal for trekkers. The spruce trees, bushes, rocks make Bamni Falls very beautiful. The pristine waters of the cascading Turga falls is also a beautiful sightseeing spot in the Ajodhya Hills. The masks and costumes of ‘Chhau Dance’ are made in Charida Mask Village. Ajodhya Hills is sure to captivate your senses.
The Bungalows Niharika and Malabika by Govt. of West Bengal provide a very hospitable and comfortable stay. The resort along with the cosy rooms is very neat and clean. You will get some homely and hearty food in here. The resort has lots of trees and flowers. Rooms are spacious with all modern facilities. The hotel also has a manicured garden.
The nearest Railway stations are Purulia and Muri. If you want to reach Ajodhya Hilltop then Barabhum and Jhalida are the train stations that you have to get down at.
Depending upon which place in Purulia you want to visit, the railway stations are mentioned hereunder:
Muruguma: Purulia/ Muri/ Jhalda
Ajodhya Pahar: Purulia/ Muri/ Barabhum/ Jhalda
Baghmundi: Barabhum/ Jhalda