Ayodhya Hills Purulia tour | kolkata train to pakhi pahar
Ayodhya hills Purulia
Purulia is a place mainly known for its peculiarity regarding nature, climate and demography. Many people go to Purulia district to regain health. The place is rich for its mineral deposits. Coal and granite are the main minerals found here. Ayodhya hill is a popular tourist spot of this district and recently has become an experimental centre for silk and team cultivation. The masked chhau dance and Tusa parab are the major attractions organized by the tribes. This district is the native home of the Santhal tribal of Ayodhya hills Purulia. For ayodhya Purulia tourism, small group travel is ideal.
Purulia travel guide
Before our departure, our Rajgir tour was cancelled due to the delays of the train, at that time we were unable to get the reservation at any other train. So we were searching for a local tour and we got Purulia Hills and Jungle tourism. We found Purulia tour which is comfortable for us from Kolkata.
Hurreey!! finally I made the Rajgir and Bodhgaya mandir tour
Visiting places in purulia
- Day one….1. Sita kund purulia & Ram mandir 2. kali pahar purulia 3. bharat sevashram sangha purulia 4. ramkrishna mission purulia 5. ajodhya hill tour (local)
- Day two… 1. marble lake purulia 2. bamni falls 3. turga dam 4. khairabera dam 5. Charida village. 6. lahoriya shiva temple purulia 7. lower dam purulia 8. upper dam purulia 9. mayur pahar purulia
- Day three…. 1. murguma dam purulia 2. deulghata purulia
|Purulia tour cost||Rupees||Day||4 person|
|Kolkata to santragachi taxi fair||90||0||360|
|toto from purulia station to bus stand||10||0||40|
|bus stand to ayodhya hill||200||0||800||car(1 day)|
|return train fair||120||0|
|purulia sightseeing car fare and return||850||2||1200+2200||car (2 day’s)|
Ayodhya Pahar hotel booking
We booked the govt guest house. The place is neat and clean and the room size was standard. The place is pleasant and safe because of a military base camp just beside the hotel (read – low budget tourist places in india ).
purulia tourist spot map
Our Purulia holiday story
We started our journey from Sonarpur at 4:00 am, Reach Ballygunge station from where we booked an Uber car for Santragachi station. At 6:25 am the train whistled.
Around 12:30 pm we four people with my child reached Purulia station. After that, we took a toto to the bus stand and we hire an “ambassador car” for ayodhya hills in purulia. Taking an ambassador car is cost-effective because it’s running on diesel so the rate is also low. You can booked the from station also but it’s very less and they are waiting for train only. All these have gone after train passed fro the station. From the bus stand, there are few buses also going to Ayodhya hilltop with just 35 rupees, but it’s few and it’s a time taking matter. We reached Malabika hotel around 3:15 pm and finished our lunch between the journey.
Ayodhya pahar travel guide
At the evening we booked a car for next day purulia sightseen and we met local peoples, they are very humble and hardworking. Around 8:00 pm we came back to the hotel, finished dinner and went to sleep. We reach Ayodhya hilltop via Sirkabad road. Purulia railway station to ayodhya pahar the journey was approx 40 km.
Ayodhya hill tourism (local)
Next day we decide to hang out in the local places by walking. We visit “sita kund” also called “Burburidham” in the morning. Its 1 km walking distance from malabika lodge. The legend here is that during the year of exile Sree Ramchandra had come to Ayodhya hill with Sita Devi on the way to “Dandak“. In order to quench the thirst of Sita Devi, Sree Ram perched an arrow through the earth and extracted water, in course of time it became a well. “Disum Sendra” which is the hunting festival of Purulia tribals, they drink the holy water first from the sita kund and then started hunting in the jungle.
In the evening we went to Kalipahar which is another hill beside Ayodhya hills. It is far higher than Ayodhya hill. The view is also good but accommodation is very less over there, after spending few time there, we went to the market and buy some snacks and returned to the hotel.
1st Purulia tourist spot
Next day for Purulia sightseeing we left Ajodhya Hills. In the morning we finished our lunch at roadside around 10 o’clock. Our first destination is marble lake.
Marble lake Purulia tour
Marble lake is the main tourist attraction in purulia. At the time of going to, I noticed that the road conditions were very bad. So it’s good to hire a big car. Although I feel adventures in this travel. The marble lake area is very beautiful and the lake is situated in the middle of the several hills. The lake was created due to the cutting of stones at the time of the construction of the upper dam and lower dam. This lake has been created due to the water coming out of the soil to cut mountains. The water colour of the lake is black. We climbed a little to the mountains very carefully. From there, view of the lake was really excellent.
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Secondly we visited the Bamni falls. This place is also very classy for the nature lover, but the entire waterfalls only are seen from the bottom of the lake. The stairs are very long and rough to get down. Please reserved some extra time whenever you visit Bamni falls. The waterfall can seen a little when getting down minimum 250 stares, it is not recommended for senior citizens. I step down roughly 500 steps in approx 800 steps. Bellow the Bamni falls a lake has flowed from this waterfall. The lake surrounded by hills and its look great. I must suggest everyone please do atleast one tours in purulia.
From here we go for Turag Falls. A far away Turag dam is there. These falls are seen from above the mountain. You can spent some pleasant time in the dam area.
Khairabera dam Purulia
Another attraction is Khairabera dam in Purulia. The dam is on Khaira river. It is also one of the major attractions of Purulia. the blue water of the Khairabera lake, and the dam surrounded by hills of Ayodhya and shaded by trees, and it’s really fantastic.
Charida village Purulia
After Khairabera dam, we went for Purulia chhau mask making village. It is also called the village of masks. The mask of the Chow dance is made here. There are various kinds of masks in this village. It is an almost a pilgrim centre for making masks of chow dance. You can see masks in the making stages and also you can buy the stuff from them. The famous artist Padmashree Gambhir Shing birth place in the Charida village.
Lahoria Shiva Temple Purulia
After that, we went to the temple called Lahoria. Lahoria Shiva Temple is right next to the Lower Dam. The temple is very ancient and historical values.
One day before the “Chaitra Sankranti”(a Hindu festival) a two day’s fair-Laharia Baba’s Gajan Mela takes place few km away from Ayodhya crossing in order to gratify enraged earth. It is also a popular tourist spot of Purulia.
Purulia pumped storage hydroelectric power plant
After visited the temple, we went for the Lower Dam and upper dam. The water flowed from the upper dam to lower dam and create hydroelectricity. A huge hydroelectricity plant is also there and it is the main Purulia power plant and it’s a important purulia pump storage project.
Mayur pahar purulia
While returning we attend Mayur Pahar. The resonant sounds of the wind whistling through the pine, sal and silk cotton trees, the resonance of beating madal floating from afar and beauty of the moonlight night really enchant lovers of nature. We stay a little while sunset. The romance of the dim light is very bright it is in my memory till now.
Murguma dam purulia
We decide at the time of returning we stop over to Murguma and Deulghata. So we have done the breakfast earlier, and got out for Murguma. Purulia to murguma is 45 km by car and it’s a one and half hour journey. We came across different tribal villages and hills, and reached Murguma. The lake in murguma surrounded on three hills. On the other hand, the water is surrounded by a dam. We walked a long way through the road on the dam. The chirping of bird makes this hilly forest charming. You cal feel Intoxication smell of Mahua from the forest. A dam has been constructed of Murguma river and a water reservoir also has been developed. Murguma was looking like a photo from a distance. Palash Bitan Eco Resort or Bon Polashi Eco Hut is a good choice for murguma hotels. Both are near to the dam. After spending one hour in Murguma, then we went towards Deulghata.
From Murguma to Deulghata 15 km, and it takes half an hour. Purulia to Deulghata 27 km. Deulghata Temple is situated on the bank of Kanshvati River. In the past, for the purpose of promoting Jainism, this temple complex was erected in the temple premises. However, most temples have been destroyed.
Now there are only two temples, and the terracotta work still exists in the temple. The idols here are found, all of them are ancient, and the idols was made of Black basalt stone. A fair is held here during the winter. However, the temples and the idols need to be preservation.
On returning, I saw the sunset from the train, and I got upset, and thus my Ayodhya hills Purulia tour was finished.
Pakhi Pahar is the main attraction of Matha, carved out of a 1000 ft high hill about 1 km away from Bhuchungdi crossing which is 3 km away from Matha on the way to Barabhum. The entire hill seems to be flying with spreaded wings. Different species of birds have their nests here. A group of sculptors are carving the hill in order to discover something new.
This project “Flight to Harmony ” was initiated by the individual effort of Kolkata artist Chitta Dey 1992. This could be a additional point of interest with Ayodhya hills Purulia tour.
Cheap shopping place in Purulia
Charida village is the main and prime attraction of shopping. We bought 4 masks from there. Souvenir starts from Rs 15 only and all are the so famous special handmade products in India.
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Purulia Ayodhya Pahar travel guide West Bengal tourism
We searched for a lot of hotels near ayodhya hills in a shorter time and we found Niharika and Malabika Lodge which is a govt guest house under West Bengal tourism. Both lodges are situated in a very good location in Ayodhya hill and you can easily start your tour from there.
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