Mukutmanipur to Purulia

by - February 14, 2020

Mukutmanipur, Second Largest Earthen Dam
Mukutmanipur, W.B., India
               A popular weekend vacation for locals in Kolkata, Mukutmanipur is a serene town in the Bankura district with beautiful green forests, crystal blue water & green hills in the backdrop. 
               Mukutmanipur is situated at the confluence of Kumari and Kangsabati and shares borders with Jharkhand. A small serene town that it is, it draws many tourists who come here looking for a quiet holiday. The Mukutmanipur dam is said to be the second-largest dam in the world, while the man-made dam here, which canalizes the Kumari and Kangsabati river water for irrigation purposes in the nearby districts of Bankura, Purulia, and Medinipur, is also the second-largest of its kind during the summer.
             Somehow about 235 km away from Kolkata, spend a weekend in Nature's lap apart from the busy schedule and Mobile's restless beeps. In Mukutmanipur, there is a picturesque vast bluish stretch of water surrounded by green forests and hills and you can't resist but keep clicking relentlessly as long as your gadget tells you to shrink. A long silence accompanied by a romantic evening stroll with dim lights and a peaceful breeze with your loved ones.
How to Reach
         Bankura is the closest station to this point. From Howrah, you can board the Rupashibangla Express to Bankura from where you can either take a bus or rent a car to get to Mukutmanipur which is only 55 kilometers away.
Purulia, W.B., India
Distance - From Kolkata about 325 km and from Mukutmanipur about 128 km.
How to Reach
           Barabhum Station is the nearest rail station. Barabhum is linked to Howrah by the Lalmati Express, Howrah Chakradharpur Express, and Howrah Ranchi Intercity Express. A few kilometers from Barabhum is the village of Baghmundi (one of the main entrances to Ayodhya Hill).
Nearest Airport - Ranchi
Palash Flower
             Purulia is a scenic destination blessed with fascinating natural beauty, the westernmost district in the state of West Bengal. Purulia is gradually becoming a popular tourist spot among national tourists, the township is well connected to the rest of the country and offers a break from day-to-day city life's monotonous routines. The serenity in the air comes upon you and you will be released from your tension in a mere moment. It's not the beautiful breeze, it's the magnificent scenery that does it for you. Hills, lush greenery, Palash flower trees, clear water, good hospitality, fresh air... You'll enjoy it.

          Baghmundi, a village, has a police station in the Baghmundi Block in Purulia District, West Bengal, India. The Ajodhya Hills extend through the regions of Baghmundi and Balarampur.  Purulia district forms the Chota Nagpur Plateau's lowest phase. The general scenario is land undulated with scattered hills. Subdivision Jhalda, shown alongside in the map, is situated in the western part of the district, bordering Jharkhand. A small stretch of its western border flows along the Subarnarekha.
Khairabera Irrigation Dam, Baghmundi
                The whole of Ayodhya and the Baghmundi hills is the most beautiful, picturesque place I have ever seen i.e., Khairabera Dam, which is a gorgeous lake amidst an irrigation dam in the middle of slopes and woods at Baghmundi hills which comes in Choto Nagpur Plateau. The spectacular views is its tranquility, uneven terrain, waterfalls, streams, dense vegetation. Khairabera is situated in the Purulia district of West Bengal. The distance from Purulia to the Khairabera Dam is only 70 km. The stunning tourist spot Khairabera Eco Adventure Resort is nestled on the slopes and on the edge of the forests of Baghmundi. Visitors can enjoy guided trekking and camping with a food facility available by the resort. Some of the regional seasonal activities and adventures you may experience here are the traditional cockfighting, the Palash Festival, the Bhadu Festival, the Santal Dance, etc. You'll be delighted to hear the barking deers, peacocks, bears, wild boar, leopards, elephants & Indian hyenas seen in the nearby Ajodhya hills.
Ayodhya Hills

                Ayodhya is a famous tourist destination situated 45 km from Purulia via Sirkabad. It is a woody mountain, on top of which there is table ground. Several small streams make their way through the slopes of the hill to reach Subarnarekha on the west and from the northern slope to Kangsabati and Kumari.
Ajodhya Hills Upper Dam
                  It is a solid 710 m above sea level, and you can imagine just how clean and beautiful the air would be up there! There are sparkling streams of fresh water and springs here so when you get there, you know where to set up your tents! Rock climbing and mountaineering are the perfect things to participate in there.
               Ayodhya Hills Trek is a weekend trek toward Ayodhya's sacred hills. It was once considered a rock climbers' hot spot and has now become popular with trekkers and travelers alike. The distinctive rugged mountain features combine perfectly with the greenery canopy for which Purulia is renowned.
Gajaburu Hills
             For rock climbers, Gajaburu Hills is the next best paradise thing. The Gajaburu slopes are steep, rough and rugged, which will be a fun challenge for tourists looking for a place of excitement and adventure while camping or picnicking. There is also a nature camp here, which will show you how beautiful the surrounding areas of Gajaburu are. By Car from Kolkata, it'll take you 7-8 hours through Durgapur to Raghunathpur Highway.
       A popular picnic spot for travelers, Surulia has been established by the forest department and is popular with eco-tourists. Just 6kms away from the main town, the eco-park is situated on the bank of the river Kangsabati, has a deer park and a tourist cottage inside, and has seen a large number of visitors.
Bamni Falls

          The scene shows the unblemished beauty of nature when it is not ravaged by human habitation. This reflects the energy, the spirit & the joy of nature. The air is hot and humid. The scent is of spruce trees that surround the waterfall, the lake, and the soggy, damp air. The sound of running water is all that can be heard. The stream, making its way around, over and through the rocks, makes a beautiful sound. Green bushes cover the hill where large rocks are not visible. Below the trees, there are signs of erosion, where the flowing water has taken the soil down the hill.
Location: On the way from Ayodhya to Baghmundi. It is under Ajodhya Gram Panchayat in Baghmundi Block. It is 50 Km from Purulia district town via Sirkabad.
Tugra Falls
               It's a cascading cascade of vapor. The water is very clear. You can see through it as if it were a piece of glass. The water flowed effortlessly as it dropped, having no issues with the massive drop. The elegant sapphire descent was simply stunning to watch. Every drop of water had come down with its own clarity, making a huge splash on the level surface below. This Tugra waterfall looks like a downpour from a clear sky. In order to strike it, the massive spray from below shot up to the sky. It's really fun watching. The torrent of water was like a waterfall of relentless rain. The drop-down was freezing, slipping, and scratching to those brave enough to look at it.
Location: On the way from Ayodhya to Baghmundi. It is under Ajodhya Gram Panchayat in Baghmundi Block. It is 58 Km from Purulia district town via Sirkabad.

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