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Garh Panchakot


Situated at the foothill of Panchakot (panchet hill),in the north east corner of the Purulia District,close to the boundary with district Burdwan and JharKhand.
Hilltop offers picturesque and panoramic view of the command area of the Panchet dam on Damodar river and its reservior. Bird watching on Panchet dam is a treat to the eye.




Ayodhya Hills is a hill located in the Purulia district. It is a part of the Dalma Hills and extended part of Eastern Ghats range. Highest peak of Ajodhya Hills is Gorgaburu. The nearest populated town is Bagmundi. It is a popular place for young mountaineers to learn the basic course in rock climbing. There are two routes available to reach Ajodhya Hills. One is via Jhalda and the other one is via Sirkabad. There is a Forest Rest House here. Gorgaburu (855 m), Mayuri etc. are of the some of the peaks of Ajodhya hills range. The area forms the lowest step of the Chota Nagpur Plateau. The general scenario is undulating land with scattered hills. The area around Bagmundi or Ajodhya Hill is an extended plateau.


If you are planning to visit Ayodhya Hills do checkout the Upper Dam area and the greenery surrounding the area.

Good if you are around :l Ajodhya Hill and forest Reserve Area is in Purulia Distt of West Bengal. It has many routes to go - From South- West via Pakhi Hill or directly from West via Baghmundi; from North via Murguma Dam, the lonely narrow route or via Tamna from East. In the West Side is are Lower Purulia Pumped Storage Project or lower dam and picturesque Upper Dam. There are a few ordinary hotels and one 4 * Resort, if you want to stay. If you want to return the same day, carry your Lunch and snacks. There are very very few places where you can buy your meal. Place is under-developed and likely to attract more tourists in near future from nearby places.

PURULIA - The Nature's Paradise : Ayodhya pahar is one hours journey by car from PURULIA city. As you approach the destination, forest and hilltops will welcome you from distance. Chirping birds will sing into your ears. It is an adventure ride to the Bagmundi Lake and Bamni Falls. Serenity will have lasting…



PURULIA at a Glance


Purulia is a land of natural beauty. The lush green landscape, verdant hills and dense forests make it a perfect tourist destination that gives a rustic ambience and peaceful surroundings to weary city dwellers. This westernmost district of West Bengal is part of the Chotonagpur plateau which unravels her untapped mystery and wondrous beauty. The landscape is rocky and undulating. The tourism of Purulia attractions center around its hills, forests as well as its archaeological excavations and the relics of ancient buildings and temples. Tribal ethos enriches the mystic charm and natural beauty of this land of red soil and red blooms of Palash. The region is home to different tribal communities like Santhals, Kurmis, Kherias-Sabars to name a few. Song and dance are an intrinsic part in the lives of the tribal people.







What travellers are saying

To stay in Baranti one can stay in palashbari, akashmoni resort baranti, aranyak guest house, lake hill resort .

One of the best weekend destination in South Bengal.You can experience natural beauty with Hills, forests (with abundant flora and fauna),a magnificent lake/reservoir.


(Tourism) : Baranti is a developing tourist center located in the lap of Gorongi Hill. This village is surrounded by the Panchkot Hill at one side and the Biharinath Hill on the other, with a water reservoir under Ramchandrapur Medium Irrigation Project. This area is popular for hill and jungle trekking due to its natural environment.[3] Garh Panchkot is only 12 km away, and Joychandi Pahar just 21 km away from Baranti.[4] Biharinath, the Araku Valley of Bengal is just 18 km from Baranti.

The place has been aptly described in The Telegraph, "right in the lap of a hilly range with a huge water reservoir...Sunset is particularly special in Baranti. The lake keeps changing colour from time to time. It’s a real treat for the eyes to sit and watch the various shades of yellow and red reflected on the water and quietly spreading out on to the paddy fields... The huge water body around the dam attracts a lot of migratory birds every winter."[3]

(Transport) :The nearest railway connection of Baranti is Muradi railway station (6 km) on the Asansol-Adra line of South Eastern Railway zone. Bus and cars are available through the district headquarters Purulia to nearby Muraddi.[2]