Ayodhya Hills Purulia Tour from Kolkata | Full Guide

Ayodhya Hills in Purulia is a popular tourist spot in West Bengal and recently has become a testing centre for silk and team cultivation. Purulia is mainly known for its nature, climate, and demography peculiarities. Many people go to the Purulia district to regain health. The place is rich in mineral deposits. Coal and granite are the main minerals found here.

The masked ‘Chhau dance’ and ‘Tusu Parab’ are significant attractions organized by the tribes. This district is the native home of the Santhal tribal of Ayodhya Hills Jharkhand Purulia. For Ayodhya Purulia tourism, small-group travel is ideal, and this place is similar to Daringbadi.

Tusu Parab: The Tusu Parab starts on 14 January and ends on 15 January. 

Ayodhya Hills Purulia Tour from Kolkata
Ayodhya Hills Purulia Tour from Kolkata
Ayodhya hills and Babanti Purulia tour

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Purulia Ayodhya Pahar travel Plan

Our Rajgir tour was cancelled due to the delays in the train. We could not get the reservation on any other train at that time. So we searched for a local tour and got the Purulia Hills and Jungle tour.

It is so comfortable for us from Kolkata. The main point is that you don’t have to worry about confirming a train ticket for this place. A local train ticket, “Kolkata to Purulia”, can solve your problem. Kolkata to Ayodhya hills Purulia distance is 323 km via NH19 by road.

We can visit Purulia any time, but the best time to visit the Ayodhya Hills Purulia is spring. The ‘Palash flower’ bloomed over the hilltop; it looked excellent.

 Visiting places in Ayodhya Purulia – A quick tour plan

  • Day 1– Sita Kund in Ayodhya Hills Purulia & Ram mandir 2. kali Pahar Purulia 3. Bharat Sevashram Sangha Purulia 4. Ramakrishna Mission Purulia 5. Ajodhya hill tour (local)
  • Day 2– Marble Rock Lake Purulia 2. Bamni falls 3. Turga Dam 4. Khairabera dam 5. Charida village. 6. Lahoriya Shiva temple in Ayodhya Hills Purulia 7. lower dam Purulia 8. upper dam Purulia 9. Mayur Pahar Purulia.
  • Day 3 – Murguma Dam in Ayodhya Hills Purulia 2. Deulghata Purulia.
Weather history for Puruliya
Weather history for Puruliya
Ayodhya Hills Purulia Tour map
Ayodhya Hills Purulia Tour map

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How to reach Ajodhya Hills from Kolkata by train – Our Holiday Story

We started our journey from Santragachi station. At 6:25 am, the train whistled. Around 12:30 pm, four people, including my baby, reached Purulia station. Barrabhum station and Purulia station is the nearest station to Ayodhya Hill.

After that, we took a Toto car to the bus stand and hired an “ambassador car” for Ayodhya Hills in Purulia. Taking an Ambassador car is cost-effective because it’s running on diesel, and the rate is also low. You can also book a cab from the station, but it’s much less expensive, and they are only available with the train time.

All these cars were gone after the train passed from the station. A few buses also go to Ayodhya hilltop from the bus stand for 35 rupees, but it’s a few, and it’s a time-consuming matter. We reached our hotel around 3:15 p.m. and finished lunch during the journey.

We booked the Govt guest house (Malabika) at the Ayodhya hilltop. The place is neat and clean, and the room size is standard. The location is pleasant and safe because of a military base camp beside the hotel. Kolkata to Ajodhya Hill distance is 323 km.

Allure De Baranti Resort Purulia

1. Ayodhya hilltop – First day

We reach the Ayodhya hilltop via Sirkabad road. Purulia railway station to Ayodhya Pahar, the distance is approx 40 km. On the way, we visited the Khairabera Dam.

We booked a car for the next day’s Purulia Ajodhya hill sightseeing in the evening. We met a few local people in the evening who were humble and hardworking. Around 8:00 pm we returned to the hotel, finished dinner, and went to sleep.

ajodhya pahar purulia guide
ajodhya pahar purulia

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2. Sita Kund and Burburidham – Second day

The next day, we decided to hang out in the local places by walking. We visit “Sita Kund”, also called “Burburidham”, in the morning. It’s a 1 km walking distance from our lodge.

The legend here is that Sree Ramchandra had come to Ayodhya hill with Sita Devi to ‘Dandak ‘during the year of exile. To quench the thirst of Sita Devi, Sree Ram perched an arrow through the earth and extracted the water. 

In time, it converted into a well. ‘Disum Sendra‘, the hunting festival of Purulia tribals, drinks the holy water from the Sita Kund and starts hunting in the jungle.

In the evening, we went to ‘Kalipahar‘, another hill beside the Ayodhya Hills. It is far higher than Ayodhya Hill. The view is also good, but accommodation is significantly less over there; after spending a few moments there, we went to the market, bought some snacks, and returned to the hotel.

The next day, we went for Purulia Ajodhya Pahar sightseeing. We left Ajodhya Hills In the morning, finishing our lunch at the roadside around 10 O’clock. Our first destination is Marble Lake.

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3. Marble Lake Purulia Tour – 3rd day

Marble Lake is the prime tourist attraction in Purulia. When I went, I noticed that the road conditions were terrible. So it’s good to hire a big car. However, I feel adventurous on this travel. The marble lake area is exquisite, and the lake is in the middle of several hills.

The lake was created by cutting stones when constructing the upper and lower dams. This cultivation stopped when the water was coming out of the mountains. The water colour of the lake is black. We climbed a little to the mountain very carefully. From there, the view of the lake was excellent.

marble lake purulia ayodhya hill
Marble lake Purulia

4. Bamni Falls

Second, we visited Bamni Falls. This place is also very classy for nature lovers, but the entire waterfalls are only seen from the bottom of the lake. 

The stairs are very long and rough to get down. Please reserve extra time whenever you visit Bamni Falls. The waterfall can be seen slightly when getting down at least 250 stairs, and I do not recommend it for senior citizens.

I step down roughly 500 steps in approx 800 steps. Below the Bamni Falls, a lake has flowed from the waterfall. Hills surround the lake, and it looks great.

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5. Turga Dam

From here, we go to Turag Falls. A faraway Turag dam is there. We see these falls from above the mountain. You can have a pleasant time in the dam area.

turga dam purulia west bengal
Turga dam Purulia

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6. Khairabera Dam Purulia

Another attraction is the Khairabera dam in Purulia. The dam is on the Khaira River. The blue water of Khairabera Lake and the dam surrounded by the hills of Ayodhya and shaded by trees is fantastic.

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7. Charida village

After the Khairabera dam, we went to the Purulia Chaw 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 made in this village.

You can watch the mask-making process and buy stuff from them. The famous artist Padmashree Gambhir Shing’s birthplace is Charida village.

charida mask village purulia
Charida village Purulia

The Chhau dance of Bengal is very famous. This year, the Chhau dance mask will happen along with a fair in December month in this village.

The nearest railway station is Balarampur. From Balarampur, Bus and car service is available (time – 45 minutes).

Cheap shopping place in Purulia

Charida‘ village is the prime attraction for shopping. All are the famous handmade products made here. We bought four masks from there, and the souvenir starts from Rs 10 only.

8. Lahoria Shiva Temple Purulia

After that, we went to a temple called Lahoria. Lahoria Shiva Temple is right next to the Lower Dam. The temple is very ancient and has historical values.

One day before the ‘Chaitra Sankranti ‘(a Hindu festival), a two-day fair-Laharia Baba’s ‘Gajan Mela’ takes place a few km from Ayodhya crossing. It’s also a popular tourist spot in Purulia.

lahoriye shib mandir and dam purulia
Lahoriye Shib mandir Purulia

9. Lower Dam and Upper Dam Purulia

After visiting the temple, we saw the Lower and Upper Dam. It’s a pumped-storage hydroelectric power plant. The water flowed from the upper dam to the lower dam, creating hydroelectricity.

A huge hydroelectricity plant is also there. It’s the main power plant of Purulia and an important pump storage project.

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10. Mayur Pahar

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 the beauty of the moonlight night enchant lovers of nature

We stay a little while until sunset. The romance of the dim light is dazzling, and it is in my memory till now.

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11. Murguma dam

We decided at the time of returning we would visit Murguma and Deulghata. So We completed the breakfast earlier and got out for Murguma. Purulia to Murguma is 45 km by car, and it’s a one-and-a-half-hour journey. 

We came across different tribal villages and hills and reached Murguma. Three hills surround the lake in Murguma. A dam covers the water.

Ayodhya Hills Purulia murguma dam west bengal
Murguma dam Purulia

We walked a long way through the road on the dam. The chirping of the birds makes this hilly forest charming. You can feel the Intoxication smell of Mahua from the forest. A dam has been constructed for the Murguma River, and a water reservoir also has been developed.

Murguma looked like a photo from a distance. Palash Bitan Eco Resort or Bon Polashi Eco Hut is an excellent choice for Murguma hotels. Both are near to the dam. After spending one hour in Murguma, then we went towards Deulghata.

Ayodhya pahar Purulia Tour map
Ayodhya pahar Purulia Tour map

12. Deulghata

From Murguma to Deulghata is 15 km and takes half an hour. Purulia to Deulghata 27 km. Deulghata Temple is on the bank of the Kanshvati River. In the past, this temple complex was erected on the temple premises to promote Jainism. However, most temples are destroyed.

Deulghata Purulia
Deulghata Purulia

There are only two temples, and the terracotta work still exists in the temple. The idols here are found; they are ancient and made of black basalt stone. A fair is held here during the winter. However, the temples and the idols need to be preserved.

On returning, I saw the sunset from the train, and I got upset, and my Ayodhya hills finished the Purulia tour.


Pakhi Pahar is the main attraction of Matha, carved out of a 1000 ft high hill about 1 km from Bhuchungdih crossing, which is 3 km away from Matha on the way to Barabhum. 

The entire hill seems to fly with spread wings. Different species of birds have their nests here. A group of sculptors is carving the mountain to discover something new.

This project, “Flight to Harmony”, was started by the individual effort of Kolkata artist Chitta Dey in 1992. It could be an additional point of interest with the Ayodhya Hills Purulia tour.

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Ayodhya Hill hotels

In a short time, we searched for many hotels near Ayodhya hills and found Niharika and Malabika Lodge, a Govt guest house under West Bengal tourism. Both lodges are in an excellent location on the Ayodhya hilltop.

Govt guest house

Purulia Youth Hostel
Phone – 03252224742
You can book online.

Yuba abas Purulia


Purulia Deer Park
Phone – 03252-222604

Forest Banglo

Ayodhya Forest Guest House
Matha forest bungalow
Balrampur Forest Guest House
Matha Tree House

Phone – 03252-222329

Comprehensive Development Area Corporation (wbcadc guest house booking)
Guesthouse Name :
Niharika, Malabika, Manasi, Malancha, Anamika, Balaka, Bibhabari, Upekhita.

Phone – 033-22377041-43 office in charge Mr Sujay Babu 8001934058 and Mr
Gour babu 7501524345

Kumari Kanan Guest house

Contact: WB CADC, Nilkuthidanga, Purulia.
Phone – 03252-225726

Private Hotels at Purulia

1) Aranyak Lodge
(Hazaria, Bagmundi)
(near pump storage project)

Contact: [email protected]
Mobile: 9932725555/9732394115

2) Manvum Tourist Lodge
(Ghodharia, Bagmundi)
Mobile: 9734776894

3) CANKA touristy lodge
(Ayodhya bend)
Mobile: 9732134656

4) Sriduga Lodge
(Ayodhya bend)
Mobile: 9785363833/9933907348

5) Renuka Lodge
(Ayodhya bend)
Mobile: 9647595073/9732089041

6) Star Lodge:
(In front of Bagmudi Police Station)
Mobile: 9002114701

7) Hillview Lodge (8942961501)

8) Family Lodge (8159850044)

9) There are also Day Centers, Shaal-Pial Lodge, Deepshikha (9564169591), Hilot Lodge (8972111906), Bharat Sevashram Sangha (03252-202894 / 9434877570)

10) Abhaya Lodge (Bagmundi)
Contact: 8420935330

You can also stay at the Lions Club’s Guest House.
Ajodhya Guest House
(Implemented by Mandara Lions Club)
(Sahebdi, Ayodhya, Bagmundi)
Mobile: 8348693400
(near pump storage project)

What is famous in Purulia?

Purulia is famous for chow dance, handmade souvenirs, regaining health conditions, etc.

How can I go to Ayodhya Pahar from Kolkata?

From Kolkata Santragachi station to Purulia rail station is 6 hours and 43 km distance by Aranyak express.

How can I go to Ayodhya Hills?

From the Purulia station, hire a cab for Ayodhya Hills. Or You can take a local bus from the bus stand. But buses are very few.

How can we reach Ayodhya Pahar in Purulia?

Come to Purulia station, then take a cab or bus to reach Ayodhya hill in 2 hours.

What is the best time to visit Purulia?

October to February is the best time to visit Purulia. You can enjoy the annual masked ‘Chhau dance’ and ‘Tusu Parab’ arranged by the tribes.

How should I go to Baghmundi from Purulia Junction?

Purulia Junction to Baghmundi distance is 59 km. You can reach Baghmundi by car from Purulia station via Ajodhya Hills Road or Barabazar Road.

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  1. Demography wise the places looked more likely Biharinath/Baranti area. BTW, I liked the Marble Lake area in your description; this is something little apart than the usual village, lake, small-hills etc. The gov. lodge – can it be done through online, or you required to visit somewhere locally?

    Very informative though!

    1. Sujay singh is the manager of Niharika and malabika sarkari lodge in purulia.08001934058.I booked it through phone.

  2. Baranti is another side of Purulia.. i am also preparing another guide for it. Go for murguma dam and stay atleast half a day.@santanu

  3. Very useful TR – specially the break-up of rates that you have given. Plz let me know if you stayed at Murguma, esp. at the Palash Bitan or Bon Polashi. I plan to travel there in March and any feedback would be appreciated. Thx.

    1. This is my second time in purulia. I stayed in murguma at Palash bitan.Tent is also available for 500 rs. For a single family the place is quite lonly. So I recommend stay with atleast 2 family or going with friends its ok. March is very hot over there so tent is not a good option. Sunset and sunrise from murguma is very classy. Koushik sinha palash bitan +919674222670.once you come back please let me know your experience.

      1. Sorry Ruma ji – could not make the trip as yet due to unforeseen family circumstances. Hopefully, should be able to make it after the Pujas. Plan to stay at Bon Palashi.

        Will certainly let you and your readers know about my experience @ Muruguma. BTW, a new 3-star resort has opened up at Ayodhya Hills – complete with cottages, bar, multi-cuisine restaurant, spa, banquet hall, swimming pool et al. While this is great news for some, it is bad news for people like me who feel that the place may soon be over-run by luxury travelers who prefer the bar and spa more than the sunset & sunrise. Entirely my personal feelings though………

        1. Truely said Mir ji.. a real thums up for your comment. Wait for your new experience in purulia and staying murguma is memorable.

  4. Mir Al Imran says:

    This description is really very beautiful. Can anyone please give me the information of hiring cars in Ajodhya? I want to book it for a day tour. And how much it will cost? T. I. A

  5. Hi Mir,

    Thanks for reading my article. You can book car from saheb band area or bus stand after reaching purulia. In your hotel you can get cab info. Also the cost depends which places you want to cover. Read my tabulature for idea. If you need I can give you some contact also What is TIA? And which place you want to stay?

    1. Mir Al Imran says:

      T. I. A means thanks in advance. Certainly give contact numbers.

      1. Mr avijit has car rental business on murguma. Contact 9732125033. I take his car during my second tour. When you are planning?

        1. Mir Al Imran says:

          I am planning to visit there by December furst week along withmy students though exact heads are not confirmed yet. I’m thinking about making it a night to night tour by train. Hwh-ckp passenger reaches there by 7 am n I wanna catch return train on the same day evening. Please suggest me itinerary for it. And kindly tell me about fooding and it’s costing. Thanks in advance again.

          1. Chakradharpur timeing is good. For fooding, Try to Finished it in ayadhya hill. I can not find any other good option for the same. Must visit place is charida village here.Bestluck for your journey.

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  7. Very much informative and useful to plan trip. Thank you for the initiative.

  8. Niladri Sekhar says:

    The post is very informative. I am planning to go there in Dec, 2019. Being a budget traveller I would like to know the bus timing from Purulia Bus Stand to Ayodhya Hill top to the WB Youth Hostel. Thanks in advance

    1. Thanks Mr Niladri.. The bus service running 1 hour interval between purulia bus stand to ayodhya hilltop, as per my knowledge. Dont know about WB Youth Hostel.

  9. PROBAL MITRA says:

    Nice write-up. Informative.

  10. Md khalid says:

    It’s very informative, thanks for sharing details…. can you provide any contacts for group stay arround 20 family members along with 04 children for 02 day…. preferred budget holiday home

  11. Sobhan Datta says:

    Very informative and useful for planning. Thanks, will ready your other stories too.

  12. Samudragupta Chhatui says:

    Can you please tell me are you going to arrange a trip to Ayodhya in this coming December 2021 ? Because I’m interested .

    1. Hi
      You are reading my journey. Make it your own, it’s easy. I am not associated with any companies regarding this tour.

  13. Abhijit Paul says:

    Dear Ruma Ji,
    I planned to visit Purulia as well as Ayodhya Pahar by bike, with my family (my wife & son).According to your rout guide if I stay at Ayodhya Youth Hostel, is this good or not?
    I preferred to go on February, 2022

  14. Abhijit Paul says:

    Dear Ruma ,
    I planned to visit Purulia as well as Ayodhya Pahar by bike, with my family (my wife & son).According to your rout guide if I stay at Ayodhya Youth Hostel, is this good or not?
    I preferred to go on February, 2022

  15. SHALINI DAS says:

    Hello dear, You have really explained clearly. Just want to know one thing, are frequent bus services from ayodhya to purulia station also available? I, alongwith my husband and his colleagues have booked our stays at Hill top resort but due to some unavoidable circumstances, I and my husband have to leave a day early, leaving my other co- travellers there. So i was planning to book a cab from Ayodhya to Purulia station but they are charging 1800/- for that. So i wish to know if buses from Ayodhya to Purulia station are available and timings of those buses. Thanks in anticipation.

    1. First, you need to come to Purulia bus station by toto from the station. Only local bus service is available but ist not frequent. Around 1 hour to 1.5 intervals.

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