Ayodhya Hills Purulia Tour from Kolkata | Full Guide

Ayodhya Hills Purulia

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 in mineral deposits. Coal and granite are the main minerals found here. Ayodhya Hills in Purulia 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 ‘Tusu 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. 

Tusu Parab – Like every year, The 2021 Tusu Parab starts on 14 January 2021 and ends on 15 January 2021(expected). 

পড়ুন :- পুরুলিয়া অযোধ্যা পাহাড় ভ্রমণ গাইড

Purulia travel guide Intro

Before our departure, our Rajgir tour was cancelled due to the delays of the train, at that time we could not get the reservation on any other train. So we are searching for a local tour and we got Purulia Hills and Jungle tourism.

We found the Purulia tour which is comfortable for us from Kolkata city. The main point is, you don’t have to be worried about confirming a train ticket or flight ticket booking for this place. A local train ticket “Kolkata to Purulia” can solve your problem.

 Visiting places in Purulia

  1. Day one – 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)
  2. Day two – 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.
  3. Day three – Murguma dam in Ayodhya Hills Purulia 2. Deulghata Purulia.
Purulia tour costRupeesDay4 people 
Kolkata to Santragachi taxi fair900360 
Train Fair1200480 
Toto from Purulia station to the bus stand10040 
bus stand to Ayodhya hill2000800car(1 day)
hotel52532100 
food50032000 
shopping3000  
return train fair1200  
extra25001000 
Ayodhya Hills Purulia sightseeing car fare and return85021200+2200car (2 days)
Total2965 (PP)  
Purulia ayodhya sightseeing tour cost
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Ayodhya Hills Purulia Tour map

Hotel booking

We booked the Govt guest house (Malabika) at the Ayodhya hilltop. The place is neat and clean and the room size is standard. The place is pleasant and safe because of a military base camp just beside the hotel.

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12 places to visit in ayodhya hills purulia

  1. Sita Kund
  2. Kalipahar
  3. Marble lake
  4. Bamni falls
  5. Turga Dam
  6. Khairabera dam
  7. Charida village
  8. Lahoria Shiva Temple
  9. Mayur Pahar
  10. Murguma dam
  11. Deulghata
  12. Pakhi Pahar

Our Holiday Story

We started our journey from 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 car 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 and the rate is also low. You can book a cab from the station also but it’s very less and they are waiting only for the train only.

All these cars gone after the train passed from 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 the matter. We reached our hotel around 3:15 pm and finished our lunch between the journey.

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At the evening we booked a car for the next day Purulia sightseeing. We met local peoples in the evening, 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. On the way, we visit the Khairabera dam.

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Ajodhya pahar purulia

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Ayodhya hill tourism (local)

The next day we decide to hang out in the local places by walking. We visit “Sita Kund” also called “Burburidham” in the morning. It’s 1 km walking distance from our 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 the water. In time, it converted into a well. ‘Disum Sendra‘ which is the hunting festival of Purulia tribals, 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 a few moments there, we went to the market and buy some snacks and returned to the hotel.

Our 1st Purulia tourist spot

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

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Marble lake Purulia tour

Marble lake is the prime tourist attraction in Purulia. At the time of going to, I noticed that the road conditions were terrible. So it’s good to hire a big car. Although 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 because of the cutting of stones at the time of the construction of the upper dam and lower dam. This cultivation stopped when the water coming out of the mountains. The watercolor of the lake is black. We climbed a little to the mountains very carefully. From there, the view of the lake was really excellent.

marble lake purulia ayodhya hill
Marble lake Purulia

Bamni falls

Second, we visited 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 extra time whenever you visit Bamni falls. The waterfall can be seen a little when getting down a minimum of 250 stares, 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 this waterfall. The lake surrounded by hills and it looks great.

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Turga Dam

From here we go for Turag Falls. A far away Turag dam is there. We see these falls from above the mountain. You can spend some pleasant time in the dam area.

turga dam purulia west bengal
turga dam purulia

Khairabera dam Purulia

Another attraction is the Khairabera dam in Purulia. The dam is on the 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.

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Charida village 

charida mask village purulia
charida village purulia

After Khairabera dam, we went to 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 in the making stages and also buy the stuff from them. The famous artist Padmashree Gambhir Shing’s birthplace in the Charida village.

Chhau dance of Bengal is very famous. This year (2020) 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).

Lahoria Shiva Temple Purulia

lahoriye shib mandir and dam purulia
lahoriye shib mandir 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 historical values.

One day before the ‘Chaitra Sankranti‘ (a Hindu festival) a two-day’s fair-Laharia Baba’s ‘Gajan Mela’ takes place a few km away from Ayodhya crossing. In order to gratify enraged earth, it is also a popular tourist spot in Purulia.

Purulia pumped-storage hydroelectric power plant

After visiting the temple, we went for the Lower Dam and upper dam. The water flowed from the upper dam to the lower dam and creates hydroelectricity. A huge hydroelectricity plant also there. This is the main Purulia power plant and an important Purulia pump storage project.

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

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Murguma dam 

We decide at the time of returning we stop over to Murguma and Deulghata. We have completed the breakfast earlier and get 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 by three hills. The water is surrounded by a dam.

 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 bird makes this hilly forest charming. You cal feel the 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 an excellent choice for Murguma hotels. Both are near to the dam. After spending one hour in Murguma, then we went towards Deulghata.

Deulghata

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deulghata west bengal

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

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 were 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 thus my Ayodhya hills Purulia tour was finished.

Note

Pakhi Pahar is the main attraction of Matha, carved out of a 1000 ft high hill about 1 km away 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 hill in order to discover something new.

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

Cheap shopping place in Purulia

‘Charida’ village is the prime attraction of shopping. We bought 4 masks from there. Souvenir starts from Rs 10 only. 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 in an excellent location in Ayodhya hill and you can easily start your tour from there.

Ayodhya Hill hotels

Govt guest house:-

Purulia Youth Hostel
Phone – 03252224742
You can book online.

Yuba abas Purulia

2248-0626/3744/22109206

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

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)

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What is famous in Purulia?

Purulia is famous for chow dance, handmade souvenir, regain health condition, etc.

How can I go to Ayodhya Pahar from Kolkata?

From Santragachi Kolkata station to Purulia rail station is just 6-hours 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 by 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‘ arrange 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 via Barabazar road.

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23 Responses

  1. Santanu says:

    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!

  2. Baranti is another side of Purulia.. i am also preparing another guide for it. Go for murguma dam and stay atleast half a [email protected]

  3. Raja says:

    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.

    • 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.

      • Raja says:

        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………

  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?

    • Mir Al Imran says:

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

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

        • 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.

          • 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. S Barik says:

    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

  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.

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