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Purulia Tourism

The western most district in the state of West Bengal, Purulia is a beautiful destination blessed with mesmerizing natural beauty.

Purulia is slowly becoming a popular tourist spot amongst national tourists, the township is well connected with the rest of the country and gifts a breakaway from the monotonous routines of the day to day city lives. The serenity in the air gets onto you and in a mere moment, you are relieved from your stress. Its not the air which is magical, it is the majestic landscape which does it for you. Hills, lush greenery, clear water, fresh air, warm hospitality. You will like it.

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Plateaus, Mountains and a bit of Water

This place is unique as it offers such varied landscapes and diversity. Ranging from the adventures to experience at Ajodhya Pahar, the serene sunset at Baronti lake or Doldanga sanctuaries to Surulia or Rakab forest, this place is a gem which is not much explored. It is an ideal vacation spot for offbeat honeymooners who relate themselves to nature or for people looking out for some adventure with no compromise on the natural beauty and variety of landscapes. Purulia is a place where you can explore authentic Bengali cuisine in its natural and organic form, with no twists whatsoever.

Suggested Itinerary for Purulia

Day 1- Reach Purulia in the morning and unwind for a while. Then set out to enjoy the beauty of Doldanga. This place is slowly catching up as a picnic spot with a deer park, boat rides and a mesmerising water body around. After spending a few hours, you can head to Baranti Reservoir to catch a glimpse of the magnificent sunset.
Day 2- Begin the day with an early morning trek to Ajodhya Pahar to enjoy the splendid and magical view from the top. Along the trek, you can come across many small streams which makes the experience even more adventurous. While on the way back, visit Surulia Forest.
Day 3- Save the last day for Rakab Forest. It is in Keshargarh which is approximately 38-40 km away from Purulia and is known for 16 Cross and hunting place. You can find a dilapidated fort of Raja Keshargarh here.

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How to Reach Purulia

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Purulia is very well connected through Indian Railways. The main junction is connected with many long distance trains coming from major cities. The nearest airport is the Birsa Munda Airport which is approximately 100 km away from the city. Buses and taxis are also a convenient option.

How to reach Purulia by flight

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose airport in Kolkata is the nearest airport to Purulia. The airport is well connected to all parts of India and abroad. Purulia is 330 km from Kolkata, from where you can either hire a taxi or travel on buses that run regularly on this route.

How to reach Purulia by road

Being a popular tourist spot, Purulia is well connected by road to other nearby cities in the state of West Bengal. Regular government and private buses, along with taxis and cabs, run to and from the township maintaining its connectivity.

How to reach Purulia by train

1.5 km away from the main town, Purulia railway station is known for being the best in the region. It is a junction and most trains on long route stop here. Purulia has direct trains from major cities and connecting trains from Kolkata and Howrah. The connecting train from Howrah to Purulia runs on all days except for Saturday.

Local transport in Purulia

Purulia being a small town in West Bengal has basic facilities including rickshaws and taxis for commuting in this area.

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Purulia, West Bengal
Purulia is a Scenic Township Slowly Gaining Popularity
Murguma Dam - Situated Just about 55 kms from Purulia town
Ayodha Hills at Baghmundi,  Purulia

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What is famous about Purulia?

Purulia is known for its natural and breathtaking view. It’s a small town, therefore, commuting within the city is fast and convenient.

What is not so good about Purulia?

It is a place which cannot be visited throughout the year due to extreme weather conditions, especially during summers.

Who should visit Purulia?

The place is a must visit for people who are looking for forests, mountains and a lake in one destination. Ideal for those who want to indulge in a weekend amidst greenery, along with some Bengali cuisine.

What is the best time to visit Purulia?

With the celebration of Dura Pujo in September-October, the tourist season is declared open in West Bengal during this period. During November and December, exclusive tourism festival called Teesta Tea and Tourism fest are celebrated, it is a great time to visit the city as these festivals are real fun to be a part of, there are multiple activities, water sports, cultural events happening. It is like the whole of Kolkata has come together at one place to extend a warm welcome to its tourists. The weather remains pleasant as it gets colder, the mountains of Darjeeling experience heavy snowfall in the later half of December impacting the connectivity. Tourists then start coming from late January till March as the weather continues to be pleasant.
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What is the local food in Purulia?

Try the local shops which serve excellent Bengali delicacies.
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What is the best way to reach Purulia?

Purulia is very well connected through Indian Railways. The main junction is connected with many long distance trains coming from major cities. The nearest airport is the Birsa Munda Airport which is approximately 100 km away from the city. Buses and taxis are also a convenient option.
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What are the things to do in Purulia?

The top things to do in Purulia are Baranti Reservoir or Murardi Lake, Ajodhya, Rakab Forest, Doldanga, Gajaburu Hills , Surulia. You can see all the places to visit in Purulia here

What are the places near Purulia?

The top places near to Purulia are Jamshedpur which is 60 km from Purulia, Bankura which is located 72 km from Purulia, Mukutmanipur which is located 61 km from Purulia, Bokaro steel city which is located 43 km from Purulia, Asansol which is located 72 km from Purulia

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5 years ago
Click on the Places to Visit Tab on the page of Purulia to know about the tourist places in and around Purulia. You can use this direct link too - https://www.holidify.com/places/purulia/sightseeing- (Read More)and-things-to-do.html
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Pritidhara Mishra

on Surulia 6 years ago
I had a train to catch at 3 and hence didn't want to travel far from Purulia. Hence thought of coming here. This was quite a nice place to enjoy nature and the greenery ..not crowded at all...no hawk (Read More)ers like in theme parks..just loved it.

Soumita Ghosh

6 years ago
Make sure to carry enough water with you since the water available in Purulia is not purified everywhere. There is a dearth of taxis. However, buses, totos and cycle-rickshaws are available. The plac (Read More)es of stay at Purulia are not satisfactory. The guest house I was staying at had unclean washrooms and bedding. So, make sure to check-in at the right accommodation. Also, carry mosquito repellent with you if you do not want to be a victim of mosquito bites. Purulia is a dusty place so if you are allergic to dust or have other breathing difficulties owing to it, then make sure to take preventive measures accordingly.

Dipankar Paul

5 years ago
Wonderful place. Many areas yet to discover.
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