Places To Visit In Purulia

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Here are the top 7 tourist attractions to see in Purulia:

1. Baranti Reservoir or Murardi Lake

Must visit 3.3 /5

56 km
from city center
1 out of 7
places to visit in Purulia

A calm lake surrounded by mighty mountains covered with a thick carpet of greenery. Less crowded, more peaceful and intimate, this is Boronti in a nutshell for you.

2. Ajodhya

3.0 /5

30 km
from city center
2 out of 7
places to visit in Purulia

42km away from Purulia via Sirkabad, Ajodhya is a famous tourist destination. It is a woody mountain with table land on top. Many small streams make their way through the slopes of the hill to meet Subarnarekha on the west and Kangsabati and Kumari from the northern slope.

3. Rakab Forest

3.0 /5

38 km
from city center
3 out of 7
places to visit in Purulia

Maharaja of Keshargarh is known to have fought the British rule bravely and looted the Purulia treasury. The Rakab forest used to be the hunting place of Kashipur and is popular known as the forest of 16 cross.

4. Doldanga

3.0 /5

4 km
from city center
4 out of 7
places to visit in Purulia

On the bank of Kangsabati in the Manbazar Panchayat Samiti, Doldanga is slowly becoming a popular picnic spot, a beautiful water body, boat ride, deer park and island in the middle of such scenic beauty, the view of this place is enormous. Doldanga is approachable by Mukutmonipur as well.

5. Gajaburu Hills

38 km
from city center
5 out of 7
places to visit in Purulia

Gajaburu Hills are the next best thing to paradise, for rock climbers. The Gajaburu slopes are hard, rough and tough which will provide a welcome challenge to tourists looking for a spot of thrill and adventure while camping or picnic. There is also a nature camp organised here, which will show you how beautiful the surrounding areas of Gajaburu are. If you plan to drive down from Kolkata, it will take you a good 7 hours, from Durgapur to Raghunathpur road.

6. Surulia

3.5 /5

4 km
from city center
6 out of 7
places to visit in Purulia

A popular picnic spot for travellers, Surulia has been developed by the forest department and is popular amongst eco tourists.

7. Garpanchkot

52 km
from city center
7 out of 7
places to visit in Purulia

Located in the foothills of the Panchet Hills in Purulia, Garpanchkot is ruined fort that is lately turning out to be a popular tourist attraction in the area. Boasting of utter peace and tranquility, Garpanchkot reverberates with scenic beauty in the backdrop of the mighty hills. Other than the fort, there is also a temple at the top of the hill that is another major tourist attraction. Known to be an offbeat place, the place is especially preferred by nature lovers, wanderers and photography enthusiasts, owing to its bounteous natural beauty.

FAQs on Purulia

How can I commute within 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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What are the top sightseeing places in Purulia?

The top sightseeing places in Purulia are Baranti Reservoir or Murardi Lake, Ajodhya, Rakab Forest, Doldanga, Gajaburu Hills , Surulia.

Can you suggest an 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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