Purulia

The district of Purulia in Bengal was once a great centre of Jainism.The area of this district was the connecting link with Orissa and Bihar. Jainism as a religious creed had a great hold on Orissa and there is no wonder that there should be a considerable impact of Jainism on the adjoining Purulia district. The district of Purulia was also the via media through which a close contact with Bihar was maintained. The main pilgrim routes from Bengal to Orissa pass through Purulia district and portions of Bihar. The pilgrims from Bengal for Jagannath (Puri) passed through Purulia district. The interdistrict and the interprovincial trade routes connecting Jagannatb (Puri) on one side, Pataliputra (Patna), Varanasi (Benaras) and Tamralipta (Tamluk) once a famous port in Bengal on the other ran through Purulia district.

Places of Interests

Bhalopahar
Anxious at the speedy diminution of immense extended forests around, and the danger of environmental imbalance, five poets of the Kaurab legendary group bought nearly 100 acres of terrain close to Bandowan, in the Purulia District of West Bengal, which is named as Bhalopahar. Here one can enjoy the purest form of nature.



Kairabera & Murguma
The two villages in Purulia are close enough to Calcutta for a weekend tour. It is a beautiful village with deep forests, huge lakes; vast expanse which make these two villages the paradise of nature. Here Mother Nature is presents in all her splendor.
In these villages one can also be in touch of the tribal communities of Jering Sering, Mamudi and Loya. A three-kilometre walk takes you to Begun Kodor, a little town with a ruined fortress and a temple.



Ayodhya Hill
Purulia This hill in the region of Purulia is approximately 700 m high. Young mountaineers come to Ayodhya hill to learn the basic course in rock climbing. Starting from Bankura, one can arrive at Purulia by road or by train. Sirkabad is a small situate within the wood. One can reside at the Forest Rest House. As an additional appeal, guests are fascinated by the stream, and water falls. In this series, there are numerous small hills specifically Gorgabunu (900 m), Mayuri etc. It is said that, at that time of exile, Ram-Chandra and Sita had arrived to this place and resided. Sita was feeling thirst and Ram stabbed an arrow in the earth's crust and within that water spurt out and Sita satisfied her thirst. The place is recognized as Sita-kunda. On the full moon day in summer local tribals unitely join in the sport of hunting here. There is a little hydel project and sericulture project by the Govt. of West Bengal at Bandhgho-tu.

The district of Purulia in Bengal was once a great centre of Jainism.The area of this district was the connecting link with Orissa and Bihar. Jainism as a religious creed had a great hold on Orissa and there is no wonder that there should be a considerable impact of Jainism on the adjoining Purulia district. The district of Purulia was also the via media through which a close contact with Bihar was maintained. The main pilgrim routes from Bengal to Orissa pass through Purulia district and portions of Bihar. The pilgrims from Bengal for Jagannath (Puri) passed through Purulia district. The interdistrict and the interprovincial trade routes connecting Jagannatb (Puri) on one side, Pataliputra (Patna), Varanasi (Benaras) and Tamralipta (Tamluk) once a famous port in Bengal on the other ran through Purulia district.