Explore Purulia – Bengal’s Cultural & Natural Heritage
“You need a break!” You must have been telling yourself this for a long time now. Perhaps it is time for you to break free from the monotony and crawl straight into nature’s lap. Wrecking your brains over the jungle or hills? How about both? If you are thinking of escaping to the very best and picturesque of nature and tranquillity, then think Purulia.
Purulia is steadily emerging as a hotspot for tourists. The westernmost district in West Bengal is a green reservoir.
A quick escape from the hustle-bustle of the city into the wilderness and simplicity of the Purulia terrain will drain out all the stress from your mind and soul. Hills, forests, lakes, waterfalls, wildlife, and not to forget the culture and handicrafts – all in one place. Find yourself lost in the sweet melody of the hills and the falls. Refresh yourself amidst the lush green and beautiful landscapes of Purulia.
Purulia, till now, is synonymous to the Chhau dance but do you know that it is much beyond that? The place has just about everything for every traveler. The Kushal Palli Resort and the Pearl Tree Hotel sit on the laps of the Ajodhya Hill, an iconic spot to have you on board while you seek the exquisiteness of Purulia. The district is well connected to the rest of the country and serves as a great weekend getaway or stoppage.
For the good old tourist soul in you, some of the main attractions here are – Ajodhya Hill, Matha Hill and forest, Bamni Falls, Turga Falls, Marble Rock Lake, Muruguma Lake, and Charida Village for the world-famous handicrafts. Begin your days by absorbing the best of mother nature. Take back a hoard of memories home. End your tourist spree with some hearty shopping and cultural retreat.
Purulia holds some great adventures for adrenaline junkies as well. Enroute to a trekking trail in the unknown wilderness of the many forests in the heart of the land. Engage in a challenging rock-climbing spree in the Joychandi Pahar. Gather some remarkable experiences and bring a twist to the routine life. Mingle with the beauty and serenity around as you pedal or ride through the breath-taking landscapes. Imagine the clouds, the mild fresh dewy breeze caressing you as you sail through the roads. Don’t you just want to hit the road right away?
Give the locals an opportunity to introduce you to Purulian hospitality and heritage. Get engrossed with the locals and their culture and witness their vibrant art forms like the Chhau Dance, Pata Naach, and Jhumur Gaan. Spend a fun evening at the “Mela” organized at Matha Hill by the locals. You will surely be mesmerized by the sheer humility and warmth that the locals have for their guests. You would wish to come back just for the hospitality time and again.
Get your bags packing and answer nature’s call. Purulia awaits you with whole new experience and adventure. Be it summer, monsoon or winter, the beauty of the wetlands only blooms. Quit the thoughts, head to Purulia with your loved ones for the next retreat!