The mini wonder of West Bengal
Purulia is the westernmost district in the state of West Bengal. It is a fascinating destination bestowed with breathtaking natural appeal. Purulia is gradually growing famous amongst the tourists. The town is adequately linked with the rest of the nation and grants a perfect getaway from the tedious lives in the cities. The serene destinations that will help you relax and unwind coupled with the calm ambience will take you another world. The fresh breeze and charming beauty of this place will blow your mind. The place is definitely a magical experience and is a must visit!
CULTURE AND HISTORY OF PURULIA
One of the most magnificent districts in West Bengal, Purulia has a vibrant history and legacy to brag of. Encompassed by Bankura, Midnapore and Burdwan districts of West Bengal and some districts of Jharkhand state, the area has encountered a number of changes over the several years of its life. According to the Jaina Bhagavati-Sutra, Purulia has been surviving since the 5th century and was one of the 16 Mahajanapadas of its age. It is considered that Purulia was a part of the motherland known as Vajra-bhumi, in early times. However, not much is known about the pre-historic era of Purulia. Purulia achieved significance in 1765, in the British era when British East-India Company obtained the 'Diwani' of Bengal, Bihar and Orissa.
How to reach
Purulia district is finely linked with other towns and cities of West Bengal and neighbouring states by road and rail transport.
How to Reach by Flight
There is no direct connectivity of flight between Kolkata and Purulia.
How to Reach by Train
How to Reach by Bus
There is no direct bus between Kolkata and Purulia.
How to Reach by Road
You can take Royal Cruiser from Kolkata to Asansol then take a taxi from Asansol to Purulia. Other taxis and cabs are also available.
How to travel within
Travelling inside the town is mainly done by taxis and cabs.
CUISINE, HOTELS AND MORE...
FOOD: The piquancy of Bengali delicacies coupled with the magic of Purulia is a complete experience of joy! One must not miss out on the local restaurants and small shops serving world-famous Bengali dishes.
HOTELS: Ranging from high to low, Purulia has suitable accommodation for everyone. Places like Kushal Palli Resort, City Stay Delux, Malgudi Resort etc offer a luxurious stay. However, hotels and other lodges are also available at reasonable rates.
AVAILABILITY OF ATMs: Most nationalised banks operate in the region. SBI, Axis, PNB, Syndicate, UCO, IDBI, Canara Bank, Bank of Baroda etc are available in the town.
ONE DAY ITINERARY
Reach Purulia early in the morning and after freshening up, head towards Murardi Lake. After that visit the Rakab forest. By the afternoon finish visiting Doldanga. Later head towards Ajodhaya and return in the evening. After some shopping leave for respective homes.