Biharinath

About Biharinath

Bounded by Purulia and River Damodar on both sides – Biharinath in Bankura, near the famous Joychandi Hills is the highest hill of Bankura District. The hill boasts of a towering height of 451 meters and has gained considerable recognition as a popular tourist destination in the recent years. Covered in thick forests, the place blooms with the shades of Kash Phool, Shimul and Palash during the seasons. The villagers here deck their mud homes with Alpona and you can catch a glimpse of the wild boar, hare, fox and some unknown colourful birds when they cross your path. Surprisingly, Biharinath Hill is the highest hill in the sub-Himalayan terrain in West Bengal (1480 feet).

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How to Get There

Bankura Biharinath is well connected with all types of transport like Airplane, bus or other road transport and also train. There are various alternatives to reach Bihari Nath.

By Air: Nearest airport of  Bankura is Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport, which is also called DumDum airport.

By Train: You can benefit trains rushing to Asansol. Biharinath is situated at a separation of 46 km from Asansol, which you can drive by employing a taxi from the Asansol Railway Station. Nonetheless, the most ideal approach to achieve Biharinath is via train to Raniganj and after that to Biharinath by enlisted auto (22 kms).

By Road: You can drive along the Durgapur Expressway, bypassing Panagarh, Durgapur and Ranigang. In the wake of intersection the Damodar River Bridge, drive straight towards Madhukunda. In the wake of bypassing the Madhukunda rail route intersection, go straight to Biharinath (16 kms).

Get around

Walk or have your own transport. Alternatively, a hotel can make arrangements for you to use a bullock cart to move around Biharinath.

Sightseeing

Simply a stroll from Bihari Nath would lead you to the Ureshwari Temple situated toward the West of the Biharinath Hill. The Binodpur Dam and Joychandi Hill (where Satyajit Ray’s Hirak Rajar Deshey was shot) is additionally found close-by. Boranti Lake is found only 15 kms from Biharinath. Different attractions that can be secured inside several hour’s voyage are Maithon, Panchet, Shaltora and Sushunia. Bihari Nath is only 66 kms from Durgapur. Boranti is likewise adjacent, only 15 kms.

Gangdua Dam: Gangdua Dam, otherwise called Shalidam, is fabricated over the Shali River, around 4 km from the Amarkanan in Bankura District. This 4,900 ft long dam was built to spare a specific town of Bankura from surges and now it floods almost 1,320 sections of land of area. It is a perfect excursion spot where numerous individuals arrive, for the most part amid winter months. Shalidam is arranged close Gobinda Prasad High School, while in transit to Bankura- Mejia.

Talberia Lake: Talberia Lake is arranged in the edges of Jhilimili in West Bengal. It is an acclaimed outing spot, situated around 85 km from Bankura. Encompassed by slopes, the lake is made by water filling a meadow. A gatekeeper divider has been built to save the lake.
Terracotta Temples: Terracotta Temples are the pride of Bishnupur, a little town in Bankura District of West Bengal. The Malla lords of the 16th-18th hundreds of years built these sanctuaries, around 30 taking all things together, in their commitment to Lord Krishna. This structural planning sells out impacts of different antiquated Indian styles and additionally of Mughal and Persian plans. Ras-Manch, Shyamrai, Jor-Bangla, and Radha-Shyam are the absolute most imperative of the Terracota Temples. The essential building material of these sanctuaries is tiles produced using the neighborhood red soil. The terracota tiles are beautified with filigreed carvings that have Mughal, Persian or Indian heredity.

 

Shamayita Mutt: Made in 1996, the Shamayita Mutt is a universal woman”s religious fixate arranged on a hillock at Ranbahal in Bankura District, around 1 km from the Amarkanan transport stop. The mutt gets its name from “Sham” which implies convergance of incomparable force controlling every one of our deviations or diversions. The ashram today completes various profound, social and social exercises.

Susunia Hill: Susunia Hill, with a stature of around 440 m, is a perfect spot for rock moving in West Bengal. It is the second shake climbing site in the state in the wake of Darjeeling slopes. Stone engravings of the fourth century lord, Chandra Verma, were found from this spot. Consistently a reasonable is directed at the southern foot of the slopes.
Ras Mancha: The most seasoned block sanctuary situated in Bishnupur, Ras Mancha emerges from the rest for its structure and it is the main sanctuary of its kind in the entire nation. It was assembled by Bir Hambir in AD 1587. An eminent red block building, it has just a solitary load, the sanctum sanctorum, with an extended tower, encompassed by cottage molded turrets. A path encompasses it and some vast cannons found here goes back to the Malla period. It was constructed to host a yearly celebration where icons, brought from everywhere throughout the kingdom, were shown under the curves.

Best Time to Visit

There is no definite time of visiting this destination, as the place attracts tourists throughout the year. However, if you are looking for a peaceful weekend gate away then try to avoid the seasons when fairs and festivals (especially Shivratri) are held. If you love palash flower then February/March should be the ideal season.

Things to do in Biharinath:

Tourists with an appetite for adventure will have a great time here. Bihari Nath hill is ideal for trekking and you can scale the hilltop in just one and half to two hours. You can also explore the region, which boasts of an exotic range of flora and fauna. You can also enjoy boating at the lake located nearby the Biharinath temple. Enjoy a nature walk along the scenic natural landscape. The destination also hosts also hosts a whole range of religious fairs and festivals throughout the year. Huge fairs are organized during Shivrati and Saraswati Puja.

Buy

Raniganj and Asansol are the nearest urban shopping centres. Asansol is 16 km by train from Madhukunda railway station and Burnpur and Asansol are just 4-6 km from Biharinath via the newly-opened (2015) bridge.

Eat

Eat at your place of stay. Biharinath Tourist Point is the only place where a full functioning restaurant exists at Biharinath.

Drink

Biharinath Tourist Point also sells packaged water, soft drinks and ice cream.

Lodging and dining facilities in Biharinath:

A spacious private resort with all modern facilities have recently come up at Biharinath just beside the hill. The rooms of the resort are facilitated with AC, Televisions, balconies facing the Biharinath Hill and attached western bathrooms with hot water geysers. There are standard non AC rooms as well as Super Deluxe AC rooms too. Facilities like Dining Hall, parking space, lawns, car-hiring facilities, intercom, driver’s accommodation and local guides for Hill trek are available in the resort.  Food is delicious and essentially Bengali cuisine is served here.

Go next

  • Joychandi Pahar, popular for picnics and rock-climbing
  • Panchet Dam

Those who have their own transport can easily make it to these places.

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