Purulia

PURULIA

Purulia is a land of natural beauty. The lush green landscape, verdant hills and dense forests make it a perfect tourist destination that gives a rustic ambience and peaceful surroundings to weary city dwellers. This westernmost district of West Bengal is part of the Chotonagpur plateau which unravels her untapped mystery and wondrous beauty. The landscape is rocky and undulating. The tourism of Purulia attractions center around its hills, forests as well as its archaeological excavations and the relics of ancient buildings and temples. Tribal ethos enriches the mystic charm and natural beauty of this land of red soil and red blooms of Palash. The region is home to different tribal communities like Santhals, Kurmis, Kherias-Sabars to name a few. Song and dance are an intrinsic part in the lives of the tribal people.

MAJOR ATTRACTIONS

The small city sprawls with very scenic and religious sites. It is famous for Kalyaneswari Temple, the goddess here is revered and believed to bless barren women with fertility. Nehru Park boasts the best of vacation amenities. The colourful temple of Goddess Chandi is open for prayers from dawn to dusk.  The place has something for every kind of traveler.

HOW TO GET HERE?

AIR

Birsa Munda Airport Ranchi is approx.. 160 kms away and Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport, Kolkata is 298 kms away. One can take a cab or bus or train from Ranchi/Kolkata to reach Purulia.

RAIL

The district of Purulia has its own railway station. Purulia station is a junction, as all the long distance trains stop here.

ROAD

Purulia is well connected to the other districts and regions in West Bengal through roadways. There are regular bus services and cab facilities that link Purulia to the neighboring cities.

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