Tourist Spots in Purulia District [Baranti Reservoir, Ajodhya Hill, Doldanga, Surulia Deer Park, District Science Centre and More]


Purulia is the westernmost region in the state of West Bengal. This Rarh area of Bengal shares its boundary with Purulia, Paschim Medinipur, Burdwan, Dhanbad, Bokaro, Ranchi and Singhbhum district. As per the records, it is believed that Purulia is the oldest destination of West Bengal. It is situated at the time of 5th century AD. Purulia is said to have been an important center of the 16 Mahajanapadas. Read this article to know about the best tourist spots in Purulia District. Beautiful Temples, dense forest, science center, hill area and scenic views, these all are the attraction of Purulia District. Winter is the best time to visiting Purulia District.

Location map of Purulia District 

Location map of purulia

A full list of amazing tourist spots in Purulia District (West Bengal, India)

Here in this post, I have prepared a full list of tourist spots in Purulia District. Look at the list of Best spots in below-

Baranti Reservoir or Murardi Lake:

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Baranti is a place where one can take a break from drudgery daily monotony & simply rejuvenate. This beautiful place situated in Purulia District. The scenic beauty of the sunset is the most attraction of this destination. This lake area is very quiet and silent, surrounded by Muradi hill and Baranti Hill and it is the part of Ramchandrapur Irrigation project. More adventurous features of this place are boating in the lake, fishing, Hills climbing, Forests walk, roaming at tribal Villages etc.

Ajodhya Hill:

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Ajodhya Hill is situated in Purulia District and it is just 45 kilometers away from Purulia town. It is one of the most popular tourist spots in Purulia Districts. Ajodhya is the highest hill of Purulia District. Climbing and trekking facilities also available here. On the top of the Ajodhya hill has a scenic view of golden Purulia.  Two beautiful waterfalls from the side of the hill tract making the place even more charming. The place is also popular for its fresh water spring and stream.


Doldanga lake

Doldanga has been always one of the most enchanting tourist destination in Purulia District. Doldanga becomes a most popular picnic spot because of its beautiful nature, climate and water body. This amazing Lake is the prime attraction of Purulia, which is covered with a beautiful garden. Boating facilities also available in this lake.

Surulia Deer Park:

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Surulia is an eco-park is situated on the bank of the river Kangsabati. It is just 6 kilometers away from Purulia town. A huge no of visitors every day came here to visit this spot. Surulia is a beautiful picnic spot and is popular as a Deer Park of Purulia District. Now, this park maintained very well and it has been developed by the forest department. Various types of birds, animals and nature beauty are the main attraction of this destination. This park or forest is famous as Deer’s preserver.

Rakab Forest:

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Rakab Forest is famous for keshargarh Maharaj’s death place. Here this place is too popular for is beautiful history, that’s the attraction of every tourist. Maharaja of Keshargarh was known for his braveness, once he fights against British and looted the Purulia treasury. Now this place is known as hunting place.

Panchet Pahar:

Panchet Pahar

Panchet is a hill are of West Bengal State. It is located near Neturia at the north eastern end of Purulia District. It is one of the most adventures tourist destination for the tourist. If you go top of the hill then you see a scenic view of Purulia District. Climbing and trekking facilities are also available here.

Murguma Dam:

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Murguma Dam just 12 kilometers away from Jhalda in the District of Purulia is a wonderful destination for the nature lovers. This site is beautiful for both Sunrise and Sunset. Now this place is also known as a good picnic spot.

Joychandi Pahar:

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So many hills are situated in Purulia District, Joychandi Pahar is one of them.  Joychandi Pahar is basically known as a couple Hills and which is famous as a tourist destination. Joychandi Pahar is located in Raghunathpur very close to the Purulia – Barakar road. There is a temple of goddess Chandi on the top of the hill. Joychandi Pahar is known as a very good place for shoot sunset.  This place is very popular because famous Bengali Movies director Satyajit Ray did shooting here. Climbing and trekking facilities also available here.  During December a big fair is arranged by the local people of this area and many peoples come to join this fair.

Saheb Bandh:

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Saheb Bandh is a nice and a big lake at the heart of Purulia town. It is covered 50 acres area of Purulia District. It is said this water body was dug by convicts, at the instigation of Colonel Tikley, during the British Raj. This big lake started in the year 1843 and it was completed in 1849.  In winter season various types of Migratory birds are coming here.  So if you want to see this beautiful view of this lake then you must come in October to December month. During the migratory season, birds fly from Baluchistan, Siberia and several places in Europe, to this place.


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Cheliama is considered as one of the most popular tourist spots in Purulia District. It has a rich history and is also known as a paradise for historians and archaeologists. Cheliama village is famous for terracotta temples. This all beautiful temples made from the locally available laterite stones. The unique structure of Radha-Govinda temple is also an attraction for many tourists. This holy temple is present from 17 Th century.


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Para is a wonderful tourist destination or a beautiful village, which remind you of the advent of Muslims to the east. Here Two Pre- Muslim Deuls is present from the ancient period- while one is related to the temple in deulghat and another one belongs to latter period.  Both of them prove to be an excellent example of the grand architecture and fine cravings employed in the yesteryears. The heritage building of this area is the different attraction for tourist.

District Science Centre:

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The District Science Centre has many things to display related to science. It is situated near Purulia Town. The Biology and Physics are the main sections of this center.  This science center especially prime attraction for students. This science center also displays various types of a science-based experiment in a different way. Recent this center newly constructed by the authority for provides lots of information about science, history and culture and it is maintained very well.

If you love adventure, so friends don’t waste your time and visit all amazing destination in Purulia District, which I have already mentioned.

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