Lakes and Highlands
The picturesque Lakes and Highlands of Bengal will invariably remind you of the famous novels of Bengali authors like Rabindranath Tagore, Sarat Chandra Chattyopadhyay, Bibhuti Bhusan Bandyopadhyay and many more who have most beautifully described the topographical features of rural Bengal. We arrange for short excursion (1 night or 2 nights) trips to the following locations:
The Biharinath Hill is the highest hill in the Himalayan sub-terrain region of West Bengal. It is located in the Bankura District of West Bengal. The hill stands at an altitude of 451 meters and is situated near the famous Joychandi Hills. Over the recent years it has become a popular trekking destination for tourists and locals. The hill is surrounded by beautiful verdant lush green forests with many varieties of flora and fauna. The most interesting species of wild flowers of Bengal are found over here. The forests are covered with blooming trees of Palash, Shimul and Kash flowers.
The forest vegetation also nests within its lap a small range of wildlife that includes wild boars, hares, foxes and some unknown colorful birds that are a delight to watch when they cross your path chirping endlessly. The hill is surrounded by small range of hillocks like the Ledhi and Sharpahari Hills that offer beautiful scenic visions of sunrise and sunset. The nearby village settlement takes you to the typical village beauty of rural Bengal where you find villagers decking their mud homes with Alpona which is white rice paint. There is also a popular attraction here, which is the Biharinath Dham temple dedicated to Lord Shiva situated at the foothill beside a water reservoir.
Another destination in the Bankura District of West Bengal is Mukutmanipur which is a favorite hotspot for picnic mongers. The location is surrounded with hills and forests with a huge water body in the middle that changes its color in different seasons. This attractive recreation spot is situated at the confluence of two beautiful rivers – the Kumari and Kangsabati River. Incidentally, this place is also famous for the second largest water barrage across India that canalizes Kumari and Kangsabati Rivers into the three districts of West Bengal – Medinipur, Purulia and Bankura to facilitate irrigation during the summer time. Undoubtedly, Mukutmanipur is a perfect place for adventure lovers.