PURULIA - WEST BENGAL
The Hill side Wild Life & Nature Study HUT of Baranti……………
Baranti : If you have ever wanted to get away from Kolkata without going too far away , try Baranti for a refreshing change. Baranti is a small picturesque hamlet by a beautiful lake surrounded by hillocks and forests under Santuri police station in Purulia District.
Muradi, a small railway station situated after 3 consecutive railway stations (19Km.) from Asansol. Baranti is 263 km away from Kolkata. Baranti or Ramchandrapur Irrigation Project can be reached from Muradi station,(6km) by Trekker or Rickshaw. A water reservoir has been constructed by erecting a small earthen dam between Muradi Hill, at one side, and Baranti Hill, on the other. The stand-till water of the reservoir look like a large blue tinted glass mirror reflecting the vast expanse of sky over it. The view of the sunset with the lake on the four ground is breath taking . You must also experience the moonlit night around the reservoir . The surface of the static water turns into a shiny silvery plate gifted by God. The water reservoir is being used for irrigation purpose and also for supplying drinking water to the local villages. The Panchkot Hill, at one side of the area and the Biharinath Hill, on the other. The area is shrouded with trees like Sal, Mahua, Piyal, Palash etc. The forest is abode of faunas like Rabbits, Porcupines , Wild Boars, Foxes, Wolves and Dears. The reservoir swarms with seasonal birds. Coos of birds in the forest are worth-remembering. One can travel to Panchet, Maithan, Kalyaneshawari Temple and Jaichandi Hill from here. Baranti is ideal for Eco-Tourism. If you are a lover of natural beauty, then you must have a trip to Baranti, which is a favorite destination.
The Wild Life & Nature Study HUT with facilities: Set amidst the natural, unpolluted environs of rural Bengal, this Hut has 2 rooms (3 bed each) with attached Bath , Dining Room and a Kitchen facility (Electricity available) . The Hut has a romantic view from the windows & varanda of its each room, where Sal & Sishoo, green paddy fields , Hills, Lakes stand inviting from all sides tempting you to stay on an on , and come back year after year. Baranti is ideal for Butter-fly and Fire-fly watching Camp.
So if you are interested in a Holiday with a difference, consider Baranti Wild Life & Nature Study Hut for a quick weekend break – or even a longer stay. Drop in and see us. Baranti is ideal for EVS Camp.
Adventures aplenty for every body: For the more adventurous holidaymakers, Baranti Wild Life & Nature Study Hut presents an array of options. A lake, Hills, Forests , tribal Villages, Fishing and etc. all in one place. You could take a long leisurely walk down the 2 Km. Dam to road top seen, Muradi Hills or trek to Panchet Hill or Biharinath Hills 9 Km. to 10 Km. from the Hut. Baranti is ideal for Nature Study Camp.
For the romantic, we recommend a moonlight evening by the Lakeside and the glorious sunset over the placid lake – a sight that must not be missed. Try spotting Wild Boars, Panthers, rabbits and Porcupines in Baranti Hill forest area and migratory birds in the Lake. Baranti is ideal for Bird watching Camp.
More in store for Baranti: If you have more time in hand, treat our Hut as a base camp to discover Joychandi Hills(21Km) where you remember Satyajit Roy’s “Hirok Rajar Deshe” and “ Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne , Panchet Hills and Garh Pancho Kot Ruined Dynasty (12Km), Panchet Dam (22Km), Mityhon Dam (38Km) Kalyansari Mandir (40Km) , Susunia Hills (40Km), Kashipur Raj Barij(30Km),Raghunathpur Tasar Silpa (19Km) and Full day tour for Mukut Mani Pur(105Km) and Ajodhya Hills (130Km).
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By Road from Kolkata to BARANTI:
Kolkata – (through Durgapur Express way Dankuni) – Asansol (through Asansol Town old G.T. Road) – Nemat Pur (left side turn) – Desergarh Bridge – Sarbori More (Barakar – Purulia Road) – Subhas More (left turn) – Kotaldih Village-Ramchandra Pur Village - Muradi Village – BARANTI. (263Km)
Kolkata – (through Durgapur Express way Dankuni) – Durgapur/Ranigung – Megia Tharmal Power Station – Saltora- Santuri(Bankura-Purulia Road) – Subhas Road – Muradi – BARANTI. (238Km)
By Train Kolkata to BARANTI:
Howrah/Sealdah –(via Dankuni/Bandel) Burdwan – Asansol – Muradi Station – (by Car/Riscow 6 Km.) Baranti
Howrah – Kharagpur – Adra – Muradi Station – (by Car/Riscow 6 Km.) Baranti.
Car service: from Asansole to Baranti/Adra to Baranti/Muradi Station to Baranti
“The wild animals of the Hill, The Trees & Plants of the Jungle , The birds of the Lake and forests and the Poor people of the tribal villages are expecting your love and affection.”