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Biharinath

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Biharinath

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Biharinath is in Bankura.

Understand[edit]

Biharinath is the highest hill in sub-Himalayan West Bengal. It is 451 m (1,480 ft) high.

Get in[edit]

Biharinath is 16km from Madhukunda, a railway station on the Asansol-Adra track and off the Saltora-Madhukunda road.

One can travel by road from Raniganj via Saltora or across the Damodar River over the bridge near Sanctoria, travel a little towards Raghunathpur and turn left for the road to Madhukunda and then on to Biharinath.

Generally, road transport is not available for travel from Madhukunda railway station. It is better to hire a car for both-ways travel from either Raniganj or Asansol. Rates are negotiable. Taxi drivers quote rather high to start with. Be a hard bargainer!

Get around[edit]

Nothing is available locally. It is better to have your own transport. Biharinath Tourist Point( 033-69547111/8017202499) arranges cabs and tour guides and it has started a joy ride. Tourists will be taken to the bank of river Damodar with Bullock Cart and then they can take a boat ride as per their choice.

See[edit]

  • Ancient Jain temple.  edit
  • Raja Banerje, 9,Aswini Dutta Road, Kolkata-700028. Hills,dense forest,water bodies,river Damodar,renowned temple of Lord Shiva,salubrious atmosphere,small spring,climbing on hills are main attraction of Biharinath.  edit

Do[edit]

  • Mountain climbing.  edit

Biharinath surrounded with Hills,dense forest with abundant flora and fauna,different water bodies, river Damodar,salubrious atmosphere and renowned temple of Lord Shiva.If you are a adventure lover you can climb Biharinath hill. In the winter you can buy molasses made from Date juice. Biharinath Tourist Point(033-69547111/8017202499)can arrange guide for hill trekking and side seeing.

Buy[edit]

After a road bridge has been constructed over river Damodar, Burnpur and Asansol are just 4-6 Kms from Biharinath. One can purchase from those town/city.

Eat[edit]

There is good restaurant at Biharinath Tourist Point. So one can have food from there but on prior intimation.

Drink[edit]

Sleep[edit]

  • Biharinath Tourist Point, 8017202499/9732861020. The only accommodation for today's tourist.Offers all the basic amenities(A.C/Non A.C super deluxe rooms) and has a good eatery.Stuffs are homely and one can book from its Baguiati office. ( 033-69547111/8017202499/9732861020)  edit
  • Atithisala. One can try if one likes nightmare.Not at all meant for tourist.Some rooms have attached bath but all the rooms as well as toilets are dirty.No standard furniture or television,no dinning room,no boundary wall.  edit

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Get out[edit]

  • Joy Chandi Pahar, popular for rock-climbing.
  • Garh Panchkot, historical ruins with a grand view of Panchet Lake.
  • Panchet Dam. Those who have their own transport can easily make it to these places.




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