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Birbhum is a district in the western Rarh region of West Bengal. Birhum is famous for its folk culture, especially the itinerant singers known as bauls. The district is also known as "Ranga Matir desh" because of its reddish soil.
The western part of the district bordering on Jharkhand state is hilly. The eastern part of the district is alluvial plain, often flooded during the monsoons.
Cities & Towns
It is basically an agricultural district. The people in and around Santiniketan and the temple towns and shakti peethas are used to the inflow of large number of tourists.
Bengali is the local language. There are Santhalis and other tribals in the area. Hindi and a little bit of English is understood in the towns.
The towns of Birbhum ditrict are well connected by roads.
If you are the adventurous type try the fresh toddy juice as the tappers bring it down early in the morning beside highways in the rural areas. Warning: Once it is late fermentaion sets in. Avoid country liquor shops.