Tranquility is the best way to describe Jhargram, a southern city in West Bengal. Situated in the midst of lush forests and red soil, a trip to Jhargram doesn’t burn too much of a hole in a tourist’s pocket. Saal and Mohua trees dominate the forest canopy here.
The town boasts of some historical temples, palaces for the erstwhile royalty and a mix of locals who enjoy traditional Bengali music and dance. Jhargram tourism relies a lot on tourists who are looking to explore a virgin, unadulterated place. It is located in the midst of the Belpahari and Kankrajhol ranges which are a photographers dream canvas.
Other than the natural beauty and serene atmosphere of Jhargram, this place also attracts tourists due to its pilgrimage sites. Umapati Temple of Shiv is onw of the renowned temples of Jhargram. Kurumbera Fort is supposed to be constructed in 14th century. It has Oriya inscriptions on it and is of archaeological importance.
Other popular tourist attractions include Alampur, the Kanak temple of the Goddess Durga, Deer Park, Jungle Mahal and the Temple of Sabitri. Durga and Kali Puja are ideal times to visit this town when the entire place is coloured with different hues, decorations, lights and fireworks.
A weekend getaway
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Jhargram is 172 kilometers from Kolkata which makes it an amazing weekend getaway from the hustle bustle of city life. Hotels and lodges are the best of the lot and they’re well worth the money being spent.
To get around Jhargram one can choose to hire a local car or themselves drive down. It’s advisable to have one's own transport while here since local public transport isn’t very reliable.
Best time to vist Jhargram
The best time to visit Jhargram is in the winters.