Spreading over an area of 6,259 sq km, the Purulia district in West Bengal remains the westernmost region of the state. Paschim Medinipur, Bankura, Bokaro, Bardhaman, Ranchi are some of the places with which the place shares its boundaries.

Baghmundi


Baghmundi – the administrative segment of Purulia Sadar West subdivision of Purulia district remains one of the major attractions of this region. This place acts as a charming diversion for tourists with its serenity, uneven topography, falls, rivers, diverse flora and fauna, dense vegetation etc. In short, it is an absolute delight for nature lovers. So a trip to West Bengal virtually remains incomplete without a visit to this wondrous paradise of picturesque beauty and charm. Bamni Falls remains one of the major attractions of this place.

The falls is located near Bareria village and is flanked by charming landscape and greenery. It makes for a perennial falls. Bamni remains a major draw in Baghmundi along with other attractions like:

  • Charida village
  • Khairabera
  • Suisa (museum)
  • Gaghkocha Falls
  • Dowry Khal
  • P.P.S.P Hydel Project
  • Thurga falls
  • Usuldungri
  • Deuli

 Why Should You Visit Bamni Falls?


I can say, from my personal experience that Bamni is definitely worth a visit (that is if you’re venturing out to Purulia anytime soon) simply owing to its sheer natural beauty and landscape. Do not make the mistake of excluding this one from your itinerary.

How to Reach Baghmundi


Purulia itself does not have a bus stand. The nearest option is Bokaro and some of the major cities are connected to it via trains. You can also avail the flight route to the Ranchi airport.

The contact details of Baghmundi Block Development Office are presented below:

Block Development Office, Baghmundu, Purulia
Telephone: 03252-250207
Fax No: 03252-250207
E-mail Id: baghmundi@nic.in

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Baghmundi is a small community development block located in the administrative division of Purulia. Every year thousands of tourists visit this place to witness the natural beauty of the magnificent Ayodhya Hills and the many dams. The picturesque landscape here consists of undulating hills, cascading waterfalls, lush green forests with rich variety of flora and fauna. Travelers can get a variety of experience from historical and archeological sites to eco tourism.

Ayodhya Hill, not very far from Baghmundi, is of immense mythological significance to the Hindus. It is believed that Lord Ram with his wife Sita had come to Ayodhya Hill during their exile. Lord Ram had pierced the earth with his arrow to bring out a gush of water to quench Sita’s thirst. From then, this place has been named Sita-kunda. On a Baisakhi full moon day, tribals from surrounding villages assemble here to join the game of hunting animals. They hunt small animals like rabbits and jungle hen. Continue reading

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Chau dance is a famous folk dance performed by the tribals of Purulia. It belongs to a genre of martial dance. A chau dancer wears colorful masks and these ‘Chau Masks’ are masterpieces created by the skilled artisans of Charida Village. Snuggled in a corner Charida is quaint little village and is an arty nook worth visiting in Purulia.

Purulia is culturally the richest district in West Bengal. The Chau dance still remains the main attraction of the Spring Festival also known as the Chaitra Porob held here. Though the festival lasts for about 13 days the tribal dancers practice it throughout the year. Chau dancers mostly come from the families of traditional artists and local communities. A lot of physical strength and agility is required for this form of dancing. Dancers are trained in this form from a very young age. Continue reading

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