Kankrajhor & Belpahari are the beauty of Jangalmahal Circuit in West Bengal
Kankrajhor-Belpahari is a paradise in the tropical, hilly forestlands of Midnapore. It comprises 9,000 hectares of hardwood trees including kusum, shaal, segun or teak, mahua and akashmani. Cashewnut, coffee and oranges are cultivated at Kankrajhor.Kankrajhor is just 25km from Ghatshila (Jharkhand) & 65 km from Jhargram. Kankrajhor-Belpahari region,comes under Jangalmahal Tourism Circuit.
Nearby Dolma Hills are frequented by animals from Bihar, including tigers, leopards and elephants. Bears and wild boars regular stray to the hills in search of Mahua tree sap. The sap is a potent intoxicant in the region and is used to make country liquor.
Jhargram is located in the western part of Paschim Medinipur. Beyond the Gangetic plains of Bengal, Jhargram offers the most exotic undulating topography culminating in hill ranges of Belpahari, Kankrajhor in the North to the serene and meandering Subarnarekha River in the South. It is a favorite destination for people who love forests. The ancient temples, royal palaces, cultural feats of folk music and tribal dance, makes it an extremely attractive destination for tourists who enjoy discovering the unknown and unaffected beauty of nature in this area.
How to Reach Kankrajhor-Belpahari:
From Jhargram, Belpahari is 45km on the bus route.10km past Belpahari is Bhulabheda where from one can go of 18 km to Kankrajhor. One can also walk to Ghatshila, just 22 kms from Kankrajhor.
By Train: The distance from Howrah to Jhargram station is 157 Kms and the journey takes three hours by train from Howrah.
Jhargram Railway Station is on the Kharagpur-Tatanagar section of Howrah-Nagpur-Mumbai line which is an express train route.
By Road: Jhargram is also very well connected by roads / highways with other nearby cities like Medinipur, Kharagpur, Durgapur, Asansol, Bankura, Purulia, Haldia, Contai, Digha, Kolkata / Howrah.
|Train No||Train Name||Train Type||Arr Time HWH||Dep Time JGM||Mon||Tues||Wed||Thur||Fri||Sat||Sun|
|12871||Ispat Exp.||Super Fast||06:55 A.M||09:08 A.M||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|68001||SRC-JGM Memu||Pass||06:45 A.M||09:35 A.M||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|12865||Lalmati Exp.||Super Fast||08:30 A.M||10:51 A.M||Yes||Yes||No||No||Yes||Yes||No|
|58021||KGP-TATA PASS.||Local||09:15 A.M (KGP)||10:16 A.M||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|68003||GHT-JGM||Pass.||10:00 A.M||12:43 A.M||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|68005||KGP-TATA PASS.||Local||15:20 P.M (KGP)||16:04 P.M||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|22891||Intercity Exp.||Super Fast||15:10 P.M||17:29 P.M||No||No||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||No|
|68091||JANGAL MAHAL MEMU||Pass.||17:18 P.M||(KGP)18:00 P.M||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|18030||SHM -LTT EXP.||Express||15:00 P.M (SRC)||18:23 P.M||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|68011||KGP -TATA PASS.||Local||18:20 P.M (KGP)||19:07 P.M||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|12813||STEEL EXP.||Super Fast||17:30 P.M||19:54 P.M||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|08018||DNB – KGP MEMU||Pass.||05:10 A.M (KGP)||06:00 A.M||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|68015||KGP -TATA PASS.||Local||21:05 P.M (KGP)||21:48 P.M||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|18005||KORAPUT EXP.||Express||21:30 P.M||00:23 A.M||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|18615||KRIYA YOGA EXP.||EXP.||22:10 P.M||00:39 A.M||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|68093||MDN -JGM MEMU||Local||03:35 A.M (KGP)||04:20 A.M||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|08001||KGP -JGM EXP.||Express||10:10 A.M (KGP)||10:45 A.M||Yes||Yes||No||No||Yes||Yes||No|
|08051||KGP -JGM MEMU||Pass.||06:05 A.M (KGP)||06:45 A.M||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|68013||KGP -TATA MEMU||Pass.||05:40 A.M (KGP)||06:22 A.M||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
Best Time To Visit Belpahari
45/46 km away from Jhargram there is a beautiful lake named Khandarani in belpahari.This scene makes the place more beautiful. can spend an hour walking and exploring around.The whole scenery of the place is very attractive.
Situated in East Singhbhum district of Jharkhand, the town of Ghatshila has the winding rivulets and serene waterfalls of Ranchi while also harbouring ample sites of religious worship and a rich multicultural heritage that Kolkata does.
At a distance of about 4.2 kms from the centre of the city, this is a series of hillocks rather close to Tata Nagar. Upon climbing the top, one can obtain an aerial view of Ghatshila.
An artificial waterbody maintained by local authorities, Burudih lake is at a distance of about 5 kms from the city Ghatshila. The lake is surrounded by thick forests and green hills — it provides a scenic view for those looking to relax and maybe engage in photography.
Located about 6 kms away from Burudih Lake, Dharagiri Falls are a prime attraction for tourists to Ghatshila. At a height of about 25 ft, these falls make for a marvellous sight and are not to be missed when visiting during monsoon season.
At a distance of about 10 kms from the town, this dam is a marvel to behold. With a ridge of hills in the distance that have birds hovering over them, a windy afternoon spent here makes for quite a memorable experience!
Jhargram Raj Place was founded around 1592 AD by Sarveshwar Singh who along with his elder brother were Generals under Man Singh of Amer and came to conquer Bengal when Emperor Akbar granted Subedar of Bengal, Bihar and Orissa to Raja Man Singh. Sarveshwar Singh belonged to the Chauhan clan of Rajputs from Fatehpur Sikri.
Kanak durga temple
The Kanak Durga Temple lies in the south direction. Many different types of trees and plants of various species surrounds the temple. These trees draw attention from different places for research.
Located a distance of 12 Kms from Jhargram the Chilkigarh Palace and the Durga Mandir are worth a visit. It is a historical place. Long wall around the Palace to protect from Borgi. It is the main tributary of the Subarnarekha.
Tarafeni and Ghagra waterfall under Belpahari Gram Panchayat is definitely an more attractive place where public get enthralled at the sight of attractive nature and of the river currents against the rocky boulders, during rainy season.It is at a distance of nearly 5 k.m.away from Belpahari.
Jhilimili,Ranibandh,Mukutmanipur,Laljol,Tarafeni Dam are the another major attractions in Jangalmahal area near Kankrajhor.
Kankrajhor Forest Farm House-
We have beautifully designed 3 rooms. It is located amidst in forest area of Kankrajhor. each room is with 3 beds which accommodate 4 to 5 person in each room.The rhythmic beats of the Adivasi drums make the nights here vibrant. This sound and the remote atmosphere add real enchantment and mystery to the night.