Kankrajhor & Belpahari-Weekend Trip to Jangalmahal

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.

Kankrajhor Belpahari Map
Jangalmahal Tourism Circuit

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 NoTrain NameTrain TypeArr Time HWHDep Time JGMMonTuesWedThurFriSatSun
12871Ispat Exp.Super Fast06:55 A.M09:08 A.MYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
68001SRC-JGM MemuPass06:45 A.M09:35 A.MYesYesYesYesYesNoNo
12865Lalmati Exp.Super Fast08:30 A.M10:51 A.MYesYesNoNoYesYesNo
58021KGP-TATA PASS.Local09:15 A.M (KGP)10:16 A.MYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
68003GHT-JGMPass.10:00 A.M12:43 A.MYesYesYesYesYesNoYes
68005KGP-TATA PASS.Local15:20 P.M (KGP)16:04 P.MYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
22891Intercity Exp.Super Fast15:10 P.M17:29 P.MNoNoYesYesNoYesNo
68091JANGAL MAHAL MEMUPass.17:18 P.M(KGP)18:00 P.MYesYesYesYesYesYesNo
18030SHM -LTT EXP.Express15:00 P.M (SRC)18:23 P.MYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
68011KGP -TATA PASS.Local18:20 P.M (KGP)19:07 P.MYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
12813STEEL EXP.Super Fast17:30 P.M19:54 P.MYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
08018DNB – KGP MEMUPass.05:10 A.M (KGP)06:00 A.MYesYesYesYesYesNoYes
68015KGP -TATA PASS.Local21:05 P.M (KGP)21:48 P.MYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
18005KORAPUT EXP.Express21:30 P.M00:23 A.MYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
18615KRIYA YOGA EXP.EXP.22:10 P.M00:39 A.MYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
68093MDN -JGM MEMULocal03:35 A.M (KGP)04:20 A.MYesYesYesYesYesYesNo
08001KGP -JGM EXP.Express10:10 A.M (KGP)10:45 A.MYesYesNoNoYesYesNo
08051KGP -JGM MEMUPass.06:05 A.M (KGP)06:45 A.MYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
68013KGP -TATA MEMUPass.05:40 A.M (KGP)06:22 A.MYesYesYesYesYesYesYes

Best Time To Visit Belpahari

The best months to visit  are from November to February . Additionally, the waterfalls are not too dry out of heat, as well as the lakes are not covered in fog because of the cold: this provides an optimal view all over.

Nearby Destinations-

Khandarani lake

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.

Phuldungri Hills

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.

Burudih Lake

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.

Dharagiri Falls

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.

Galudih Dam

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 palace

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.

Chilkigarh Palace

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.

Pocket Pinch-
  • If 3-5 persons stays in a single cottage-Rs.1350 per head per day with all meals.
  • If 2 person stay in a single cottage-Rs.1750 per head per day with all meals.

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