Located in the district of Purulia in West Bengal bordering Jharkhand, Ajodhya Pahar (hills) is a part of the extensive Chota Nagpur Plateau dotted with waterfalls, lakes, dense subtropical forests, dams, exotic tribal villages. Ajodhya Guest House is the best place to stay in Baghmundi.
Although blessed with breathtaking beauty, the Ajodhya Pahar region is still untouched by mass tourism. Most of the hills in this region have an average altitude of around 1800 feet, the highest being Gorgaburu at 2800 feet.
About Ajodhya Pahar-
42km away from Purulia via Sirkabad, Ajodhya is a famous tourist destination. It is a woody mountain with table land on top. Many small streams make their way through the slopes of the hill to meet Subarnarekha on the west and Kangsabati and Kumari from the northern slope.
It’s a good 700 m above sea level, so you can just imagine how pure and beautiful the air up there will be! There are sparkling freshwater streams and springs here, so you know where to set up your tents when you get there! The best activities to indulge in here are rock climbing and mountaineering. Highest peak of Ajodhya Hills is Gorgaburu. The nearest populated town is Baghmundi.
How to Reach Ajodhya Pahar, Purulia
By Rail-The nearest rail station to Ajodhya Pahar is Barabhum . Baghmundi is the main village to Ajodhya Pahar which is just 22 km away from Barabhum rail station. You can reach Baghmundi from Purulia Town/rail station also,its just 60 km away.
HOWRAH JN to BARABHUM Trains
Train No & Name Run Days
Dep Time Arr Time
12865 HWH PRR LALMATI EXPRESS Tue Sat
HWH 08:30 BBM 13:34
22891 HWH RNC INTERCITY EXPRESS Wed Thu Sat
HWH 12:50 BBM 18:02
58011 HWH ADRA CKP/BKSC PASS Daily
HWH 23:05 BBM 07:02
By Road:Located at a distance of about 300 km from Kolkata, Purulia has a good network of roads. Hence, it is easily approachable by road.
Route 1: Kolkata – Bardhaman – Durgapur – Purulia
Route 2: Kolkata – Bengai – Bankura – Purulia
As route 1 is the fastest, it takes half an hour lesser in comparison to route 2; hence, you can reach your destination within 6 hours. On your way to Purulia, you can take a break at the following places and visit their places of interest.
Nearby Places in Ajodhya Pahar,Purulia/ Ajodhya Pahar Sightseeing
Pakhi Pahar & Matha Pathar
Charida Mask Village
Begunkodar Railway Station
The culture in Purulia concentrates on the traditional folk dance ‘Chau’. Popular among Santhals, Kumars, Mahatos, Kalindis and Sahish communities are the rare masked dancers of chau represents the essentially local culture. The use of beautiful masks and the exclusive style of dance, make-up and colourful costumes have made this dance popular all over the world. Many consider this form to be a kind of martial art because of the physical strength and agility involved in dancing.
Accommodation Hotels/ Guest House/Homestays/Camps in Ajodhya Pahar-
Ajodhya Pahar Guest House
Our guest house is located just 0.5 km away from Ajodhya Hills.We have in house restaurant also,which serves delicious homely bengali food.
We have 7 Non-AC Rooms with beautiful view of Ajodhya Pahar
All rooms are in First Floor
5 nos. Triple bed rooms
1 Four Bed room
1 Double bed room
Restaurant in Ground Floor
Pocket Pinch- Rs.1300 per adult per night including all meals
Ajodhya Pahar Homestay
Our Ajodhya Pahar homestay is located in a quaint corner of Baghmundi village with a sweeping view of the surrounding hills. You can enjoy a magnificent sunrise over the hills from our home stay and most of the attractions like Upper Dam, Lower Dam, Charida Village, Khairabera Lake etc. are located within 10 kms of our homestay.
Facilities at Ajodhya Pahar Homestay
Double Bed and Four bedded AC and Non AC rooms
Hot Water Geysers
Outdoor terraces and balconies with views of surrounding hills
Electric Generator for Power Backup. Please note, AC is not supported by generator power
Transport arrangement for local sightseeing and pick-up / drop
Doctor on call
Arrangements for cultural programs
Pocket Pinch- Rs.1250 per adult per night including all meals