Garh Salboni in Jhargram is the lesser-known tourist destination in Bengal is ideal for a short and peaceful weekend vacation from Kolkata. Garh Salboni is located in between Jhargram & Lodhasuli. 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.
After a rejuvenating cup of tea at Aranyak, go for a walk through avenues lined with sal, piyal, segun and eucalyptus trees, to Jangalmahal. 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.
Tranquillity and serenity are the keys to the forest experience here. The fragrance of the mohua may intoxicate you more than a peg of an alcoholic beverage. Silence reigns, but as you tread the path, the murmur of dry leaves under your feet will announce the arrival of visitors.
How to Reach Garh Salboni
You can avail Ispat Express from Howrah Station. After crossing Kharagpur, you need to get off at Jhargram Station. From there, you can take a bus to reach Garh Salboni forest (10 km away). Alternatively, you can travel by car from Kolkata. The distance is around 170 km and it takes about three hours. After crossing Kharagpur, you have to drive for another 35 km on Bombay Road to reach Lodhasuli Crossing, from where you have to drive for another five km to reach Garshalboni Forest.
Nearby Places in Garh Salboni
Garshalboni is the perfect place to walk around and enjoy the pristine nature. Sitting on a rock in the midst of the river Dulug and watching migratory birds is a lifetime experience. You will find like minded weekenders sitting on the huge rocks and reading books.
- Jhargram Raj Palace This Palace is the current residence of the Malla Dev Royal family. Situated in Jhargram district, West Bengal, it is a structure combining the Italian and Islamic architecture model.
- Lodhasuli Forest
- Kanak Durga Temple and Chilkigarh Raj Palace
- Belpahari and Kankrajhor Forest
Where to Stay in Garh Salboni
Aranyak at Garh salboni covers an area of around 40 bighas of land. All types of trees like teak, mango, saal and hundreds of different types of medicinal plants grow in the premises of this resort. It presently accommodates tourists in its 21 rooms and an extensive restaurant. The rooms are Double Bedded with AC facilities and have attached Western toilets. Aranyak offers Swimming pool, multicuisine restaurant, huge lush green lawn, room toiletries, fresh linen.
Rs.2350+12% GST for Double Sharing-Ground Floor with Breakfast-no of rooms 6
Rs.2550+12% GST for Double Sharing-First Floor with Balcony with Breakfast-no of rooms 4
Rs.3150+12% GST for Double Sharing-First Floor with Balcony with Breakfast-no of rooms 2
Rs.2750+12% GST for Double sg=haring AC Swiss Tents-no of rooms 4