Unexplored Jharkhand-Kiriburu,Meghahatuburu, Saranda

Complete Travel Guide to Kiriburu- Meghahatuburu & Saranda, Unexplored Twin Hills In Jharkhand.

Saranda Forest is located in the border Odisha and Jharkhand covering both the states. Kiriburu and Meghahatuburu, situated in Jharkhand are the most known destinations along Saranda Forest due to the presence of Iron Ore Mines governed by SAIL (Steel Authority of India Limited).

Kiriburu and Meghahatuburu, the twin hills separated by the borders of the Indian states of Odisha and Jharkhand are the most underrated and undiscovered places.

Where are Kiriburu and Meghataburu located?

Kiriburu hill is located at Kiriburu, a census town in Kendujhar district of Odisha and Meghataburu hill is located at Meghataburu, a census town in West Singhbhum district of Jharkhand.

Why Kiriburu and Meghataburu are famous?

The town of Kiriburu and Meghataburu are adjoining to each other and are rich in iron-ore. KIOM ( Kiriburu Iron-Ore Mine) & MIOM (Meghahatuburu Iron-Ore Mine), both governed by Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) are one of the big iron ore mines in the country.

The word ‘Kiri’ means ‘Elephant’ and ‘Buru’ means ‘Hill’ which rightfully describes Kiriburu as the ‘Hill of Elephants’ as it provides shelter to an enormous number of wild elephants. Meghataburu, on the other hand, derives its name from the word ‘Meghata’ which means ‘Clouds’ thus citing it as a ‘Hill of Clouds’, as it remains covered under layers of clouds most time of the year. Meghataburu is also often addressed to as ‘Cherrapunji of Odisha’

Where to stay in Kiriburu?

Barbil is only a few kilometers (say around 20 km) away from Kiriburu as well as Meghataburu. You can also find many hotels at affordable price ranges. There are many places that offer you comfortable, luxurious, and spacious stay. If you wish to stay in Kiriburu, you have options like private accommodations and guesthouses.

How to reach Kiriburu -Saranda?

By Air

Two nearest airports to Kiriburu are the Ranchi Airport (IXR), and Bhubaneswar Airport (BBI).

  1. Ranchi Airport (IXR), Ranchi, Jharkhand. 142 km away.
  2. Bhubaneswar Airport (BBI), Bhubaneshwar, Odisha. 212 Km away.

You might have to book a cab/taxi from the airport to the Kiriburu Hill Station.

By Railways

The railway station of Kiriburu is called the Bara Jamda (BJMD).

It has connectivity from Howrah station through the Janshatabdi Express.

Depending on where you book your stay, it might take between one – two hours from the railway station to the place of accommodation.

By BusThe bus station of Kiriburu is also well connected.

How is the weather at Kiriburu and Meghahatuburu?

Kiriburu and Meghataburu have mainly three seasons, winter, summer and Rainy.

Winter stretches over the months of November to February and the temperature varies from 10 to 15-degree centigrades, making the months of December and January extremely cold.

Summer ranges between March to June with a temperature rising from 30 to 40-degree centigrade. The month of April and May are the hottest.

The rainy season starts from the month of July and prevails till the month of August with an average rainfall of 200-350 millimeters.

Package tour Itinerary with Cost of Saranda-Kiriburu- 3 Nights & 4 days (Barbil to Barbil)

DAY ONE : Pick-up from Barbil Rail Station at 1 pm., Lunch at hotel, Visit – 1. Mriga Singa (Baitarani River Bed) Back to Hotel, Take Evening Snacks & Dinner. 

DAY TWO : Breakfast 8.30am. at Hotel, Visit – • Jhikra Waterfalls • Karo River Site & Dam (Inteak) • Jateswar Forest & Temple with Waterfalls • Murga Mahadev Temple & Waterfalls 
OR • Jhikra Waterfalls • Fulbari Forest • Pundool Waterfalls • Karo River • Swapneswar Temple Lunch (Packed) at pundool or others site. Back to Hotel. Take evening snacks & Dinner. 
DAY THREE : Breakfast 8am. at Hotel Visit – Kiriburu Forest Office ( Permission for Saranda Safari ) • Jungle Safari at Saranda Forest Take Lunch (Packed) at Thalkabad Then Visit • Tribal village of Thalkabad • Ligirta Waterfalls • Open Iron Mines • Meghataburu Sunset Point (The Land of Seven Hundred Hills) Back to Hotel, Take evening snacks & Dinner. 

DAY FOUR: Take your leisure time at hotel Breakfast 9am, Lunch at 12 pm, Drop to Barbil Rail Station within 1.15 Pm. Package Includes: 1. Room 2. Food (Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Snacks, Dinner) 3. Car: Pickup-Drop (Barbil to Barbil) with all sightseeing (as per Itinerary) Package Excludes: 1. First day breakfast 2. Guide charge 3. Porter charge   

 
Sample Food Menu 
Breakfast : Bread, Butter, Omlet, Sweet. or Puri, Sabji, Sweet. or Pav Bhaji, Sweet 
Lunch : Rice, Daal, Fry, seasonal sabji, Fish Curry (1 piece), Chatni, Papad. 
Evening Snacks: Onion Pakoda, Tea. or Aloo Pakora, Tea.
Dinner : Rooti, Daal, Sabji, Chicken (3 piece), Chatni. Packed Lunch: Fried Rice & Chili Chicken. or Veg Biryani & Chicken Kasa. 
On request extra food is chargeable & must be paid on spot / hotel. 

Cost- Rs.6500 per adults+GST (4 person travel together)

Children Policy:
Upto 4 years – free
4 to 9 years – half
Above 9 – treat as adult ( full)
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