Muruguma, Purulia – 375 kms from Kolkata


Murugama | Courtesy: Kaustuv Chatterjee

Muruguma is a tribal village. It is situated on the boundary of Purulia and Jharkhand. This place can be reached by car from both Purulia and Jharkhand stations. A visit to the Kenkechi Hill, Muruguma Lake and the forest will make your trip worthwhile. The unique feature of this place is the traditional dance performance of the tribal villagers that is capable of intoxicating your senses. In short, this place is an ideal retreat for relaxation. BOOK YOUR TRIP TO MURUGUMA

Places to see at Muruguma: You can visit the village and experience the tribal villagers’ way of living.

Nearby attractions from Muruguma: Kenkechi Hill is the nearby attraction of this tribal village. You need to cross a small mound and then walk along a village road to reach the hill. On your left side, you will find a beautiful lake known as Muruguma Lake. You will find that the road leading to the lake diverts at a distance of around two kilometers from the lake and leads to a forest. In this forest, a tent resort is situated.

Things to do in Muruguma: You can explore the nearby forest and catch a glimpse of the resident foxes. You can while away your time in the tents by chatting with people. You can also enjoy the campfire in the resort premises and the traditional dance performed by the tribal villagers for entertaining the tourists.

How to reach Muruguma: The Rupasi Bangla train is available early morning that traverses between Kolkata and Purulia. The train reaches Purulia around 12.30 p.m. From Purulia Station, you can hire a car and reach Muruguma. You need to avail the Ranchi road and travel to Muruguma, via Begunkodar. The distance is around 45 kilometers and it takes about 1 hour 20 minutes. Alternatively, you can also travel to Muruguma by availing a train from Kolkata’s Howrah Station to Jharkhand’s Muri Station. From Muri Station, Muruguma is situated at a distance of 35 kilometers.

Best time to visit Muruguma: The winter season is ideal for those who want to enjoy chilly nights. When you visit this place during the winter season, make sure you bring sufficient warm clothes as the temperature after sunset hovers around 5 to 6 degree Celsius and at night, it drops down to 3 degree Celsius.

Lodging and dining facilities at Muruguma: The tent resort is the only lodging facility available in Muruguma. It offers some modern facilities such as attached bathrooms and battery operated lamps. By means of tents, the resort houses a separate dining place offering dining facilities and a relaxing place where tourists can chat.


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