Steeped in history and flanked by the Subarnarekha River, this tiny hamlet of Baburvani is surrounded by forests, cashew nut plantations and lush green paddy fields. It is an ideal place to spend a day or two, if you are keen on discovering heritage structures, deep forests, hills, lakes and take long walks along the marshy banks of Subarnarekha River. Here, you can spend a few days exploring nearby attractions like Hatibari Forest, Chilkigarh Rajbari, Kanak Durga Mandir, Jhargram Rajbari, Valmiki Ashram and Kurumbera Fort.
Places to see at Baburvani, Jangalmahal
Just 4 kms from Baburvani Village is the beautiful Subarnarekha River. It is said that even today traces of gold can be found in the waters of this river. Thus, the word Subarnarekha means the “Streak of Gold” in local language. On the way to Gopiballavpur, just 10 kms. away, you would come across the temple of Rameshwar. It is believed that Sita requested Ram to construct the temple of Lord Shiva here and the temple construction was looked after by the divine architect Vishwakarma himself. Another 7 kms. ahead is a forest land considered the holiest among the local from the ancient times. Legend says that this place was the “Ashrama” of great sage Valmiki of Ramayana. You can visit Lav-Kush mandir, Sita Kunda and Sita Nala here.
Nearby Attractions of Baburvani, Jhargram
A couple of day’s stay here would help you to explore some of the most untouched areas of West Bengal. Just 22 kms. away is the Kurumbera Fort which is bounded by 10 feet high walls and the major attraction of the Fort is the Shiva Temple constructed between 1438 AD and 1469 AD. The Hatibari Forest, which is the natural abode of the Asian Elephant is around 24 kms away. The beautiful Jhilli Lake which attract migratory birds in winter, the Chilkigarh Rajbari, Kanakdurga Temple, Dulung River and the Jhargram Palace built in 1574 AD are some of the local attractions within 50 kms. of Baburvani which you can explore while staying here.
Things to do at Baburvani
You can take a walk along the village roads or enjoy a boat ride in our pond. You can also try your hand in fishing or go for bird watching in the early fields and rivers. Visiting local temples, enjoying bullock cart rides and observing the local rituals and culture are few things you can do here in Baburvani village. Apart from this, you can spend some quiet evenings with your loved ones enjoying barbeque, plant some trees or accompany your children to pick up some fresh vegetables from our garden.
How to reach Baburvani, Jangalmahal
If you are travelling by car, then you can take NH16 from Kolkata and cross Debra and reach Kharagpur and further take diversions to reach Baburvani. If you are travelling by train, the nearest Railway Station would be Kharagpur. Regular, local as well as express trains are available from Howrah to Kharagpur. It is around 38 kms. from Kharagpur Railway Station.
Best time to visit Babur vani, Jangal mahal
You can visit Baburvani anytime of the year. The monsoons bring the rolling dark clouds over the horizon and the winters give a sparkling weather just fine for your long walks and local sightseeing tours.
Lodging & Dining facilities at Babur vani
Presently, there are eight Double Bed rooms within four ethnic cottages for the guests. Located within the gardens and children’s park, these spacious rooms are equipped with all modern facilities like electricity and attached western bathrooms with hot water geysers, Air Conditioning and comfy beds and couches. There is a separate dining area for the guests. The resort also has numerous vegetable gardens and a huge pond and most of the vegetables and fishes for the guests are sourced from its own gardens and ponds. Strict norm for organic farming is practiced here. Apart from the cottages, guests can also stay in Double bed and four bed rooms in our homestay located within the same premises. We also offer an AC Community Hall with a capacity of around 200 guests for Conferences and Cultural programs. Food is essentially traditional Bengali cuisine and most of the produces are locally procured or sourced from our own gardens.