(Last Updated on : 19/03/2020)
Duarsini is a lesser acquainted tourist spot concealed among virgin forests of Dalma Hills
which is a range in Chota Nagpur Plateau
. Calm and tranquil atmosphere dominates the topographical weather of the place and it is a sincerely superb escape for weekend getaway from Kolkata
. Duarsini is devoid of electricity and proper accommodation except three cottages of WBFDC, no vehicles apart from a few motorcycles, through a very rough motor supporting road exists which is mainly used by forest officials. Small hilltops covered with forests adorn the beauty of this attractive place and the beauty of Mountain River Satgudum leading to the alleys of Tribal villages
is sure to enchant the passing fancy of the tourists.
Location of Duarsini
Duarsini is located around 13 km from Bardhaman
town in Purulia district
which marks the border of Indian states
with West Bengal
. Duarsini is a village bordered by undulating hills and lush forests
. The forest is dotted with shal, piyal, shimul and palash trees with the Satgurang River flowing across.
Tribal Culture at Duarsini
At night one can hear the music of intoxicating "Madal
", (drum) reverberating from the tribal village creating an atmosphere of jungle madness. They celebrate a number of festivals all over the year. Major attractions of this place are the villages of tribes like Santhal
, Shabaradh, and Kheriya
Flora and Fauna at Duarsini
The jungle is an interesting place to visit, where wild animals like Bear
, Wild Pig
, and herds of Elephants
, striped Hyena
, along with some known and unknown birds can be seen. Sometimes a group of Elephants may come out from Dalma
to visit Duarsini.
Tourism in Duarsini
One can spend hours sitting by the side of the river Satgurung. It is a wonderful weekend destination. The quaint quietness and the still of the ambiance and the marked abruptness with which darkness tiptoes in these jungle areas are appealing to human eyes. Moreover the moonlit night amidst the rhythmic beats of drums
having its source in the jungle rather coming from the tribals
and being enclosed by jungle can be quite elating as well as exhilarating for the urban tourists.
Visiting information in Duarsini
The easiest way to reach Duarsini is travelling 12km from Galudi
and cross the West Bengal border entering the Purulia district. It can be visited both from the Bandwan and as well as Purulia. The best time to visit there is any time of the year except rainy seasons
. The arrangement for cottages and lodging are maintained by the Forest Development Nigam. The dining comes complimentary when staying in the cottage.