Biharinath is bounded by Purulia District and Damodar River on both sides. Biharinath or Biharinath Hills in Bankura is located near the famous Joychand Hills is the highest hill of Bankura District.
Biharinath hill boasts of a towering height of 451 meters and has gained considerable recognition as a popular tourist destination in the recent years. Biharinath is covered in thick forests and the dense jungle attracts the people of Bengal. Biharinath Hill blooms with the shades of Shimul and Palash during the spring and the autumnal seasons. The villagers near Biharinath here deck their mud homes with Alpona, where one can see the Bengali rural culture in real form. The view of Biharinath will make the tourist to have a landscape beauty while they enter in the nature's abode from the far off places.
The tourist can also catch a glimpse of the wild boar, hare, fox and some unknown colourful birds when they cross the path of the tiresome errand. Surprisingly, Biharinath Hill is the highest hill in the sub-Himalayan terrain in West Bengal (1480 feet)
The prime attraction of Biharinath is the lush nature all around and Biharinath Hill. The unforgettable experience of watching the rising and setting sun over Ledhi and Sharpahari Hills and the winding village paths would compel one to extend the stay. Another popular attraction here is a local temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, popularly known as the Biharinath dham and a small tank located at the foothill.
Just a walk from Biharinath would lead one to the Ureshwari Temple. The temple here is located to the West of the Biharinath Hill. The Binodpur Dam and Joychandi Hill (where Satyajit Ray's Hirak Rajar Deshey was shot) is also located nearby. Boranti Lake, another prime attraction is located just 15 kms from Biharinath. Other attractions that can be covered within a couple of hour's journey are Maithon Dam, Panchet, Shaltora and Sushunia. Biharinath is just 66 kms from Durgapur.
Tourists with an appetite for adventure will have a great time in Biharinath. Biharinath hill is ideal for trekking and one can scale the hilltop in just one and half to two hours. One can also explore the region, which boasts of an exotic range of flora and fauna. One can also enjoy boating at the lake located nearby the Biharinath temple. Enjoy a nature walk along the scenic natural landscape of Biharinath. Biharinath also hosts a whole range of religious fairs and festivals throughout the year. Huge fairs are organized during Shivarati and Saraswati Puja.
There are a number of options to reach Biharinath. One can reach Biharinath through Durgapur Expressway, bypassing Panagarh, Durgapur and Ranigang. After crossing the Damodar River Bridge, one can drive straight towards Madhukunda. There is no definite time of visiting Biharinath, as the place attracts tourists throughout the year. However, if the tourists are looking for a peaceful weekend gate away then try to avoid the seasons when fairs and festivals (especially Shivaratri) are held.
(Last Updated on : 22-05-2013)
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