(Last Updated on : 30-07-2015)
Bangriposhi is a tribal village nestled in the Thakurani Hills of Indian state
. Blessed with picturesque locations, it is a delightful place for the nature admirers and photographers
. It is situated at a distance of 230 km from Kolkata
, on NH-6. It is surrounded by the deep forests and amazing hills like Vidyabhandar, Ardheshwar, Patharkushi and Buraburi. It is enriched with flora and fauna
. A visit to this place nourishes the soul and rejuvenates the mind.
Attractions of Bangriposhi
The main attractions of this tribal village
are its natural beauty and picturesque locations. Enveloped by lush greenery, it is home to many hills, wild animals
and colouful birds
. One can explore the Bankabal Lake
and its adjacent dam
. These are situated around twenty-five kilometers from Bangriposi. Another major attraction is the Simlipal National Forest which is just 60 kms away.
Then in the vicinity of Bangriposhi, on the summit of Thakurani Hill, there is the shrine of Goddess
Bangriposi. Travelers can trek to this temple
and have a glimpse of the goddess. Other nearby holy shrines to be visited are the Duarsini temple and the Nilamadhaba temple. Art admirers can travel around twenty kilometers from Bangriposi to Kuliyan village, which is famed for Dokra
artwork. Avid travelers can trek along the Buribalam Rivers
bank and scale the hills and forests nearby.
In addition to this, tourists can also take a look at the lifestyle of the tribal people of this area who are mainly Santhal
and Lodha. They represent the rich heritage of this place through their clothing, food
pattern and language
Accommodation at Bangriposhi
The village has established a number of guest houses and hotels to accommodate the tourists. These are equipped with all the basic amenities and provide delicious food to its arrivals.
Connectivity to Bangriposhi
Bangriposhi can be visited in any time of the year, except summer. It is well connected via railway
and roadway to the city of Kolkata. One can avail a train from Howrah station
to reach Balasore
. From here, one can hire a bus or car service to reach Bangriposhi. Apart from this, direct overnight buses connect Kolkata to Baripada