The word ‘trip’ can excite anyone at any time, and the level of excitement will be much higher than usual when it is a road trip on your BIKE. It is said that such road trips are the only trips that allow you to enjoy the enthralling beauty of any place and that to the fullest.
Purulia is slowly becoming one of the most popular destinations for road trip lovers because of its beauty of the hills, dams, and temples. This place has always pleased the DSLR owners with insta-clicks.
If you have planned for a road trip on the bike to Purulia, you may go through this short guide, which can assist you regarding all your queries about the trip.
Kolkata to Purulia Distance
Road trip lovers who have just stepped into the passion of bike trips often look for short-distance trips so that they can reach early. In this regard, Purulia will not be a disappointing one as it is only 300 km from Kolkata.
On average, you will reach the destination within 7-8 hours, even though you take a few short breaks in between. It means that the experienced and new drivers will have no problem regarding the distance.
How to Reach?
The fastest route to reach Purulia is the route via Burdwan and Durgapur. All you need to pass via BT Road and drive along Toll Road and just take the NH19. Drive on NH19 until you reach Panagarh Bypass. Once you head on to Asansol, take NH14 to reach Durgapur Raghunathpur Purulia Road.
Next, you will have to take a turn towards Durgapur Raghunathpur Purulia Road SH5. Continue driving on SH5 for about 40 km, and then you will reach Ranchi Road. Driving along with this road, you will reach Purulia shortly.
You may take breaks in Burdwan and Durgapur and other places accordingly, yet it will not take more than 8 hours to reach the destination.
It is mentioned earlier that Purulia is famous for the hills, water bodies, lush of greens, and of course, the large meadows. In this road trip, let Baranti be your first destination where you can capture some excellent sceneries in your camera. Also, do a pay a visit to the Baranti village to experience the tribal culture.
After enjoying the beauty of Baranti Hill, Baranti reservoir, and Muradi dam, you can take a journey towards Ayodhya Hill, Pakhi Hill, Garh Panchkot, Panchet Hill, Maithon Dam, Kalyaneswari Temple, and Panchet Dam.
Murugama dam, Joychandi Hill and Susunia Hill are some of the places to visit here. Biharinath Hill and Temple will also give you some relief from the monotonous corporate culture and stress of your urban life.
Specialties of the Place
If you are thinking of taking something as a token from this place, you may purchase local Santali handicrafts.
Where to Stay?
You can stay in the best hotel in Baranti, where you can get the facility to reach all the nearby areas within a few hours. You can easily find an affordable resort so that you can enjoy an excellent view of the surroundings from the windows.
Alternatively, you can stay in any other resort around the must-visits mentioned above. You may check the rates in travel apps.
Best time to Visit
You will find a bearable climate in Purulia throughout the year. But if you want less crowded resorts, you may visit the place during the summer. But if you want to soothe your eyes with green meadows and multi-colored flowers, September to April will be an apt time to visit Purulia.
Why Road Trips Are the Best?
During the road trips on the bike, the main advantage is you can enjoy the beauty of nature as long as you want. Also, you can stay there without hurrying for the departure of the train. For unplanned trips and solo trips, the bike is probably the best companion as you do not need any advance booking.,
But on the downside, you need to compromise your luggage during the trip. Also, you need to be a skilled biker or driver to conduct a road trip in any season.
If these two factors do not seem to be a problem for you, and if you are bored with your daily life, you are born for such trips. So, just pack your bags, switch on the GPS, get on your bike, and head towards Purulia.