PLACE TO VISIT AT Garpanchkot, Purulia


Kashipur Raj Bari – within 30 km of Garh Panchakot, the structure influenced by the colonial style and design incorporating use of materials like red brick, stone slabs, concrete and wood suggest it was built somewhere between the 1890’s. The descendants of the royal family still posses the widely stretched houses where they frequent during the festivities and other family rituals.


A small rural settlement elevated to a town by the British setting up a large Railway Junction in 1903. Some colonial structures can still be seen built for the residential purpose of the Railway officers of the British. A defunct meter-gauge steam locomotive stationed in front of the Divisional Railway office is being preserved for the spectators bearing the marks of historical Railway journey in this sub-region.


Adventurous guys may have a trip to the Joy Chandi hills – barely 10 km from Garh Panchakot. Joy Chandi hill is having two typical rocky peaks and affords to hold a Chandi temple, which is often considered as a pilgrimage destination. Film maestro Satyajit Roy incidentally had chosen the Joy Chandi hill as a place for shooting of his award winning film ‘Hirok Rajar Deshe.”


The last of the four multi-purpose dams included in the first phase of the Damodar Valley Corporation was constructed across the river that however falls in Dhanbad district of neighbouring Jharkhand state. Its barely 5 km away from the Garh Panchakot resorts. Its an earthen dam with concrete spillway and its reservoir taps a vast catchment area of around 11 square km. the area is picturesque and has always remained as a favourite picnic spot in the well decorated children’s parks in the barrage foothill.