Biharinath Hill resides at a distance of 57 km from Bankura district and 24 km from Raniganj. It is considered that the hill is a witness of old Jain culture.
Let’s plan your weekend in a hilly area where peace finds its home. Wake up with chirping birds, adore the soft breeze, sense the serenity and go for a Nature walk. The tallest hill of Bankura District, Biharinath 1449 feet welcomes you with its mesmerizing beauty and religious vibes.
Come and explore the joy of getting lost in solitude, feel the love of unspoiled nature, satisfy your soul offering a marvellous outing in the lap of purity.
1. Biharinath Hill
A rich casing of lively green, flowing river Damodar and unspoiled Nature are embracing the hill so affectionately that you will definitely fall in love with the trio of ‘Jal-Jungle-Pahar’. The hill changes its color with the seasons. During the season of Monsoon, it becomes green from all sides. Wet leaves, rain-drops on branches and soft sunshine make an ambience that loves the dominating hue of green. In Spring, you will see blooming ‘Palash’ accompanying by ‘Shimul’ everywhere. It seems like you are breathing under a canopy of orange leaves. Impressive tribal cultural and village-stories add an extra charm to this place. Biharinath Hill is blessed with a rich collection of fauna and flora as well. Not only flowers, colorful birds and dancing butterflies are waiting here to walk hand in hand only with you. You may get a glimpse of wildlife in the hill. Biharinath is an attractive place for trekkers for its figure. You can start your journey as a rock climber from here.
2. Biharinath Temple
May you be a silent Nature lover or dedicated worshipper, this place holds all for you. You will find a small temple of Lord Shiva in the foothills. According to the worshippers, the ‘Shivalinga’, renowned as ‘Biharinath’ is very much alive. The hill is named upon the God’s actually. Eye soothing scenic beauty, whispering streams, deep sound of the temple bell will definitely create a peaceful space for you. Pilgrims come here from far and near during ‘Mahashivrati’ festival. This place becomes a serene pilgrimage during the month of ‘Shraban’ and ‘Navaratri’.
How to Reach:
The nearest Airport to Bankura is Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport, Kolkata which is about 212km to Bankura. From there, you can take a cab, bus or train to Bankura. From Bankura, you have to take cab to Biharinath Hill.
Rail distance of Bankura from Kolkata is 233 km. Trains from Kolkata are available for Bankura on regular basis. From Bankura, you have to take cab to Biharinath Hill.
Bankura is well connected by road with Kolkata and surrounding towns like Asansol, Durgapur, Burdwan, Panagarh and other parts of the state. From Bankura, you have to take cab to Biharinath Hill.