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Purulia Places of Interest :
1. Baranti Reservoir / Murardi Lake :- A calm lake surrounded by mighty mountains covered with a thick carpet of greenery. Less crowded, more peaceful and intimate, this is Boronti in a nutshell for you.
2. Ajodhya :- 42km away from Purulia via Sirkabad, Ajodhya is a famous tourist destination. It is a woody mountain with table land on top. Many small streams make their way through the slopes of the hill to meet Subarnarekha on the west and Kangsabati and Kumari from the northern slope.
3. Rakab Forest :- Maharaja of Keshargarh is known to have fought the British rule bravely and looted the Purulia treasury. The Rakab forest used to be the hunting place of Kashipur and is popular known as the forest of 16 cross.
4. Doldanga :- On the bank of Kangsabati in the Manbazar Panchayat Samiti, Doldanga is slowly becoming a popular picnic spot, a beautiful water body, boat ride, deer park and island in the middle of such scenic beauty, the view of this place is enormous. Doldanga is approachable by Mukutmonipur as well.
5. Gajaburu Hill :- Gajaburu Hills are the next best thing to paradise, for rock climbers. The Gajaburu slopes are hard, rough and tough which will provide a welcome challenge to tourists looking for a spot of thrill and adventure while camping or picnic. There is also a nature camp organised here.
6. Surulia :- A popular picnic spot for travellers, Surulia has been developed by the forest department and is popular amongst eco tourists.



Bankura Places of Interest :
1. Susunia Hill :- Located 21 km away from Bankura town, this is a very important tourist spot here. This hill is famous for its natural Spring and Silalipi. One can also trek around this place.
2. Joyrambati :- A tourist village located in Bankura district, Joyrambati is famous as it was the birthplace of Sree Sarada Devi who is worshipped as the Holy Mother by the followers of Sri Ramakrishna.
3. Bishnupur :- Just 34 km off Bankura, lies the town of Bishnupur which is famous for terracotta temples and baluchari sarees. It draws people from world over for its architecture, music and handicrafts.
4. Jhilimili :- Located around 70 km from Bankura, this place is famous for its dense forests and natural beauty. There is a watchtower here which offers a panoramic view of the surrounding area.
5. Mukutmanipur :- Located at the confluence of the Kangsabati and Kumari rivers, Mukutmonipur is famous for its earthen dam which is the 2nd largest such dam in India.
6. Gokul Chand Temple :- Located only a few kilometer from the terracotta temples of Bishnupur, Gokulchand Temple is the grandest of the few Bengal stone temples.
7. Biharinath Hill :- The tallest hill in this region, Biharinath hill is situated 57 km away from Bankura town. This hill was an ancient center of Jainism and the place is known for its beautiful surroundings.
8. Hadal Narayanpur :- Located on the banks of the Bodai River, the twin-villages of Hadal-Narayanpur is famous for the Mandal family terracotta temples that comprise of Barataraf, Mejotaraf and the Chhototaraf temples.
9. The Jorbangla Temple :- The Jorbangla temple was built in 1655 AD by King Raghunath Singha Dev II. The roof and walls of the temple represent the classical Chala style. Some of the finest works of terracotta are found on the walls of this temple.
10. Garh Darwaja :- Garh Darwaja is a terracotta gateway situated in Bankura near Bishnupur, a destination famous for its terracotta masonry. Built during the rule of the Malla Kings, this gateway is also known as the Chota Patthar Darwaja or Small Gateway of Bishnupur.