Ayodhya Hill in Purulia district is an extension of the Dalma Hills of Jharkhand. An altitude of 610 m, the hill is ideal for rock clambering & trekking. It is popular because of its scenic beauty. A visit to beautiful waterfalls, deep forests, tribal villages, Gorshabru and Mayur hill are sure to captivate your senses. The presence of a variety of wild animals in the forests makes this place more adventurous.
Attractions & Activities
Gorshabru, the highest peak of the Ayodhya Hills is situated at a magnificent 2850 feet. There are various deep forests and numerous waterfalls located amidst the hill. Several tribal villages are also situated on the hill. A trip to the Mayur hill will provide a spectacular view of the Ayodhya Hills, just like it has been portrayed on a canvas. You can either visit the numerous waterfalls, deep forests, tribal villages or can explore the beauty of the hill by taking a walk around it.
The Forest of Matha Hill, near Ayodhya Hill is about 45 km from Purulia town. Matha, known for its scenic beauty is also good for rock climbing & trekking. Rock climbing courses are conducted here between November To March.
Pakhi Hill (Hill of birds) nearby is famous for birds. The forests are home to Leopard, Pangolin, and Madras Tree Shrew. Elephants migrate seasonally from neighbouring Jharkhand.
How to Reach
Ayodhya Hill is about 260 km from Kolkata, 42 km from Purulia town. Durgapur Expressway connects Purulia to Kolkata. Several trains to Purulia are available from Howrah. Buses are also available from Kolkata.
The West Bengal Comprehensive Area Development Corporation (WBCADC) run guest houses Niharika, Manasi, Malancha, Anamika, Balaka, Bibhabari, Upekhita etc.