Muruguma, South Bengal – The Kenkechi Hill, Muruguma Lake & the forest are worth visiting


A tribal village, Muruguma is located on the boundary of Purulia and Jharkhand. This place is easily accessible by car from both Purulia and Jharkhand stations. The Kenkechi Hill, Muruguma Lake and the forest are worth visiting from here. What makes the trip unique is the traditional dance performance of the tribal villagers that will intoxicate your senses. The place is an ideal destination for relaxation.

Places to see at Muruguma: Make a visit to the village and experience the tribal villagers’ way of living.

Nearby attractions from Muruguma: The nearby attraction of this tribal village is Kenkechi Hill. You need to cross a small mound and then walk along a village road to reach the hill. On your left side, you will find a beautiful lake known as Muruguma Lake. You will find that the road leading to the lake diverts at a distance of around 2 km from the lake and leads to a forest. In this forest, a tent resort is situated.

Things to do at Muruguma: You can explore the nearby forest and catch a glimpse of the resident foxes. You can while away your time in the tents by chatting with people. You can also enjoy the camp-fire in the resort premises and the traditional dance performed by the tribal villagers for entertaining the tourists.

Best time to visit Muruguma: The winter season is ideal for those who want to enjoy chilly nights. When you visit this place during the winter season, make sure you bring sufficient warm clothes as the temperature after sunset hovers around 5 to 6 degree Celsius and at night, it drops down to 3 degree Celsius.

How to go ?

The Rupasi Bangla train is available early morning that traverses between Kolkata and Purulia. The train reaches Purulia around 12.30 p.m. From Purulia Station, you can hire a car and reach Muruguma. You need to avail the Ranchi road and travel to Muruguma, via Begunkodar. The distance is around 45 kilometers and it takes about 1 hour 20 minutes. Alternatively, you can also travel to Muruguma by availing a train from Kolkata’s Howrah Station to Jharkhand’s Muri Station. From Muri Station, Muruguma is situated at a distance of 35 kilometers.


Where to stay ?

The tent resort is the only lodging facility available in Muruguma. It offers some modern facilities such as attached bathrooms and battery operated lamps. By means of tents, the resort houses a separate dining place offering dining facilities and a relaxing place where tourists can chat.

Aaranyak Murguma Tent Resort
Ph: +91 98308 85455, 98306 44510

Note : Phone numbers given above are according to the information available with us. If you find any contact number/s given above is/are incorrect or not in use, please let us know.


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