Kolkata to Purulia Distance

Kolkata To Purulia

(Purulia To Kolkata)

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Total distance 250 km
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Indranil Sen
  • Indranil Sen
  • Flashpacker
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 6 photos
  • 2 Reviews
Indranil Sen
7/7
Posted 1 month ago Mar 24, 2015
Mode of Transport:Car
We three, me on the driving wheel, my friend as my side companion and my beloved as our pillion rider started the journey one hr late due to heavy rain in the morning of 4th March'15. Instead of 5:30 am, we started off at 6:30 am. What a drive in my new Nano Golden Twist over 2nd Hoogly bridge and beyond. The rain fizzled out near Deulti.

Breakfast time : Luchi, Ghugni, Egg chop, Green Chilli chop, 2 hot Rosogollas and one big tea without sugar! Drove into Jhargram Rajbari and my beloved's first visit. Filled up to the brim my 15 lit Petrol tank of twist.

Next tea break, Sildah, the dreaded place where the Police Camp was blown up by the Maoists. A part of the road towards Jamshedpur was not so good. We waved past CRPF on duty and reached Belpahari.

Time for late lunch: Bun, tea and gawja.

Enquired a bit on motor ability to Kokrajhar and Amlasol. Soon reached Kokrajhar and then to Amlasol where adivasis die of starvation. Seen CRPF positioned at each corner. But peace all around. The path to Amlasol is red soil and stones up the hillocks. There the end of path. The cute Nano twisted easily and we bade good bye to the silence, bird's whistles and the murmur sound of dry leaves with serenity in our mind .

It was then 5 pm when we, reached Bandwan from where you can move into Jharkhand or move to Bhalo Pahar about 10 km ahead. We reached Bhalo Pahar at 5:30 pm. No room to stay. Offered accommodation in school Bari in 1st floor with one toilet having a commode but with no bulb.

From 7 pm the Palash Mela begins. The joy of findings new friends is un-describable. The first hurdle: no blanket carried or available! Bed on the floor. Some North window panes of the class room broken.

2nd morning was as pleasant as the morning dew amidst farm land and forest of Bhalo Pahar. Enjoyed Baul group's practice and Kallol Ghoshal and Somen Bagchi's dual practice in the Goal thatched hut. Simple lunch, clock struck 4 pm. Let's drive to Duarshini suggested by Samir-da..Aah..the Forest Bungalow is burnt out but what a view.

Sun-set begins, we drove back and enjoyed the 2nd night of Palash Mela in chilled condition. At 11 pm we by the help of Kamal-da , the prime person of Bhalo Pahar put up ourselves in a 5 bedded room with attached horrible bathroom with squat pan. Next day morning we crossed the border of Purulia and entered into Jharkhand. It was Palash all around. We again filled up the petrol tank at 8/- less than W.B.

Breakfast at Bandhwan, Dahi-Chura and Labanga Lotika. Back to Bhalo Pahar in the late morning after a thorough bath. We decided to set off to Jhilmil Forest Bungalow instead of spending the 3rd night of Palash Mela at Bhalo Pahar. At 2:30 pm we bade good bye to all coloured inmates of Bhalo Pahar with clogs of sorrow in our throat.

No room at Jhilmil as it's a Holi Day! Let's drive on and we soon entered Bankura District and headed towards Mukutmonipur. On the way, why not drive into another forbidden jungle and hillocks of sutan. Road is lovely dark green. Then another little daring drive through the kuccha road of small villages for more than an hour to the lovely state highway to Mukutmonipur. It was 6 pm and then of 7th March'15. No room there too. At 7 pm we were asking ourselves whether to go back to Bhalo Pahar within another 2 and 1/2 hr or drive along over 300 km back to Kolkata. We decided to drive towards Durgapur via Bankura. What a road ! You are never bothered of any potholes in the Dark High way. At 1:30 am of 8th March'15, my beloved and I reached home after dropping my friends Aloke Ghosh at his residence . The journey on 7th has been video captured. Hence is unable to upload most. Self drove over 21 hr. My friend drove for 2 hr. Covered a distance of 1,300 km in 4 days and 1 night.

Tip of Advice : Carry plenty of drinking water, seasonal fruits and some woollens and blankets.
Car Type:
  • Hatchback
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Accomodation
  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
Route Taken:NH 6 and WB SH 5
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Suman Pratihar
  • Suman Pratihar
  • Highlander
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 27 photos
  • 7 Reviews
Suman Pratihar
6/7
Posted Nov 17, 2014 Nov 17, 2014
Mode of Transport:Train
It was a good journey and the train timing is good. We reached by 11.50 am at the scheduled time. Then we took a TATA Sumo car for Ajodhya hills top. It took 1 hr. The road was very beautiful and nice. The road was very narrow though development work is going on rapidly.
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Train name (Train no): Rupasibangla Ex (12883)
Tickets booked:
  • 7 days prior
This train has:
  • On-time
Boarding Station: Midnapore
 5.50/7
This station has
  • Accomodation
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Last Station: Purulia Junction
 5.50/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Accomodation
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Trip Includes:  | Ayodhya Hill
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Kolkata to Purulia By Train (220 Km)

Kolkata ––› Howrah
By Taxi 6 Km
Howrah ––› Purulia
By Train 215 Km
Kolkata to Howrah by cab (6 Km)
Vehicle Rs/Km Estimate (Rs)
Chevrolet Tavera A/C 15 90
Ford Endeavor 35 210
Ford Fiesta A/C 18 108
Ford Ikon A/C 18 108
Honda Accord 60 360
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Howrah to Purulia by Train (215 Km)
Train No. Train Name Origin Dep. Arr. Days Of Run
Kol... Pur... M T W T F S S
18617 Hwh Rnc Int Exp Kolkata Howrah Junction 15:05 20:33 N N N Y Y Y N
12152 Samarsata Exp Kolkata Howrah Junction 21:15 02:38 N N N N Y Y N
12827 Hwh Prr Exp Kolkata Howrah Junction 16:50 22:20 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
12865 Lalmati Express Kolkata Howrah Junction 08:30 14:15 N Y N N N Y N
58011 Hwh Ckp Pas Kolkata Howrah Junction 23:05 06:20 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
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Kolkata to Purulia By Car/Taxi (220 Km)

Vehicle Approx. Fare/Km (Rs) Approx. Cost (Rs)
Tata Indica A/C 10 2200
Hyundai Santro A/C 12 2640
Toyota Qualis A/C 12 2640
Mahindra Xylo A/C 13 2860
Chevrolet Tavera A/C 14 3080
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  • Taxi
    • Total distance:220 km
    • Price:from Rs. 9 per km
  • Bus
    • Total distance:220 km
  • Flights
    • Total distance:220 km
    • Nearest Airport:Kolkata
  • Trains
    • Best trains to take:Hwh Ckp Pas (58011), Hwh Prr Exp (12827)
    • Last station:Purulia
    • Total distance:220 km
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