Take a few days vacation and visit Baranti, the land of red soil
Baranti is the land of red soil. With the change of different seasons, the beauty of Baranti is captured in different colors. This is like a paradise on earth. The rainy season is covered by dense green forests. Somewhere or other in the dense green, somewhere or in the light green hills, the decoration of the rain falling in the stream of rim is very emotional, very imaginative. In the winter, in the sweet sun, in the severe winter, different birds come to visit Baranti. At the end of winter, the forest seems to be on fire in the spring season. However, there is no warmth of fire in this fire.
So when spring comes, I can’t express what my mind wants to say. That is why I speak in the language of poet Kazi Nazrul
On the way to this Rangamati, lo
madal baje baje bamboo flute
and flute baje chest between lo
mind does not feel at work lo
raite nari ghare my
soul is sad lo
Let us know the details about Baranti. Those of us who haven’t been to Baranti can go so easily, those who have visited once can reminisce.
Baranti is the name of a small Santal tribal village. It is located in the Santuri block of Raghunathpur sub-division in Purulia district of West Bengal. The village is surrounded by hills. Next to the village is Muradi Lake. The village is surrounded by Panchkot hills on one side and Biharinath hills on the other.
Baranti is a growing tourist destination in West Bengal. This place has become popular for its mountain and jungle trekking due to its natural beauty. There are irrigation project dams covering an area of 1 km between Muradi and Baranti hills. The Ramchandrapur Irrigation Project is very close to Baranti. Huge view of the reservoir can be seen from Baranti.
The other side of the reservoir is Muradi. Muradi has improved a lot in recent times. Several public and private residences have been built here. It is near the railway station. From here the reservoir can be seen in a better way.
The Baranti hill is surrounded by bamboo, sal, piyal, amalki, behra, chlorophyll, neem etc. Rows and rows of date palms make the village as beautiful as the picture. Besides, Palash forest surrounds the entire Baranti. In the spring, on a full moon night, Baranti is very exciting. In the sweet light of the full moon, the mountains of Baranti, the water bodies and the forest of Ranga Palash get a heavenly beauty. This beauty of nature is very mysterious. The crimson hue of the red palash flower in the moonlight makes the mind intoxicated. Just to enjoy this beauty of nature, which I may not be able to express in my language. Many unknown wild sounds can be heard sitting in the resort. The chirping of innumerable birds welcomes the calm, gentle morning of Baranti. The beautiful view of sunrise and sunset in Baradi Lake is very beautiful.
The life of the people here
The people here are very simple. Most of the people here are very poor. There is a small area under cultivation in the hills. Many people make a living by cutting wood in the forest. Many people make a living by making date molasses from date tree juice. Many are now indirectly or directly dependent on the tourism industry.
What you will see in Baranti
The beauty of a large lake in the background of small green mountains. There is also the mysterious feeling of wild life. In the evening you can hear the sound of deer. In winter you can enjoy the joy of seeing different kinds of birds. The Santal tribal villages here are very beautiful.
- Baranti Hills, Panchkot Hills and Biharinath Hills.
- Sunrise and sunset at the Muradi Reservoir.
- Jungle tour (of course with a guide during the day)
- Nice trip along the embankment along the red dirt road
- Fishing and trekking.
Accommodation and meals
There are many guest houses to stay and eat in Baranti. The management of guest houses is good.
How to get there
Baranti by bus from Kolkata
From Dharmatala or Karunamayi to Asansol by Volvo, CSTC, WBSTC buses. From there by train to Baranti.
Boranti on the train route
Asansol by train. Train from Asansol to Muradi station. You have to drive 6 km away from Muradi.
Baranti can be reached directly by car from Asansol. Distance from Asansol is about 36 km, it will take 1 hour.
Howrah Khargpur line to Bankura by train. From there to Muradi station. From there drive to Baranti.
Boranti by private car
Take the Dunkuni Express from Kolkata to Durgapur by car. From Durgapur via Niamatpur along the old GT road through Asansol. Turn left from Niamatpur and cross the Disergarh Bridge and go straight to Barakar-Purulia Road. Subhash turn from Sharbari turn towards Raghunathpur. A road turns left from the main road, Murady along this road. The road from the Gram Panchayat office at the far end of Muradi village is divided into two parts. One part went to Santuri and one part went to the hill. Going through the bottom of the hill, Baranti Dam will fall in front. Baranti village is crossing the dam and taking the road on the left. Besides, from Durgapur to Raniganj, enter the Mejia Thermal Power Station on the left. Shaltor straight from the thermal power station. Santuri from Shaltore towards Raghunathpur. The beginning of Subhash Road on the right side opposite Santuri Forest Office. Along this road a road enters the village of Talberia on the right from the main road. The road passes through the village through the foothills of the Baranti hills.
With the clear blue sky, the dense green forest, the feeling of the touch of the deep blue water of the water body, I ended the baranti with the impeccable feeling of the sweet path of the falling afternoon.