Baranti : A Sweet little place in nature's lap

Abhishek Mandal

Category: travel
Date of Publication: Nov 12 , 2013

It's a short trip to a lesser known place called Baranti, in Purulia district. This Tribal Village is close to Assansol (45km). The place very close to nature's lap , is part of Ramchandrapur Irrigation Project in Purulia. The water reservoir constructed by erecting a small dam between Muradi Hill and Baranti Hill. The place is surrounded with Sal, Mahua, Piyal, Palash trees and jungle. There are Wild Boars, Rabbits, Porcupines, Wolves, Foxes and Deer in the forest. Chances are there to meet them in evening or night walk near the lake. Various seasonal birds love to visit the reservoir frequently.

How to reach?

Kolkata - (through Durgapur Express way Dankuni) - Asansol (through Asansol Town old G.T. Road) - Nemat Pur (left side turn) - Desergarh Bridge - Sarbori More (Barakar - Purulia Road) - Subhas More (left turn) - Kotaldih Village-Ramchandra Pur Village - Muradi Village - BARANTI. (263Km)

Nearby Places to see:

  1. Panchet Dam - 27 Km
  2. Garh Panchkot - 20 Km
  3. Maithon - 58 Km
  4. Joychandi Pahar - 25 km, where Satyajit Roy's "Hirak Rajar Deshe" and "Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne" shootings were done.

Here are some of the photographs taken during the trip

Red Water Lilly
Red soiled village
Easy Life
Speechless Perception
The Old Walk
Tribal art at wall
Wall Painting
Wall Painting
Gossip at noon
Holyday noon
Tribal Ladies
Tribal Life
A tribal man
Sign of old time
Chiaroscuro of childhood
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