Ajodhya Hills – Bird Watching, Trekking, Landscape Photography, Wildlife & Learn Rock Climbing
Ajodhya Hills is a picturesque hill station at an average altitude of 748 feet or 228 meters. It is situated in Purulia district, West Bengal – Jharkhand state border in India. Its an ideal weekend getaway destination, on a small hill top. Bamni Falls is a beautiful falls on River Bamni, at Ajodhya Hills.
Ajodhya hills is part of the Dalma Hills and an extended part of Eastern Ghats. Gorgaburu alias Gorshabru is the highest peak in Ajodhya range of mountains.
Turga Dam, a Lake and a hydroelectric project are situated here. The hydroelectric project, Purulia Pumped Storage Project, is situated at Ajodhya Hills. It has a total installed capacity of 900 Mega Watts (4 X 225 Mega Watts). Damodar, Kangsabati, Kumari and Subernarekha rivers flows through Purulia district.
Ajodhya hill tour for the adventurous includes Trekking to the hills along the stream side and deep forests. Its ideal place to learn rock climbing. Bird watching is a major activity here. You can also enjoy the wildlife here. Its a paradise for nature lovers and photographers. Strikingly scenic, this picturesque hills are known for its landscape photography.
It is believed that Lord Rama and Goddesses Sita stayed at Ayodhya Hills, while in exile.
How Do I Go to Ajodhya Hills?
Bagmundi. is the nearest town to the hill station at around 12.5 kilometers distance. It takes more than two hours to drive this distance, through the serpentine hilly roads. Purulia town is at around 40 kilometers from Ajodhya Hills Bus Stand. It takes more than 7 hours to cover this distance. Jamshedpur is at around 76kilometers distance and takes around 16 hours of drive.
Purulia Junction railway station with station code PRR, under South Eastern Railway zone is the nearest railway station. Currently, Iis a three way junction. Once the Bankura / Durgapur direct line constriction is over, this station will become a four way junction.
Bokaro Airport, Sonari Airport at Jamshedpur and Dhanbad Airport are the nearest airports at 64 kilometers, 80 kilometers and 100 kilometers distance respectively, from Ajodhya hill station.
Is Accommodation Available at Ajodhya Hills?
Forest rest house offers staying facilities at Ajodhya hill station. Baghmundi hotels are budget friendly hotels, as they are situated in the small town, Baghmundi. Baghmundi hotels are at around 12.5 kilometers distance.
September to March is the ideal season for tourists to Ajodhya hill station.