দেখো বাংলা, বীরভূম ০১ ||
Birbhum is one the vibrant districts of Bengal. Villages with small paths over the red soil, Ajay river making its way through the district with beautiful landscapes. Birbhum which houses 5 Sati Peeths is also known for Tantra Sadhanas. Birthplace of legendary monk Bama Khyapa, Kaviguru Rabindranath Tagore’s Shantiniketan. famous Tarapith shrine, poet Jayadev’s village Kenduli, Dhatrigram and ancient fossil park are the places to visit.
Day 1 :-Starting from Kolkata early morning, having breakfast at Shaktigarh, we will reach Shantiniketan via Panagarh. After having lunch at Goalpara/Kamarpara, we will take a stroll at the Khowai Parer Haat. Situated on the banks of Kopai river, the small market showcasing various local handicrafts and Baul singers singing to theri notes make it more vibrant. You can also take some of the handicrafts
Day 2 :- After having breakfast reach Bolpur. Bolpur is one of the cultural and academic spot of Bengal. Rabindranath Tagore’s Shantiniketan is situated here. Visit the Uttarayan, Bichitra Bhavan, Tagore Museum, Udichi, Rabindra Bhavan, Shyamoli, Udayan and Punascha Complex. The Saptaparni tree Chhatimtala Bedi where Kaviguru used to sit and has created his marvellous creations. Brahmacharyashram, Shantiniketan Bhavan and Kalabhavan which houses the creations of Rabindranath Tagore, Abanindranath Tagore, Nandalal Basu and Ramkinkar Beij. Besides you can also visit Bishwabharati and Sriniketan. Poush Mela during the winters and Dolyatra during spring are the main festivals celebrated here.
Located 3kms from Bolpur , Surul is a small village where the Dom, Bagdi and Bauri communities reside. Situated at the centre of the village is Surul Rajbari, square in shape with a temple in the centre which is 287 years old. After having lunch on the way we will visit Supur, the kingdom of Surat Raja. Surakeshwar Shiv Temple, Dighir Par, ancient Banyan Tree are the places to visit. Turning left on main road , 2.5kms away we will also visit Jor Deul and Rekhdeul.
Then we will visit an off beat location, Halshe Dangaghat. Situated on the banks of Ajay river, it sits right in the lap of nature. Taking a detour from the highway and descending down the dusty red soiled path making way through the paddy fields will lead you to the banks of Ajay. The serpentine flow of Ajay, and the golden sunset over the paddy fields will make the landscape memorable to you forever. Spend some leisure time in between nature at Halshe Dangaghat. While returning enjoy some infamous Kather Jwaler Rasogollas at Bonvilla More. Dinner at homestay.
Day 3 :- After breakfast we will bid adieu to Bolpur and while returning we will travel through the Saal wood forests and visit the newly constructed Wood Fossil Park. Lunch on the way back to Kolkata.