Garpanchkot

Garpachkot is newly discovered weekend destination. Situated at the foothill of Panchakot (panchet hill),in the north east corner of the Purulia District, close to the boundary with district Burdwan and Jharkhand.
WBFDC has built a beautifully maintained nature resort , excellent for relaxing your mind for few days. This is place with ideal mix of Nature , Hills , Forest and backed with rich history.

How to reach :

A Journey of 25 km by road from Adra and 15 km from Barakar via Chirkunda and 34 km. from Asansol via Deshergarh and 65 km from Purulia. 1 Km. from Puapurmore Nearest Railway station - Barakar (E Rly.) Adra (SE Rly.) You can take Black Diamond from Howrah at early morning and reach Barakar within 4 hour 15 mins. Then arrange one auto or car from the station to the resort. Autos would cost you around Rs 125 to Rs 150. In your way you will get to see the panchet dam. It’s a 3 KM drive from the resort.

What to do :

After reaching you have to plan out the day depending upon your number of days. If you love adventure, you can have a trek to the top of the hill through the jungle. The view from the hill top is beautiful. Next day you can hire a car for a tour around. This includes the fort built by Panchakot dynasty around 500 years ago. Surrounded by hills , you will definitely love this place. Next a you can go the Shiva temple and back to the resort. You can plan a trip to joy chandi hills also in the next day or take trip to panchet dam.

The Resort :

This is a nature resort by WBFDC. Resort is beautifully situated on the foothills of panchet. The food is good and the dining hall is lovely. You can book the resort from the WBFDC office near Wellington square.

For more info you can visit the official website of WBFDC.

17 comments:

  1. Recently been there. Lovely drive. Best to take your own car. Roads have improved tremendously, though there are a few bad and rough patches, but nothing to damage your oil sump! Strangely enough, I kept on bumping my car's (Tata Indica Xeta) bottom on the new roads rather than on the old eroded horrors! Reason: each new road proudly sports numerous traffic humps that rise vertically from the road. As there are hardly any heavy vehicles to flatten them out, you are left with screeching noises and palpitating hearts while driving down the new swanky and beautiful road from the WBFDC bungalow to Gobagh on the way to see tne amazing Gar Panchokot ruins.

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  2. recently we visit that place. its a nice place for weekend trip. rooms are very good, fooding are very good in a reasonable price. just take a deep breath & you will forget all your hangout. please book FRH from kolkata or authorised travel agents. If any one travel by train then Barakar is the nearest station, from their get a car or auto it will take 200/250. you may visit mython dam, panchet dam, kalyaneswari temple, or the fort built by Panchakot dynasty surrounded by hills & the Shiva temple. It will take a full day.

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  3. any references of reliable accomodation booking agents in Kolkata? Not much luck online..

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  6. Is there any other(Private lodge)hotel except WBFDC? Because all the room of WBFDC are booked. Need your help guys. Can anybody provide me any contacts of hotels or cottage or lodge?

    Waiting for your reply...

    arindam.mojumder@gmail.com

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  7. Can we do camp fire in garpanchokot WBFDC resort?

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  8. is there any other hotel other than WBFDC?
    please inform at papri.dutta@technaissance.com

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  9. is there any other hotel other than WBFDC?
    please inform at poonamdeshmukh14@gmail.com

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  10. Which is best time to visit here?

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  11. I am planning to go there on 13th of July 2012

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  12. is there any other hotel xcept WBFDC?please inform at deepchakraborty79@yahoo.in

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  13. is there any other hotel xcept WBFDC?please inform at
    itsss.sourav@gmail.com

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  14. Is the place safe enough?

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  15. Millennium Explorer is one of the best travel agency Kolkata which provides cheap tour and travels in Kolkata. For quick booking give us a call at 9836489939 or mail us at millennium.exp@gmail.com.

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  16. 'The wheels' is an authorized booking agent for WBFDC garpanchkot resort. It's in Gariahat. I have booked through it. The other authorized agent in Kolkata is WBTDC office at Dalhousie/ BBD Bad Bus stand. You can get info about these two booking agents from WBFDC's official website.

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