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.