Biharinath Hill resides at a distance of 57 km from Bankura district and 24 km from Raniganj. It is considered that the hill is a witness of old Jain culture.
Let’s plan your weekend in a hilly area where peace finds its home. Wake up with chirping birds, adore the soft breeze, sense the serenity and go for a Nature walk. The tallest hill of Bankura District, Biharinath 1449 feet welcomes you with its mesmerizing beauty and religious vibes. The highest hill of Bankura district and the second-highest hill of the sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Biharinath hill is 1480 ft high. This hill is also one of the thickest forest zones of the district with lush nature and divinity surrounding the place. Biharinath is a place to be for the people who want to take a break from their daily monotonous life and want to simply rejuvenate their soul and mind. A part of the stunning Rarh countryside, this hamlet is a popular tourist attraction with a peaceful ambiance. However, Tiluriand Saltora are moderately more populous places in this area. Here, you’ll also be able to visit Biharinath Temple which is considered the most popular Shiva temple in Bengal’s western part and sometimes beyond West Bengal. You can see millions of spiritual people gathering here throughout the year.
Come and explore the joy of getting lost in solitude, feel the love of unspoiled nature, satisfy your soul offering a marvelous outing in the lap of purity.
A rich casing of lively green, flowing river Damodar and unspoiled Nature are embracing the hill so affectionately that you will definitely fall in love with the trio of ‘Jal-Jungle-Pahar’. The hill changes its color with the seasons. During the season of Monsoon, it becomes green from all sides. Wet leaves, rain-drops on branches and soft sunshine make an ambience that loves the dominating hue of green. In Spring, you will see blooming ‘Palash’ accompanying by ‘Shimul’ everywhere. It seems like you are breathing under a canopy of orange leaves. Impressive tribal cultural and village-stories add an extra charm to this place. Biharinath Hill is blessed with a rich collection of fauna and flora as well. Not only flowers, colorful birds and dancing butterflies are waiting here to walk hand in hand only with you. You may get a glimpse of wildlife in the hill. Biharinath is an attractive place for trekkers for its figure. You can start your journey as a rock climber from here.
May you be a silent Nature lover or dedicated worshipper, this place holds all for you. You will find a small temple of Lord Shiva in the foothills. According to the worshippers, the ‘Shivalinga’, renowned as ‘Biharinath’ is very much alive. The hill is named upon the God’s actually. Eye soothing scenic beauty, whispering streams, deep sound of the temple bell will definitely create a peaceful space for you. Pilgrims come here from far and near during ‘Mahashivrati’ festival. This place becomes a serene pilgrimage during the month of ‘Shraban’ and ‘Navaratri’.
Forest and wildlife
This is the Araku valley of West Bengal, according to us the forgotten isolated tourist destination waiting for you to explore. Recently Spurfowl is found from this dense forests. There is a narrow trail through the Hills. We recommend to follow the trail in the main Biharinath hill and freely roam through the surrounding small hills. Here Common Babbler is seriously common. There are various rare Butterfly life Nawab, Rajah etc and predator life wolf, Hayena etc. Don’t visit in peak summer. This is perfect two day one night stand for a nature enthusiast. We recommend to visit in winter or in post-monsoon.
Oh, almost forgot to tell, search for painted grasshoppers, there are many beside the main pond.
Nearby railway station
Bishnupur Rail Station >> 5 KM Away
Bankura Rail Station >> 35 KM Away
Durgapur Junction >> 80 KM Away
Nearby Hotels & Resort
There are private hotels in Susunia, resorts and state-run bungalows available for tourists. These places of stay also offer decent dining facilities. The accommodation at Susunia Hill is equipped with facilities like bar, dining hall, dormitory, banquet hall, lawn, gardens, Power supply, car parking and other standard facilities.