Susunia Hills, Bankura

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Susunia (Bengali: শুশুনিয়া) is a hill of southern West Bengal, India. It is known for its holy spring, its natural beauty, its rich flora and the rock faces on which many of the famous mountaineers of this region started their journey. It is one of the rich reserves of medicinal plants. Susunia is situated at the north-western part of Bankura District.

Susunia Hill is a known archeological and fossil site. Fossil remains of lion, giraffe, hyaena and many other animal species have been discovered from areas around. The so claimed 'oldest' rock inscription of West Bengal is located here. There is an ancient carved monolith (Narasingha stone) standing at the point where the spring water is coming out of another stone gargoyle or curved projected spout. It is a good location for camping and rock-climbing. Susunia village itself is home to honoured master craftsmen of exquisite stone-carving. Susunia is an important archaeological site in Bankura district yielding stone age tools. It is believed that there earlier was a fort built by King Chandravarman. Some 4th century inscriptions are there, referring to a place called Pushkarana, once the capital of Chandravarman. Modern-day Pakhanna is considered to be ancient Pushkarana.
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  • Susunia (Bengali: শুশুনিয়া) is a hill of southern West Bengal, India. It is known for its holy spring, flora and the rock faces on which many mountaineers of the region started their journey.[citatio...  more »
  • Though it is quite neglected tourist spot with least facilities for tourist but the quiet, calm ambiance can be enjoyed in any small trip who loves nature.  more »
  • Susnia is a hill (1,200 ft). It is a place of archaeological interest and a rock climbing centre. One can travel to Susunia from Bakura enjoy trakking and back. A small crafts bazar is also there.  more »
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  • Its a beautyful place. Need 1 hour to climb top of the hill. There is a water flow. You can drink the water directly and its very good for health. There is a garden also. A fair held during the winter season. The way is full of stones to climb top of the hill.
  • Nice place... One can test his /her stamina by climbing the rocky hills of susunia. It's a plastic free zone as declared by the government and a conserved place under forest department but one will get to see plastic packs bottles littering the beautiful place. We should keep it clean and it's our duty.
  • Susunia Hill is a beautiful place to visit. You have to trek at least one hour to rich the top. Do not bring any children with you as it is extremely difficult to carry anything with you while trekking.
  • Not far from Bankura town. Great place to spend some quality time with your family. Visit this place during off season as during new year time the place becomes overcrowded with picnic parties. Overall peaceful and picturesque landscape. Enjoy a pollution free weather here especially if you are from Kolkata.
  • Wonderful place. Charming village atmosphere. Locals are very cooperative. Accomodation in this place not up to the mark. There is a youth hostel under youth department of government of West Bengal.

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