Joychandi Pahar, Purulia

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Joychandi Pahar is a hill which is a popular tourist attraction in the Indian state of West Bengal in Purulia district. It is two kilometres from the subdivisional town of Raghunathpur, Purulia district. The Mountain is situated 2 kilometers south from Purulia – Barakar road via Nanduara village and 1 kilometer west from Raghunathpur-Adra Road via a growing township known as Annapurna pally. Joychandi mountain is a popular tourist centre and major attraction for rock climbing.Joychandi Pahar railway station is on the Asansol – Adra section of South Eastern Railway, in the state capital of Kolkata. The other rock climbing centre nearby is at Susunia Pahar.GeographyJoychandi Pahar, Raghunathpur is located at. It has an average elevation of 155m. The area forms the lowest step of the Chota Nagpur Plateau. The general scenario is undulating land with scattered hills.FictionThe Bengali film directed by Satyajit Ray, Hirak Rajar Deshe was mostly shot in this mountain area.
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  • Joychandi Pahar is an excellent place to visit in a day trip from Asansol. Approx 500 steps to reach the hill top where the temple is located. The 360 degree view from there is fabulous. For elderly p...  more »
  • Nice tourist spot with little hills to climb. Anout 400 steps of stairs lead to the temple atop the hill. But we chose a wrong time.. 24th December and Sunday.. it was heavily crowded. Otherwise it wa...  more »
  • The temple is not so famous, but the view infront from the hotel is very good. Also there is a part near this temple, which is very attractive for children.  more »
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  • Beautiful & scenic background. Ideal to visit during winter & monsoons. The sunrise and sunset looks picturesque. There is a little temple on top of one of the hillocks. Good views.
  • It was fabulous experience. I went there twice once in 2013 and then at 2017. I saw great sunrise there sitting on yoga position. It was so refreshing I can not explain with words. And when you will see train are going below with soft whistle and you are on the top of the mountain you are going to feel heaven. Both time I went there it made me feel enriched with memories.
  • Nice place to visit . It is a very good picnic spot and there is a temple on the top of it. it lacks essential facilities like toilet rest room etc but govt. is making these facilitates available and the work is in the progress. The area is very remote.no public transport available nearby. Avoide summer days if you are planning to visit here.
  • This place is great . It's like 500 stairs to climb up this Hill . It is not that high. But the view is magnificent. There is also a temple at the top. The best time to visit this place is during the Christmas 20-31 December . Every year there is a fair set by the tribals . Give it a try :).
  • Beautiful place...if you can ignore the amount of plastic waste all along the stairs that go up to the top!!! The view from top is mesmerising!!!
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