Baranti: A new weekend tourist destination in Purulia, West Bengal Baranti in the Purulia district of West Bengal is fast gaining popularity as a weekend tourist destination. The prime reason is that it is less than 250 kilometres away from Kolkata, the capital city of West Bengal. Asansol, another prominent town of West Bengal, also lies in close vicinity. The Baranti Dam, alias the Ramchandrapur Irrigation Project, surrounded by several small hills and dense forests of Sal and Palash trees, offer a serene, picturesque and tranquil weekend tourist spot near Kolkata. In this article, I am going to discuss where to stay in Baranti. Hotels and resorts were unheard of even a few decades ago in these parts of the country, but nowadays there are lots of lodging options. We will discuss them one by one. And do not forget to go through our Baranti Travel Guide to find out how to reach Baranti from Kolkata, what to carry, which is the best time to visit that place and other necessary information. Keep reading!
Best hotels and resorts in Baranti, Purulia Of late, a number of hotels and resorts have flourished in Baranti. However, as this offbeat tourist destination near Kolkata is situated in a remote area, most hotels in Baranti offer very basic accommodation and amenities. Some of the good places to stay in Baranti are:
Lake Hill Resort, Baranti This one is the closest to the dam. If you are coming from Muradi, this is the first hotel you will come across. You can see the lake and reflections of the setting sun in its water right from the balcony of your room. Like all other accommodation options at Baranti, the rooms are very basic. Non-AC double-bedded rooms on the ground floor will cost you around 950 rupees per night, while similar rooms on the first floor will be charged 1100 rupees per night. If you are travelling in a big team, you can also look for the cheaper dormitory option. There is a non-AC six-bedded room on the ground floor which costs 1500 rupees per night.
Phone Number: +91 95649 25872, +91 94322 96178
Palash Bari Ecological Resort This one is a famous and iconic resort of Baranti. I have personally stayed here for 2 nights and quite liked it. The Palashbari resort at Baranti is situated over a vast area of 7 bighas. The property has nearly 1600 Palash trees (Butea Monosperma) in its compound, hence the name ('bari' means house in Bengali, so literally the name of the resort means 'House of Palash'). So it is kind of a mini forest itself. In the month of March, when the Palash flowers bloom all around, the entire resort becomes red which is surely a great sight to behold. If you want to see the Palash flowers in full bloom, I would recommend this resort. However please note that you cannot have a view of the dam. The dam is located at about 5 to 7 minutes walking distance from this property. It has basic rooms fitted with vitrified tiles with attached toilets. There are 10 rooms in the Palashbari Ecological Resort, Baranti. These rooms are fitted with geysers and water purifiers. The rent is 1000 rupees per night. Check-in time is 11 am and check out time is 9 am. Their registered office is at Baguiati, Kolkata, near the Baguiati Big Bazaar Bus Stop.
Contact number: +91 90516 16012, +91 98315 07644
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Akashmoni Resort This is also a very popular resort at Baranti. Similar to Palash Bari, this resort also offers basic cottages. However, a basic rustic accommodation does not appear to be misfit amidst the virgin nature of Baranti. This resort is also very close to the lake so if you prefer staying near the lake you may opt for this hotel near the Baranti dam. The resort is surrounded by Sal and Segun trees. There are three semi-deluxe cottages in this resort and the tariff is 1300 rupees per room per night. Also, there are two deluxe cottages and the tariff is 1500 rupees per room per day. All the cottages are fitted with a double bed and an attached washroom. The deluxe cottages also have geysers.
Phone: +91 - 8017215958 (9:00 AM to 9:PM)
Ankhaibari Family Village Resort Considering the merits of the Ankhaibari resort at Baranti, location is, of course, a plus point. This resort is located at a prime location surrounded by tranquil mother nature. They have an in-house restaurant where Indian and Chinese foods are available. There are air-conditioned dam facing rooms. If you are looking for AC Hotel in Baranti, the Ankhaibari resort is a great option. All rooms have attached bathrooms with geyser facilities. Fooding and lodging come as a package. Only rooms are provided, but only in special cases. The food includes Breakfast, Lunch, Evening snacks, Dinner, and Tea and Coffee at times.
The room package tariff of Ankhaibari Resort, Baranti, is as given below.
1. Two Heads with lodging & food - Rs. 2825/-
2. Two Heads + one child (below 8 years) with lodging & food - Rs. 3225/-
3. Three Heads with lodging & food - Rs. 3525/-
They also provide accommodation in tents. The package tariff is as given below:
1. Tent Package for 2 Heads Rs. - 1950/- One Day One Night fooding & lodging
2. Tent Package for 3 Heads Rs. - 2625/- One Day One Night fooding & lodging
The check-in time for Rooms is 10.15 a.m. and Check-Out Time is 9.30 a.m. For tents, the check-in time is 9 am and check out time is 8 am.
Mobile: +91-9433304643, +91-9609811544, +91-9800420013
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