Purulia, known across the world for its vibrant “chau” dance, is an important town of West Bengal. Located on the scenic terrains of the Kasai River, it rests at an elevation of 228 m above sea level and is distinguished by the presence of diverse kinds of landscapes like plateaus, plains, hills and hundreds of other scenic spots. Purulia s criss crossed by the waters of many rivers and their tributaries: Damodar, Kangsabati, Subernarekha and Kumari.
While in Purulia, you must remember to visit its famous deer park. Set in the serene environs of the Kangsabati dam, this is one of the most popular picnic spots in the region –among locals and tourists alike. People from all walks of life come to visit its glistening waterfalls and spend some moments of leisure in the lap of nature. Another place worth visiting is the Pakhi pahar (bird hill), which is indeed a charming site for bird watchers and nature lovers alike. You can also enjoy some great moments of angling and boating at the Saheb bandh pond.
The other places worth a look in Purulia are an educational park called the District Science Centre and "Jangalmahal”—located in the southern precincts of the town. You can also savor some interest moments of fishing and boating at Subhas Parkhead or head towards its big reservoirs and reserves habited by deer, tigers and elephants. The perfect period to visit the bounties of Purulia is in the months of September, October and November—when the region and its populace is steeped in fun, fervor and festivity.