With an abundance of untainted greenery and unpolluted fresh air, it is no wonder that the little town of Balurghat, in West Bengal, sees droves of tourists pouring in throughout the year. Located near the border with Bangladesh, in the Dakshin or South Dinajpur district, Balurghat offers picture-perfect views and spectacular nature to its visitors
The hilly backdrop and the river flowing through the region only add to its charm and appeal.Additionally, Balurghat has a number of tourist attractions that will further enrich your experience. Instead of going to crowded and popular spots for your next visit, make a trip to Balurghat — you won’t be disappointed.Apart from the scenic spots that are popular for picnics within Balurghat, the region in and around has a number of interesting sites that are worth a visit. Bargarh is just such site. Located about 45 km from the center of the town, there were a number of excavations in the area that led to discoveries of various archeological ruins, particularly from the Gupta dynasty, dating back several centuries.The Bolla Kali Temple is another spot that sees an influx of tourists through the year. Dedicated to Goddess Kali, the religious rituals that are held in her honor are worth witnessing. The region also hosts an annual fair; so if possible, plan your trip around it.History buffs should make it a point to visit the Balurghat College Museum, which showcases a collection of coins, artifacts and stone inscriptions, dating as far back as the early medieval period.While local state-transport buses and shared jeeps are available in and around Balurghat, it makes more sense to hire a private taxi or car to move around comfortably.Being a small town, most things in Balurghat shut early, so it is better to stay indoors after dark
Balurghat is not well connected to other major cities of the country via regular flights. The nearest airport is in Jessore at a distance of 59kms.
Airports: Saidpur Airport
There is no regular trains to Balurghat from other major cities of the country. The nearest Railway station is at Katihar which is located at a distance of 126kms.
Railway Station(s): Katihar Jn