Ayodhya Hills ("ajodhya pahadh" in Bengali ) located in Purulia district in West Bengal.
This place is basically surrounded by small hills all over. These hills are the easternmost part of the Chhotanagpur Plateau and an extension of the Eastern Ghats. The highest peak of Ayodhya Hills is Chamtaburu (712 mts).
A lake located in the area is named as Sita Kund which has a mythological story!!
It is said that in Ramayana, Ram and Sita came to Ayodhya Hills during their exile. Once when Sita was thirsty, Ram pierced the land with his arrow and a fountain of water came out. And thus the lake is named Sita Kund!!
The nearby populated area at Ayodhya Hills is Bagmundi.
This place is popular among young mountaineers for the basic training for rock climbing. Routes to reach the hills are via Baghmundi, Jhalda and Sirkabad. Also you get two forest rest houses, one at the top of the hills and other at Matha range office.
Places to visit from hill top:
1. Upper dam and lower dam
2. Durga Bera
3. Bamni Falls
4. Turga Dam
5. Khayrabera Dam
6. Machkanda Falls
7. Murguma Dam
10. Pine Forest
11. Mayur Pahar
12. Balarampur Railway Station
It doesn't take more than a day for the complete tour.
It's an excellent picnic spot with family, friends, etc.
People visiting there enjoy the beauty of nature to the fullest... 😍