The name of ‘Garhpanchkot’ emerged from ‘garh’, which means the fort of the king of Kashipur who built a temple and a garh on the Panchkot hill in West Bengal,India. The Panchet hill is dotted with tropical trees and looks lush green in monsoon and below this hill flows the Damodar River. There are scattered ruins of many terakotta style temples around Garhpanchkot. The region had a rich culture and spiritual past.
The tropical weather makes summer and winter feel distinctly in this region. Avoid the summer season specially April, May, and June as it can make you sweat even under a shade. Monsoon and winter seasons are best times to go as all the flora and fauna becomes life and the lush green vegetation carpet the Panchet hill with magnificent beauty.
I know now you have super curious to know how to reach this place. So here goes a one day itinerary for you from my visit experience.
Trip Starting Point: Howrah Railway Station,West Bengal
Mode of Travel: Train
Month of Travel: mid-August
Best Time to Go: August - February
Total Distance (round trip): 245 km
Travel Time (round trip): 5 hr
Trip Duration: 2 Days/1 night
Cost Price: Rs.3000/person
WHAT CAN YOU DO HERE
- See the ruined fort near Panchet Hills
- Take a walk around Panchet Hills
- Visit Ayodha Hills
- Visit Panchet Dam
- Visit Mython Dam
- Visit Jaychandi Pahar