Weekends

Baranti – Garh Panchkot

Baranti is a beautiful village surrounded by hills and lakes just 265 kms away from Kolkata. The beautiful blue sky, deep green forest and dark blue water of the lake will surely enchant you. The Muradi Lake in Boranti has been created by a mud dam. Boranti is surrounded by the Panchkot Hill at one side and the Biharinath Hill on the other. Apart from the regular visitors like rabbits, wild boars, foxes, porcupines and deer in the nearby forests, Boranti is visited by huge numbers of migratory and resident birds. This place is ideal for those visitors who seek solace and tranquility in a gorgeous location, far away from the chaos of the city.

The Fort for which the name Garh Panchkot has come, refers to the Guard Quarters located at the slope of the Panchkot hill at a height of about 600 meteres from the ground.  The place, Garpanchkot is a part of nearly 1500 year-old history of the Singh Deo dynasty. The only remains of this kingdom are the temple ruins on the southern Panchet foothills. The lush greenery, temple ruins, perennial springs, forests, towering Panchet Hill and the expansive Panchet Lake would make your weekend memorable. You can visit the place any time of the year. However, rainy season makes it lush green.

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