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On the border of Purulia and Jharkhand, Murguma is situated as a well-defined tribal village. The village is enriched by a beautiful calm lake at its centre, a dam, surrounding forest and smiling faces of native dwellers. Beauty of Murguma is enhanced in late march by the blooming red Palash whereas the chilly winter drops its temperature down to 3 degree Celsius. In the happy monsoon the whole village is turned into lush and the dark clouds roll over the hills and forests to find their way across the sky. If you want to lose yourself in the lap of nature then you must pay a visit in Murguma Lake.

Besides the beautiful lake, dam and picturesque tribal village; Murguma has many more gifts in its basket:

  • Murguma forest,
  • Kenkechi hills,
  • Giriguri waterfalls, and
  • Ukumburra hills.

All the destinations are easily accessible by local public transport or private cars.

  • To avoid a last minute rush, I booked an advance ticket of Rupashibangla express which runs daily from Kolkata to Purulia. On the pre-planned date I reached Santragachi station on time and boarded to my train that transported me to Purulia station at around 12:30 pm. At Purulia station, I took a shared car which covered the 45km distance between Purulia and Murguma in just 1hr 20 minutes. Murguma could be reached from Muri station and Jhalda station too. You can board on a train towards Jharkhand’s Muri station from Howrah junction (Kolkata). Murguma is just 35 km away from Muri station. If you are travelling by your own or hired private car then you have to follow Ranchi road to reach Murguma via Begunkodor.

A newly developed resort is the only accommodation available in Murguma. The resort is compacted with four cottages and two tents. All the rooms and tents are well equipped with necessary modern facilities. I opted for spending a thrilling night in one of the tents. You can give the resort authority a ring in advance to confirm your choice of lodging. A separating dining area and open relaxing place also come within the resort’s periphery.

Itineraries

Day 1

Putting my first step in Murguma

On my arrival, I was cordially greeted by the resort staffs and I quickly settled in my well decorated comfortable tent. Enjoying a home-style Indian thali at my tent, I took some rest to get rid of my fatigue. In the afternoon I was refreshed with a cup of complimentary tea, served by the resort authority. Then I went out to explore the place. Firstly, I walked around the resort to feel its silence and serenity. Then I moved towards the nearby village along with a local guide. An evening walk through this beautifully maintained tribal village of Murguma was sufficient enough to bring a smile on my face. Well-designed mud houses, loads or greenery, friendly native villagers and fun-filled faces of the tribal children gifted me a beautiful night at Murguma. The resort authority arranged local tribal dance and campfires to entertain the guests so I quickly returned to the resort to enjoy the event. The chilly environment, the smoke of campfires and wild beats of authentic tribal dance arose my adrenaline and compelled me to match the steps with such trained dancers.

Day 2

A tour around Murguma

Chirping birds woke me up from a sound sleep at early morning and I was fortunate enough to witness a breathtaking view of sunrise from the Murguma Lake. Then I opted for a morning jog through the lake side area of Murguma to inhale the fresh oxygen. After coming back to resort, I quickly finished the breakfast at the resort premises and got ready to visit the nearby places. I took a stroll through the dense forest of Murguma where I came across numerous variety of birds, butterflies and plants. Then I took a cycle rickshaw from the adjacent village to roam around Murguma. The rickshaw driver took me to nearby Kenkechi hills where I enjoyed a light trek. Then I reached at Giriguri waterfalls where my ears were soothed by the rhythmic music of the water and my eyes were astonished by the scenic beauty of this hilly region. Next destination was Ukumburra hills from where I witnessed the merger of sky with horizon. Finally the rickshaw driver took me back to resort through the dam side road of Murguma. My rickshaw ride was accompanied by cool breeze and majestic beauty of Murguma Lake. Having a delicious lunch at the resort, I packed my bag and headed towards Purulia station by a pre-booked shared car. From Purulia I boarded on my scheduled train to reach at Kolkata. Although I bid goodbye to Murguma with a heavy heart but the enormous tranquility of Murguma Lake surely secured a place in my heart.

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