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Baranti is in Purulia district, in the Rarh region of West Bengal.


Sun set at Baranti Lake

It's a small, quiet and scenic place. There is a 1 km long irrigation project dam, between two small hillocks, Muradi Hill and Baranti Hill. Baranti is in the vicinity of Ramchandrapur Irrigation Project. One gets a grand view of the reservoir from Baranti. It's part of the Rarh countryside, and also a picnic spot, where people from nearby areas, such as Asansol, come for a day-long picnic. Reportedly, it's best in winter.

Now another side of the dam/lake is Muradi, an area with a lot of accommodation, including Government accommodation. This side is nearer the rail station, health centre and other facilities, and has also a better view of the lake.

Get in[edit]

By rail[edit]

  • 1 Muradi Railway Station. Baranti is 6 km from Muradi railway station on the Adra-Asansol line. You can hire an auto-rickshaw or a trekker at the railway station.

By car[edit]

Road towards Baranti lake

One can drive down from Kolkata (around 263 km, 5–6 hours): Kolkata to Dankuni, NH 2 to Asansol, leave NH 2 and take the old GT Road through Asansol city, just before entering Asansol to Neamatpur, turn left to Disergarh Bridge across the Damodar River to Sarbori Morh on Barakarar Purulia Road to Subhas Morh, turn left to Kotaldih village then to Ramchandrapur village and Muradi village to Baranti. One can also take Raniganj Punjabi More-Mejia More-Shaltora-Santuri-Baranti/Muradi. This route is 35 km shorter than Asansol route.

Get around[edit]

Cycle rickshaws are available for local movement in Muradi. Some hired transport is also available near Muradi railway station.


  • Hillocks all around Baranti.
  • 1 Ramchandrapur Irrigation Project. Ramchandrapur (Q28174187) on Wikidata Ramchandrapur, Purulia on Wikipedia
  • Temple beside Muradi railway station.


  • 1 Baranti Hillock. You can climb it.
  • 2 Muradi Hillock. You can climb it. This hill is called Gorangi Hill, adjacent to the Muradi reservoir/Baranti Lake.


The nearest urban shopping centre is at Asansol, 23 km by train from Muradi railway station.


Eat at your place of stay. There are no eateries. Baranti Tourist Point (see "Sleep" below) has a good restaurant, which serves fish from Baranti Lake.


It is best to carry your own drinks. The restaurant at Baranti Tourist Point sells soft drinks and packaged drinking water.





  • 6 Ankhaibari Family Village Resort, Near Baranti Reservoir (near Baranti Dam), +91 9811886778, . Check-in: 10:30AM, check-out: 9:30AM. A small Santhal tribal village surrounded by forest, a big lake and a few hills. The hills are crowned with green and dark green during the rainy season, slightly grey during winter and dotted with fiery red during autumn. The fiery red colour comes from the fully blossomed palas tree. A/C deluxe room - ₹3300 (twin sharing with all meals), ₹4500 (triple sharing with all meals), ₹3700 (double sharing with up to 9 years child)..
  • 7 Manbhum Holiday Home, +91 9732117660, +91 8158978363, . Check-out: 8:30AM. Set amidst the natural environs of rural Bengal, this hut has 2 rooms (3 beds each) with attached bath dining room and kitchen facility.


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Those who have their own transport can easily make it to these places.

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