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Joypur Forest – “A serene and beautiful jungle”, not too dense but with a refreshing feeling..

About Joypur Forest

Joypur forest is located in Bankura district of West Bengal, India and is around 140 Kms from Kolkata. Feel refreshed far from the city jigsaw where chirping of birds is a welcome to your ears. The jungle of Sal and Teak offers the greenery around.  The hotel resort adjacent to the Joypur Forest, which has its own farm and vegetable garden, is a perfect stay with good food.The hotel resort is actually a roadside dhaba which has been extended and developed into a farm area consisting of cultivations like beans, red cabbage, capsicum and a large pond. The farm also rears emu, turkey, ducks, cows, quails, rabbits etc. The resort has both A/C and non A/C rooms according to your budget.

Major things to do at Joypur Forest :

•    Visit the Heritage town of Bishnupur, just 17 Kms Away
•    Local sightseeing trip to Bishnupur( 17 kms ), Jairambati ( 34 kms ), Kamarpukur(40 kms ) or Panchmura,kapistha(70 kms),susunia( 80 kms ),Mukutmanipur( 110km ),Gongoni ( 50 kms )….
•    The dense forest of Sal and teak, with over 120 sqkms offers the greenery for your eyes. One can occasionally spot dears and elephants crossing the roads.
•    Watch tower, from where one can get a panoramic view of the forest,
•    There is an abandand Airstrip done at the time of 2nd World war  is there  inside the jungle 
•    If you like to explore on jungle then  Bankadaha , Saltora,  swarakon, T
aldangra, Chenchuri  .     those are the places will be in your  platter…….

To Reach Joypur :

Joypur by Train:

On Regular basis trains are available from Howrah to Bishnupur. From Bishnupur one can rent a car or local trekkers to reach Joypur Forest.
Train Schedule
12883 Rupasibangla  Express                          Howrah Dep. Time 06:00 AM
12827 Hwh - Purulia Express                           Howrah Dep. Time 4:50 PM
58011 Hwh – Chakradhar Passenger              Howrah Dep. Time 11:05 PM
12885 Aranyak Express (Except Sunday)       Santragachi Dep. Time 07:56 AM

Joypur by Road:

Regular buses are available from Kolkata (Esplanade)with a long interval ., to Bishnupur  Via Arambag. You can get down directly at Joypur forest resort.  It is around 140 Kms from Kolkata and a  5 hrs journey.  As an other option you can also drive down and take the NH2 –Burdwan-Arambagh Road or take the state highway from Dankuni  going through Tarakeshwar.

Location :
Joypur forest resort is located in the Bankura District in the state of West Bengal, India. It is only 15 –17  km away from Bishnupur (the temple town of West Bengal).
It is around 140km from Kolkata (State capital of West Bengal) and provides an ideal weekend holiday destination.

Best Season :
Joypur Forestcan be visited all through out the year however winters welcomes tourists the most to enjoy this place and eat farm fresh vegetables.If you are interested in local culture and art, then you can also plan your trip between 23rd December and 27th December every year when the Bishnupur Mela is held.

Staying At Joypur Forest :
The private hotel resort adjacent to the Joypur forest is the place to stay.You can have good four beded mud house rooms on ground floor an individual block.. Basically  inside the room in mud house used to be warm  at  winter and reverse at summer  . Bengali food and fresh vegetables dishes are served at moderate prices. You can also enjoy the various farm fresh poultry and dairy products and  have the taste of special dishes like Emu , duck , koel , postor bora …….
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