Jhalda is a town located in Purulia District
of West Bengal
. It is about 40 km from Purulia
and 225 km from Kolkata
. This is a picturesque town which is surrounded by hills, jungles, falls and rivers. The Kangsabati River
originates from the hilly terrain of Jhalda.
Sharing borders with some districts of Jharkhand, Jhalda is an industrial hub dotted with several private beedi manufacturing units. It also houses a unit of Arambagh Hatcheries.
Places of excursion from here are
Chelliama, Sirkabad, Ajodhya Hills and the ruins of several 7th century Jain temples in Balrampur.
By road, Jhalda is easily accessible from Purulia. The town also has a railway station.