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Belpahari is a major tourist destination in Midnapore District. It is a forest paradise under the Dolma Hills, located at a distance of 45 km from Jhargram. Foothills at Belpahari are thickly forested by a variety of tropical trees. Shaal, mahua, piyal, sonajhuri, shirish and eucalyptus are some of the common hardwood trees.

Belpahari town has a small market and a three-room Forest Rest House. Tourists desiring to stay at Belpahari can arrange a week's accommodation through the Divisional Forest Office of West Midnapore at Jhargram.

Belpahari has many attractive spots nearby. A natural forest named Banspahari is only 25 km from Belpahari and is famed for its beautiful views. Bhulabheda, 10 km away from Belpahari is a haven for trekkers and outdoor enthusiasts. 9 km from Belpahari is Ghaghra, with a small but beautiful waterfall of about 20m height amongst the eucalyptus, sal, other trees. Shilda is another important place, not very far from Belpahari, on the Jhargram-Belpahari bus route. This is the place where the tribal Chuars engaged in fierce battle with the British against oppression in the nineteenth century. The dilapidated palace of the former king of Shilda can still be seen here.

Belpahari is linked by regular bus services from Jhargram. Jhargram Railway Station serves this area.

Updated on 23rd August, 2018
District: Midnapore

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