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Weekend Getaways Near Chittaranjan

A monotonous life sometimes makes us feel bored and stressed out. If you are a resident of Chittaranjan, which is famous as the railway town of West Bengal, you must be aware of some popular destinations located near the town. If you are a stranger and visiting the town for the first time you must take out some time from your planned trip to visit some of the most sought-after sites located in close proximity to Chittaranjan. Among the various destinations in and around Chittaranjan some notable ones have been elaborated below:

Enjoy Travelling to Maithon near Chittaranjan

Weekend getaways near Chittaranjan
Boating in Chittaranjan

Maithon is located in the Dhanbad Dist. of Jharkhand State. The place is well-known for the Maithon Dam which is positioned approximately 48 kms away from Dhanbad. This dam is one of the largest dams which was constructed by the Damodar Valley Corporation. It was built to control flood and also for power generation. It was established by the 1st Prime Minister of India “Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru”. Maithon is also called “Kashmir of Koyalanchal” since it is located on the Barakar River in the coal belt of India. The place is a popular weekend getaway and picnic spot.

Popular Tourist Spots in Maithon

December to February is the best time to visit Maithon. Among the various places the must-see spots are – Kalyaneshwari Temple, Maithon Dam, Deer Park, Kali Pahari, Pahari Baba Mandir, Millennium Park and Phool Bagan, Maithon Hydel Power Plant as well as Maithon Thermal Power Plant.

How to Reach Maithon from Chittaranjan ?

Maithon is located just 20 kms away from Chittaranjan and it takes only 30 minutes to arrive at the place. Maithon is also well connected with the other cities of West Bengal via road and rail. Chittaranjan Railway Station is located 8 kms away from Maithon. From the station one can take a local auto to reach Maithon. The auto charges are around 100 Rs per person. One can also hire a car or taxi to reach Maithon from Chittaranjan. Minibuses are also available to commute between these places.

Things to do at Maithon

Winter time is the best time to visit Maithon. People can enjoy having picnic at the riverside. Boating is another enjoyable activity to do at Maithon. The speed boats charge around Rs 500, whereas the six-seater rowing boats charge around Rs 300. One can enjoy the spectacular view of each side while driving over the dam expanse via speed boat. Trekking is another adventurous activity to do at Maithon and one can reach the Pahari Baba Mandir through trekking. For shopping in Maithon there are some small shops on the footpath which sell beautiful handicrafts, pickles and toys. Among snack items dhokla, chana bhature, chaat, golgappa, jhalmuri, samosas, jalebis and pakoras can be relished in Maithon. Mazumdar Nivaas and Maithon Hotel restaurant (located at Maithon bypass) are the 2 renowned restaurants in Maithon which serve scrumptious food to its guests.

Where to Stay in Maithon ?

There are few hotels and lodges near Maithon that you can choose to stay while traveling to Maithon. You can also opt to stay in various hotels of Dhanbad which is quite near to Maithon. The following are some notable accommodation options available in Maithon.

Maithan Hotel
Address: N H 2, Maithon Dam, Dhanbad - 828207, Near Sanjay Chowk

Puja Lodges
Address: Station Road, Kumardhubi, Dhanbad - 828203, Chirkunda Post Office
Phone: +(91)-9939913990

WBTDC - Maithan Tourist Lodge
Address: P O Kalyaneswari, Dist Bardhaman, Maithan , West Bengal,713369

Karnail Singh Park in Chittaranjan

Karnail Singh Park in Chittaranjan
Birds at Karnail Singh Park

Karnail Singh Park is a famous weekend getaway for the locals and tourists visiting the town of Chittaranjan. The time between November-February is the best time to visit this renowned park of Chittaranjan. The park brags of a water body which is a focus for a myriad of migratory birds, especially in winters. The place had witnessed around 6000 migratory birds during the late 90’s.

Things to do at Karnail Singh Park

One can enjoy the view of wintering birds like Great crested grebes, whistling ducks, several duck species, common teals and common pochards. One can have a great time in counting the number of Lesser Whistling Ducks and Gadwalls which flock in large numbers during the winter season. Some rare bird species like Bank Myna, Brahminy Starling and the White browed Wagtails can also be seen.

How to reach Karnail Singh Park

The place is easily accessible by road and rail. The park is located approximately 280 kms from Kolkata. Within the town one can reach the park by taking an auto or private taxi.

Ajay River near Chittaranjan

The meaning of “Ajay” is “the one who cannot be defeated”. This river happens to be the most important river in the Jharkhand as well as West Bengal. The Ajay River can be visited throughout the year, although the monsoon time is not recommended for the visitors. Ajay instigates on a diminutive hill of approximately 300 m height which lies in the Munger i.e. in Bihar. Thereafter Ajay pours through the district of Jharkhand and then it enters Simguri located in the vicinity of Chittaranjan. Jayanti and Pathro are the 2 tributaries of Ajay River in Jharkhand, and in Burdwan district, Kunur and Tumuni are the 2 major tributaries of Ajay. The river is about 288 kilometer long and nearly 152 km lies in the West Bengal.

Things to do at Ajay River

The bank of the Ajay River serves as a marvelous picnic spot for the visitors. Here people can spend a wonderful day along with their near and dear ones. The picturesque landscape of the place makes the visitors spellbound. The place has gained popularity in this region as a well-known weekend getaway near Chittaranjan. There have been some recent developments such as- a park (called Deul Park) and both AC and non-AC cottages have been established and are located in close proximity to the Ajay River. Boating in the Ajay River and the mesmerizing view of sunrise at this place can be a memorable experience for all and sundry.

How to Reach Ajay River from Chittaranjan ?

Ajay River is situated about 178 kms away from the Chittaranjan town. SH 14 and NH2 are the important routes that one can take in order to reach Ajay River from Chittaranjan. The time taken to reach the destination from Chittaranjan is around 3 hours and 30 minutes via road.

Where to Stay ?

The place offers a beautiful Deul Park Eco resort located close to the Ajay River. The resort offers gorgeous lawns, parks and rides for the kids. The resort offers AC and non-AC rooms, AC and non-AC cottages and a conference room for the tourists.

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