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Joychandi Pahar

Joychandi Pahar
Joychandi Pahar
LocationAdra road, Raghunathpur, Purulia district, West Bengal, India
Parent rangeChota Nagpur Plateau

Joychandi Pahar (Bengali : জয়চন্ডী পাহাড়) is a hill which is a popular tourist attraction in the Indian state of West Bengal in Purulia district. It is two kilometres from the subdivisional town of Raghunathpur and four kilometres from Adra town. The hill is situated 2 kilometers south from PuruliaBarakar road via Nanduara village and 1 kilometer west from Raghunathpur-Adra Road via a growing township known as Annapurna pally. It is also just four kilometres away from Adra Junction railway station and 1.5 kilometres from Joychandipahar railway station, which is situated on Adra-Asansol section. Joychandi hill is a popular tourist centre and major attraction for rock climbing.[1] Joychandi Pahar railway station is on the Asansol – Adra section of South Eastern Railway, in the state capital of Kolkata. The other rock climbing centre nearby is at Susunia Pahar.[citation needed]


Joychandi Pahar is located in West Bengal
Joychandi Pahar
Location of the area of Joychandi Pahar and Its Railways Station in West Bengal

Joychandi Pahar, Raghunathpur is located at 23°33′N 86°40′E / 23.55°N 86.67°E / 23.55; 86.67.[2] It has an average elevation of 155 m (509 ft). The area forms the lowest step of the Chota Nagpur Plateau. The general scenario is undulating land with scattered hills.[3]


Every Year A Festival is held in the foothills after the Christmas and this Festival usually continues to 1 January or 2 January. This Festival often becomes tourist attraction and also motivates local artists. This Festival Gives all local artists to show their skills. The Festival Often referred as Joychandi Pahar Pariyatan Utsav (Bengali : জয়চন্ডী পাহাড় পর্যটন উৎসব)। [4]


The Bengali film directed by Satyajit Ray, Hirak Rajar Deshe was mostly shot in this mountain area.[5]



  1. ^ "Purulia". Places of Interest. bongodarshan. Archived from the original on 7 October 2007. Retrieved 5 September 2007.
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Raghunathpur
  3. ^ Houlton, Sir John, Bihar, the Heart of India, 1949, p. 170, Orient Longmans Ltd.
  4. ^ ""হীরক রাজার দেশ "জয়চন্ডী পাহাড় পর্যটন উৎসব – KHONJKHOBOR". Retrieved 10 November 2019.
  5. ^ মণ্ডল, শুভ্রপ্রকাশ. "পর্যটনে জোয়ার আনতে বড় পর্দায় চোখ রঘুনাথপুরের". Retrieved 10 November 2019.