Ajodhya Hills

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Ajodhya Hills (Ajodhya Pahar)
Highest point
Elevation 855 m (2,805 ft)
Location Bagmundi, Purulia district, West Bengal, India
Parent range Chota Nagpur Plateau(ছোট নাগপুরের মালভূমি)

Ajodhya Hills (Bengali: অযোধ্যা পাহাড়), is a hill located in the Purulia district of the state West Bengal, India. It is a part of the Dalma Hills and extended part of Eastern Ghats range. Highest peak of Ajodhya Hills is Gorgaburu. The nearby populated town area is Bagmundi.


It is a popular place for young mountaineers to learn the basic course in rock climbing. There are two routes available to reach Ajodhya Hills. One is via Jhalda and the other one is via Sirkabad. There is a Forest Rest House here. Gorgaburu (855 m), Mayuri etc. are some of the peaks of Ajodhya hills range.[1]

The area forms the lowest step of the Chota Nagpur Plateau. The general scenario is undulating land with scattered hills. The area around Baghmundi or Ajodhya Hill is an extended plateau.[2]

Shimul[3] flower in summer


According to Hindu mythology, Rama and Sita had come to Ajodhya Hills and stayed during their exile. Sita was thirsty and Ram pierced an arrow through the Earth's soil crust and through that water gushed out. Sita quenched her thirst. The place is known as Sita-kunda. During the full moon day in Baisakh every year tribals of nearby areas come and join in the game of hunting wild animals.[1]


Purulia Pumped Storage Project with an installed capacity of 900 MW (4 X 225 MW) has been set up in Ajodhya hills under Baghmundi police station with the loan assistance of Japan Bank for International Cooperation.[4]

Near Ajodhya Hills, there is Turga Dam and the Lake, and the pleasant waterfall formed by the River Bamni. The site of the Turga Dam site is a perfect tourist spot, where the visitors can spend their day.[1]

Purulia Pumped storage project


  1. ^ a b c "Ajodhya Hills". asiarooms.com. Retrieved 2009-04-07. 
  2. ^ Houlton, Sir John, Bihar, the Heart of India, 1949, p. 170, Orient Longmans Ltd.
  3. ^ http://www.abasar.net/FlowerShimul.htm
  4. ^ "Purulia Pumped Storage Project". West Bengal State Electricity Board. Retrieved 2008-03-02. [permanent dead link]

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