Joychandi Pahar

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Joychandi Pahar
Joychandi Pahar
Location Raghunathpur, Purulia district, West Bengal, India
Parent range Chota Nagpur Plateau

Joychandi Pahar 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, Purulia district. The Mountain is situated 2 kilometers south from PuruliaBarakar road via Nanduara village and 1 kilometer west from Raghunathpur[disambiguation needed]-Adra Road via a growing township known as Annapurna pally. Joychandi mountain 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]


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




  1. ^ "Purulia". Places of Interest. bongodarshan. Archived from the original on 2007-10-07. Retrieved 2007-09-05. 
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Raghunathpur
  3. ^ Houlton, Sir John, Bihar, the Heart of India, 1949, p. 170, Orient Longmans Ltd.