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NatvarPl wrote a review Feb 2020
Kadi, India517 contributions77 helpful votes
Its a amazing place with natural beauty. Good place for spending time with friends. Reached in local transport. Nice attraction. Grey view from top. Its a really wonderful.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Anweshachatterjee wrote a review Feb 2020
Liverpool, United Kingdom206 contributions62 helpful votes
The view from the very top of this hill is worth the climb upstairs even if you are not too fond of climbing upstairs. Might not be an easy task for people suffering from medical issues with knees but otherwise, you can climb up very easily. The entire way has concrete steps which are quite comfortable to climb even if it does leave you breathless at times.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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mohit bothra wrote a review Jan 2020
Kolkata (Calcutta), India92 contributions3 helpful votes
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Joychandi Pahar, Raghunathpur is in Purulia district of West Bengal. It is an hour distant from Purulia Town and close to Adra. There are several trains connecting Adra Junction / Joychandi Pahar Station. It is accessible through both the stations. There is Auto and Toto / E-rickshaws for the commute. It can also be reached by car / bus. Car  / Bus parking space are there at foothill. This place has gained it's significance after the shooting of the famous bengali movie "Hirak Rajar Deshe" by Satyajit Ray. Winter is the best season to enjoy the place. It is a picnic spot for the outsiders as well as local residents. This hill is also famous for rock climbing camps. There is no entry charges levied to climb up the hill or for picnic spot.  There are the temple of Chandi Mata and Hanuman Ji at the top of the hill. Add-ons are the ruins of an old fort. 360° view from top is really amazing. To view it, approx 500 steps to be climbed. It will take approx 20 - 30 mins to reach the top of the hill. One should carry water while climbing as it gets tiring after climbing such steps. In the last week of December, a carnival / fair/ mela named 'Joychandi Pahar Paryatan Utsav' takes place, where majorly local artists participates to showcase their skills and few famous artists participates in the cultural and entertainment activities . At this point of time, approx 50 - 60 stalls and few rides setup at the foothill attracting people from the nearby areas. Finally, this place has its own charm and worth a visit.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Koel_Maj wrote a review May 2019
Kolkata (Calcutta), India129 contributions49 helpful votes
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It is in Purulia district and a place worth visiting. We went there from garpanchokot and it took us around an hour to reach there by car. The driver took us through some tribal villages ,we enjoyed  the drive.  There is free parking space at the foot of the hill and small shops selling eatables and water/juices etc. A person has to climb around 500 steps to reach to the top of the hill. I would not suggest this for aged people.My aged parents also sat in the car as it would have been really difficult for them to climb so many steps. We visited in April and the scorching heat of the Sun was making it more difficult to climb the stairs.This place is great to visit during winters. The 360 view from the top is really amazing and worth climbing so many steps. You can offer your prayers in Chondi Mata  temple and Hanuman Ji temple. There were some people selling some eatables/ water/ nimboo pani etc up there.But I would suggest you to carry some water with you as it gets really tiring climbing the steps.  The famous bengali movie Hirak Rajar Deshe by Satyajit Ray was shot here and since then the place has gained significance. 
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Ayan B wrote a review May 2019
Kolkata (Calcutta), India145 contributions12 helpful votes
I went to Baranti on March, 2019. From there I visited Joychandi Pahar. From Baranti distance is around 30 kms. One thing I would like to mention about google map in case of way to Joychandi, google was showing two route one via Raghunathpur police station and one via Tatikuli road. It is suggested that never ever take Tatikuli road to reach Joychandi. The road is very narrow and crowded. You will not be able to guess it before travelling few hundreds meter by that road. We took that and we had to face tremendous trouble. My car got scratched. There was civic police at the entry point of this road, when we asked they said yes you can easily go by this road to Jaychandi. Any how we reached Joychandi hill. At the foothills car parking was available. There was no car parking fee. To reach the top of hill one has to climb through stairs. Around 520 steps are there. At top there is Chandi Mata temple. From the top of the hill 360 degree view of the area one can enjoy.We came to know from the local people that at Christmas a fesitaval known as Joychandi Pahar Pariyatan Utsav used to take place at the foothills. This festival gives exposure to all local artists to show their skills.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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