Category Historic

Sita Kunda is located in Bagandi village under Ajodhya Gram Panchyat at Baghmundi Block of Purulia district of West Bengal. It’s a beautiful place surrounded by small water bodies with lotus floating on them. The mesmeric medium dense natural forest with peaceful surrounding makes it a perfect tourist destination that gives a rustic ambience and for whole hearted prayer.

Location: At Bagandi village of Ajodhya Gram Panchyat in Baghmundi Block .It is 47 Km from Purulia district town via Sirkabad.

The cold water bubbles from beneath invading the white fine sand at Sita Kund are mystical and astonishing pristine fresh water springs and streams. Other than this traveler can see different kind’s colorful birds which come especially in winter. The most interesting thing is visibility of existing hairs of Sita as the locals say, on different Sal trees. A 20 year old Ram Mandir is also very famous at this place.

Sita Kund is a place which is associated with the classic Ramayana. According to Hindu mythology, Rama and Sita had come to Ayodhya Hills and stayed during their exile. Sita was thirsty and Ram pierced an arrow through the Earth’s soil crust and through that pristine fresh water springs and streams gushed out. Sita quenched her thirst. The place is known as Sita-kunda.
People belong to Tundra community drink water from Sita kundu before going for Shikar (Hunting) because they think Sita kund is a holy place for them. The local people have constructed a beautiful Ram Mandir or temple just 500 meters away from the Sita Kund. The common people offer prayer to both the places consecutively.

Fairs and Festivals: Local tribal people of the Ajodhya hill join in the hunting of wild animal in the full moon (Purnima) day of Baisakha in this place.

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How to Reach:

By Air

he nearest Airport to Purulia is Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport, Kolkata which is about 250 km to Purulia. From there, you can take bus or train to Purulia.

By Train

Rail distance of Purulia from Kolkata is 322 km. Purulia Railway station is present in the Purulia town which is managed by the South Eastern Railways and is on the Adra-Tata Nagar rail route. Trains from Kolkata are available for Purulia on regular basis. Some of these trains are Chakradharpur Express(18011), Rupasibangla Exp (12883), Howrah Purulia Exp (12827) etc. The minimum time a train takes to reach Purulia from Kolkata is 5h 25m.

By Road

It is well connected by road with Kolkata and surrounding towns like Bankura, Asansol, Bokaro, Jamshedpur, Ranchi and other parts of the state.