Waterfalls Near Asansol
Are you looking for places in and near Asansol for a vacation and you also happen to love waterfalls? This article should be on your must-read list. We have handpicked some of the most beautiful waterfalls that you can travel to in and around West Bengal.
Usri Falls is located in the district of Giridih, Jharkhand. The beauty and serenity of the waterfall make it a famous tourist spot as well as a spot for picnics. It takes only 2 hr 30 min to travel by road as it is roughly 07 km from Asansol. River Usri (a tributary of the Barakar River) takes a plunge of about 12 meters and then again splits up into three streams. The river is also covered by rich foliage on all sides. The fall is also easily accessible by various modes of transport such as Tongas, taxis, and auto-rickshaws. The fresh cool water of the river is ideal for a swim during the summers.
You can also enjoy a quiet picnic with your family by the waterfall.
Found in Bareria village, Purulia district of West Bengal, Bamni Falls covers a majestic area of 6259 sq. km. Tourists flock to this place to experience not just the falls, but also the uneven topography, the diverse flora and fauna along with the dense forests.
A car ride of 4 hours from Asansol will take you to the Lower Bamni Waterfalls. Since it is perennial in nature, it can be visited at any time of the year.
Paglajhora Falls is considered to be one of the most famous tourist spots in West Bengal. Located in Kurseong, the falls can be found en route to Darjeeling. The best part about visiting this waterfall is the natural trail around it, which is perfect for trekking and hiking.
It takes around 12 hours by road to reach the Paglajhora Waterfalls from Asansol city. You can also take a bus and reach Siliguri. Taxis and cabs are available from Siliguri- this route takes approximately 16 hours.
Another gorgeous waterfall located 28 kilometers from Siliguri, Kalijhora translates as blackish water. It is relatively tucked away in the Himalayas and covered by the forests of shall, Arjun, Segun, and eucalyptus trees. The village Kalijhora was initially famous as a picnic spot and was frequented by locals. But in recent years, there has been a huge influx of tourists. The construction of a dam in 2000 brought in some permanent changes in the landscape.
Those who love trekking can discover Kamala Falls within the Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary which is a few hours away from Kalijhora. But you need to get hold of special permission from the forest department of the West Bengal Government in order to go for a hike in the sanctuary. Depending on how much time you are willing to spend exploring the surrounding areas, you can consider checking out the Rambijhora Falls nearby.
Those who love adventure can check out the white water rafting during the daytime. The best mode of transportation from Asansol to Siliguri would be the bus followed by a rented taxi or a cab.