All you know about Susunia hill.

Susunia hill or susunia pahar is situated in the southern part of the West Bengal in India. If you are a hill lover then you should visit here once. It is a naturally beautiful hill surrounded by a lot of green trees. You can easily climb up there as there are a path or stone stairs that can lead you to the upper of the hill.

Susunia hill Location:

As I mentioned above susunia pahar is located in the Bankura district, West Bengal in India. If you want to reach there by train then the nearest station will be Chhatna. From Chhatna you need to go by bus or private vehicle. The distance between Chhatna and Sussunia hill is about 14 kilometers. If you can reach Bankura Town then you can get direct bus to susunia. The distance between Bankura and Susunia is about 29 Kilometer. From Purulia District, it is about 82 Kilometers. I suggest you to go for a private car and you can reach there easily.

Some Interesting facts about Susunia Pahar:

Susunia Hill is famous for its natural beauty and the continued flow of water from the mouth of stone made tiger. People believe this as holy water and they gather to bathe there and bring water home or for the worship of Lord Shiva.

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Mouth of stone made Tiger


Susunia hill has a height of around 1200 feet. It is a popular place of great archaeological value. The Gandheswari river keeps whispering always down the hill which dominates the place with its fiery orange hue in the seasons. You can unwind your mind and breathe in the solitude of the pristine Nature. 

Susunia is the home for butterflies like Golden Angel, Tawny Raja, Spotted Swordtail, and many more. For a nature photographer, it is the best place in Spring as this natural sanctuary glows like Diva and others.

It is also famous for the Great Temple of Lord Shiva. many people come here to worship God Shiva.

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Susunia Shiva Temple

It is a famous spot in the Bankura District for sports mainly like rock climbing, trekking, and many others. This hillock is popular among novice and expert mountaineers. Many and successful mountaineers of the country have started their journey from this hill. Especially during winters, trekking and camping activities are arranged on the Susunia Hill. It is enveloped in the ranges of the Eastern Ghats. shushunia pahar rests amidst the lush greenery that is spending in a day on this hill is good. It is the perfect way to escape from the loud and polluted air of the city and live a natural life.

A Little History About Susunia Hill

It is the ancient carved monolith structure on the Susunia Hill that is named as the Narasimha Stone. The best things are that carvings on this hill are called as the oldest stone. It is interesting about this stone that a fresh spring water stream shoots out of it.

Lord Narasimha is the reincarnation of the Lord Vishnu. During the spring waters that are considered to be very holy. It is cradled in the gentle caress of nature that makes it an ideal place to travel and also you can beat the summer heat when you are traveling in summer. Susunia Pahar is blow off some steam after a long week and completely relax your mind and body.

It explores the unspoiled beauty of Nature with old moments that you want to see. The hill believed to be the ancient than Lord Himalayas. Raja Chandra Varman had his fort on this hill. 

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Susunia hill top view

It also carries great archaeological value as well i.e. It is the home to many animals. You can free among the crowd of ‘Shal-Palash’ and walk through the soft green light while climbing up the slopes of the hill. 

It is also a great reserve of various types of medicinal plants. You can spend your leisure days in the breathtaking beauty of nature embracing the vast canopy of flora. 

When to Visit Susunia Hill:

Though there is no specific time you can visit a beautiful hill there is a much popular festival held for travelers in December. In June to July month, the hill is full of the crowd for the worship of Lord Shiva. many people come here to gather the holy water. It is overcrowded then. You can paid a visit at that time.

Conclusion: –

It can be hard to choose the best places to visit during the summer holidays so West Bengal is the best option. It is a budgeted trip to Susunia hills and you can visit for the natural experience.