Jhargram TourismKolkata (formerly Calcutta) was the colonial capital of India and the second largest city in India after Mumbai and is where all the heritage buildings of the colonial era are located and serves as the cultural heart of India. Kolkata continues to spawn generations of poets, writers, film producers and Nobel Prize winners along with crumbling British era gems, sprawling gardens and historical colleges.
Jhargram is located at a distance of around 169 Kms from Esplanade, Kolkata, which is one of most fabulous destinations around the city. Situated between the Subarnarekha river and Belpahari valley, this place abounds in natural beauty as well. The tropical forests couple with the fragrant red soil to give a distinct flavor of aboriginal culture in eastern part of India. Jhargram has the heritage of a royal past and the hindu temples and palaces here testify to it. It is a part of the Chota Nagpur Plateau region beyond the Gangetic plains close to the western borders of West Bengal. The region is a paradise for nature lovers with bountiful forests of Sal, Mahua, wild elephants, deer and birds it is also the heart of natural forests covered by lush and dense tropical hardwoods which gives the visitors a back to natural feeling.
Jhargram offers the most exotic beauties of undulating topography culminating in hill ranges of Belpahari, Kankrajhor in the North to the serene beauties of meandering Subarnarekha River in the South. The ancient temples, royal palaces, folk tunes and rhythms of tribal make it all the more attractive destination for tourists who love to discover the untouched beauties of nature. The seasonal variations add to the charm in the forests, in summers the Mahua trees are blanketed with aromatic flowers with the blooms of moonlit nights and during the monsoons the Shaal trees are laden with the mystique of woody fragrance. The bed gravel pathway surrounded by the endearing hills and rivers, this place is also known as the red soil region or Lalmaati in local language.
In order to prepare schemes relating to the development of tourism and to execute them, Jhargram Tourism was established in the year 2003 and approved Domestic Tour Operator by Ministry of Tourism, Government of India and recognised Tour Operator by Department of Tourism, Government of West Bengal in the year 2019 and also athorised Travel Agent by Odisha Forest Development Corporation, Government of Odisha. We look after the commercial activities which are a part of development and promotion of tourism in Jhargram District. In addition Jhargram Tourism has taken other initiatives to revive folk art and culture and has created a platform for traditional artists to pursue their age old craft. We have plans to encourage young children from neighboring towns and villages to partake this rich dying cultural heritage and learn the art through various rural based outreach programs.
Aims of Jhargram Tourism
- To do proper publicity about such places which because of their historical importance, may attract tourists.
- To promote eco tourism and organize adventure activities for tourists.
- To maintain the historical and cultural traditions of local people residing in Jhargram and to promote them.
- To provide cheap, clean and satisfactory facilities to tourists in matters of transport, accommodation, food and recreation.
- To get factual and informative literature printed which highlight tourist spots their importance and other details, and make such literature available to tourists which will serve as a guide and provide necessary information to them in order to help them to explore this part of West Bengal.
- To enhance and encourage the participation of travel agents and tour operators in efforts of the state Government for providing necessary facilities to domestic and international tourists.
- To organize cultural shows on occasion of different fairs festivals with a view to attracting more and more tourists.
Sumit Dutta, FounderHe founded "www.jhargramtourism.com" in the mid-2003 and is the brain behind the Jhargram Tourism Project. A Man of Distinct vision, he has over 15 years of experience in IT and Travel Industry. His vast experience helped him to understand tourism along with information technology for promoting Jhargram as a weekend tourist destination.
V Malladeb, Business AdvisorVikramaditya is a management consultant and entrepreneur, he began his career in one of Mumbai's leading industrial house, Balkrishna Industries, where he worked as a Management trainee in the areas of print, exhibition, advertising & marketing communications to provide the company an in-house brand strategy. He later relocated to Kolkata and joined RP Sanjeev Goenka Group as an Assistant Manager with Spencer's Retail Ltd. His portfolio includes Marketing Communications, Competitor Analysis, In store Branding, Footfall Analysis, Catchment Surveys and Vendor Handling.
He now works as an independent management consultant for NGOs, micro, small and medium enterprises and everything in-between. He is also the operator and administrator of Jhargram Palace, a 150 years old Heritage hotel which is also the royal residence of his ancestral family. Vikram holds a Masters degree in Advertising from Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan, Italy. When he is not at work, Vikram is into research and planning of new scopes for the tourism industry.
A Banerjee, Rural & Community Tourism AdvisorArindam currently is a Project Manager with the Policy Team at J-PAL South Asia in New Delhi. He has worked with the Chief Minister's Secretariat, Govt. of Jharkhand on scale-ups of livelihood and welfare programmes for tribal people and now manages media outreach and policy advisory activities across India. An avid traveller, Arindam has 5 years of experience working with Governments, Policy Makers, NGO's and Journalists. He conceptualised, planned and coordinated implementation of multiple rural tourism projects in West Medinipur district especially in Jungle Mahal between 2012-2015 as a Prime Minister's Rural Development Fellow (PMRDF) with the Ministry of Rural Development, Govt. of India. Arindam holds a Masters in Public Policy from the University of Oxford as a UK Government's Chevening Scholar. He has been a passionate promoter of sustainable community led rural heritage and cultural tourism initiatives for socio-economic development. He dreams to find Jhargram district as one of the major nature tourism destinations in India within a decade.
A Biswas, Business AdvisorAnirban, a serial entrepreneur, is the brain behind the organization name of 'Jhargram Tourism'. A certified project manager from PMI, USA, he has over 20 years of experience in managing technology projects for various organizations. He is currently based in Bangalore and works for his own technology startup on online education. Anirban strongly believes education is the only weapon that can make the world a better place to live for future generations. And there should not be any boundary for education and it’s possible today with the gift of technology. The right education can provide a job to a deserving person, that person builds his family, families build society and societies build a nation. Anirban strives to build an educated nation.
Anirban is also passionate about people, therefore helps others to build and transform their career. A certified career coach from UK, he runs online coaching programs for anyone who wants to build a strong career. For more on him, visit www.anirbanbiswas.com
A Dutta, Ecotourism AdvisorArindam has over 15 years of experience in hospitality and tourism industry, he owns several hotels and home stays in Bengal and Sikkim and is a keen enthusiast in adventure and eco tourism. He is currently a social entrepreneur who has been working extensively on home stay projects with Tamang and Lepchas in North Bengal.
D Shyamal, Training AdvisorDevojyoti has over 18 years of experience as an educationist, career counselor, corporate trainer & coach, a relationship manager and a travel fanatic. He Served as a Principal in Xaviers English School and serving as Principal Coordinator in R.V. International Eng. High School, ICSE & Administrative Associate with St. Joseph, ICSE in Jharkhand.
N Mandal, Cultural CoordinatorNikhil has over 10 years of experience in hospitality and tourism industry. He involved all the Cultural Program like 'Jhargram Basanta Utsav', 'Jhargram Winter Evening' and Folk Dance Program @ different villages for folk culture promotion of Jhargram. Nikhil is into research and planning of new scopes for the cultural tourism.
Guest Care Team
Milon DeyOperation Executive
Subhadip KunduOperation Executive
Abhik Kumar DashTravel Executive
Suman DasTour Guide
Abhijit MannaTour Guide
S PalTravel Planner