Film Tourism - Jhargram

'Jhargram' - the name brings the visual of dense forests of Sal, Simul and Mohua, villages, tiny rivers and smells of fresh air mostly round the year. Jhargram has been a weekend gateway for tourists in West Bengal for over half-a-century now. It’s mostly unknown that this jungle abode also boasts as a filming location for some known and ‘box-office-hit’ Bengali cinemas, for ages. Celluloid has captured the raw rural topography of Bengal surrounding this town and produced some memorable cinemas in the history of Bengali moving imagery. Some of the following place where DoPs loved to open their shutters.

Film Shooting Location Tours

Day 1Morning arrival at Jhargram by train from Howrah/by Road and check-in to Hotel/Homestay (Relax, Fresh and Ready) - Explore the amazing Jhargram Palace, Savitri Temple, Chilkigarh Raj Palace, Kanak Durga Temple and Kolaboni Forest of famous movies as Pijush Bose's "Sanyasi Raja", "Rajbansha", Dulal Bhowmick's "Janam Janamer Saathi", "Aamar Mayer Shapath", Sandip Ray's "Tintorettor Jishu", "Badshahi Angti", Kaushik Ganguly's "Brake Fail", Anik Dutta's "Meghnadbodh Rohoshyo", R. K. Kunal's "Sabitri Maa (Part I - VI)", Dhrubo Banerjee's "Durgeshgorer Guptodhan (TOI Article)" - Lunch Break @Hotel/Homestay/Restaurant - add-on visit Jhargram Zoological Park and overnight stay.

Day 2After breakfast visit Gurrasini Hill, Khandarani and Ketki Lake of Belpahari and explore the amazing Kankrajhore of famous movies as Umanath Bhattacharya's "Charmurti" - Lunch Break @Kankrajhore/Belpahari visit Ghagra River Rock of short film as Soumen Mandal's "MOHUL" - Back to Jhargram and overnight stay.

Day 3After bed tea/breakfast check-out from Hotel/Homestay to drop at Jhargram Rly Station / by road visit Krish Garden (own vehicle) and goodbye with lots of contented feelings about a wonderful holiday you spent.
INR ₹ 3499 PP | 4 Pax Minimum

Hidden Gem for Filmmakers

Jhargram, now a district town, has a lot to offer to the filmmaker fraternity. The vast open landscape of rural life, some age-old royal palaces, forests and cultural heritage of the tribal people - rarely you get all these within a small radius.

We, at 'Jhargram Tourism', work as your extended production team in this district. We have experience managing medium to large teams, accommodation, food service on location, and act as your guide on the ground, starting from the recce with your key team member to managing the entire unit - we will be at your support all the time. Last but not the least, a shooting in Jhagram means bringing down your cost to a great extent, comparing to other outdoor locations in West Bengal.

Film Shooting Locations

  • Jhargram Palace and Chilkigarh Palace
  • Dulung, Kangsaboti, Subarnarekha and Tarafeni River
  • Gurrasini Hill, Laljal Cave and Beauty of Belpahari
  • Savitri Temple, Kanak Durga Temple, Rameshwar Temple, etc.
  • Kalaboni and Chilkigarh Forest
  • Krish Garden and Gopiballavpur Eco Park
  • Khandarani Lake, Ketki Lake and Jhilli Lake
  • Kurmi, Tribal, Munda and Lodha Village

Facilities @ Jhargram
  • Accommodation in Guest House / Homestay
  • Local Trasportation
  • Local Guide/Supervisor
  • Tribal, Ranpa, Raibenshe Dance and Jhumur Song
  • Forest and District Administration Permission

The Palace Jhargram

The Jhargram Palace is the current residence of the Malla Dev Royal family. Situated in Jhargram district, West Bengal, it is a structure combining the Italian and Islamic architecture model. About 10 rooms on the ground floor have been converted into a Heritage Hotel run by the family. The Palace is an opulent Italianate structure, set in carefully laid lawns and gardens which was built in 1922 CE, during the reign of Raja Narasingha Malla Dev Bahadur. In the Palace campus, so evocative of a regal lifestyle, the past comes alive.

Facilities @ Jhargram Palace
  • Accommodation - Classic, Premium, Family Deluxe, Royal Guest House, Executive & Royal Suite
  • Dining Hall, Lawn, Wrestling Instrument, Structure of Rath, etc.
  • Old Palace, Outhouse, Radhakrishna and Savitri Temple

Burning Butterflies | 2021
Directed By: Shailik Bhaumik
MOHUL | 2020
Directed By: Soumen Mandal
Masima Malpowa Khamo | 2020
Directed By: Biswanath Basu
Durgeshgorer Guptodhan | 2019
Directed By: Dhrubo Banerjee
Meghnadbodh Rohoshyo | 2017
Directed By: Anik Dutta
Arundhati | 2014
Directed By: Sujit Mondal
Badshahi Angti | 2014
Directed By: Sandip Ray
Dui Prithibi | 2010
Directed By: Raj Chakrabarty
Brake Fail | 2009
Directed By: Kaushik Ganguly
Tintorettor Jishu | 2008
Directed By: Sandip Ray
Aamar Mayer Shapath | 2003
Directed By: Dulal Bhowmik
Janam Janamer Saathi | 2002
Directed By: Dulal Bhowmik
Charmurti | 1978
Directed By: Umanath Bhattacharya
Rajbansha | 1977
Directed By: Pijush Bose
Behala Lakhindar | 1977
Directed By: Amal Dutta
Sanyasi Raja | 1975
Directed By: Pijush Bose
Bagh Bondi Khela | 1975
Directed By: Pijush Bose
Marutirtha Hinglaj | 1969
Directed By: Bikash Roy
A Destination of Film Tourism