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 My Trip To The Grand Canyon Of West Bengal.


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Garhbeta Gangani West BengalOn the outskirts of the Garhbeta town in West Medinipur district of West Bengal, is located a beautiful anomaly of character. The plain landscape which marks the area of West Bengal is disrupted here by tall gorges formed over 1000's of years by the Silabati River. The wide red soil gorge is called'Gongoni Danga' or'Gongoni Khola'. Formed following a long period of natural soil erosion and river movement, the Gangani Gorge is a beautiful and distinctive marvel that's frequented by locals and tourists alike.

"Shilabati river" flowing through the beautiful landscape at "Gangani", Garbeta, West Bengal,  India. Only a few hours off from Kolkata, Gangani is a destination which convenes a stunning coalition of green forests, sandstone mountains and fertile riverbeds. When monsoons arrive, the Silabati River could be seen flowing across the Gangani (Gongoni) Gorge, which is known to resemble the Grand Canyon of Arizona. Government authorities lately built a stairway at the highest point of Gangani which goes all the way down to the river, and once its not functioning, you may even cross the watercourse on foot because the water isn't too deep.
Garhbeta Gangani West BengalGangani or Gongoni finds a mention within the epic of religious text yet. Locals believe that this is the area where Bheem, one of the Pandavas, murdered a demon named Bakasura.


The Best Way to reach

Gangani is readily accessible from Kolkata by both road and rail. You could either take a road trip till here or pay the space on a scenic train ride.

By road: 

Should you decide to drive down to the'Grand Canyon of West Bengal', then take the NH6 from Kolkata all the way to Uluberia via Bagnan. From there you will take two different routes, either proceed towards Chandrakona Town via Ghatal or Salboni via NH60. Gangani is just a couple of kilometers from either of the towns.

By train:


The closest town to Gangani is Garhbeta, which has its own railway station. All you need to do this is plank the Rupashi Bangla Express from Satragachhi Station at Howrah and get off at Garbeta Station following a Few hours.

Where to stay

There are no accommodation option available at Gangani exactly, but the neighboring towns of Garhbeta and Bishnupur possess a few hotels that you could stay at. Garhbeta Town is fairly developed, and you'll have access to all basic amenities.

Places to see around Gangani

Sarbamangala Mandir: 

The Sarbamangala Mandir is a sixteenth century temple constructed by the Bagri king, Nripati Singha. The temple is dedicated to the goddess Durga, whose idol here is carved out of basalt stone. The complex is also a nice example of identifying Oriya architecture.

Raikota Fort:

 Built somewhere between 1555-1610 AD by the Chauhan Rajas of Bagri, the Raikota Fort is remnant of the glorious Oriya architecture. Though all of that remains today are ruins, however it makes for a fantastic spot to see the sun go down.

Bagri's Krishnarai Jiu Temple:



You can easily spend a nice day out to this place.
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