Ghatshila and Galudih Travel Guide
Day 1: Reach Ghatshila by car or by train. Move to hotel then take some rest. In afternoon first visit Fuldungri Hill. People will talk high about Fuldungri Hill in Ghatsila. But believe me Fuldungri Hill will not enchant you. It is full of broken pieces of beer bottle. It is not maintained at all.Then visit
Bibhuti Bhusan Bandhyopadhyay’s House. Then vist to Ratmohona to watch Sunset. Ratmohona is the best place in ghatshila to watch sunset. Then again back to hotel and stay night in Ghatshila.
Day 2: Today in early morning visit Burudi Dam. Its a beautiful lake surrunded by jungle and hills. Then visit Dharagiri waterfall.Its a little fall with a small stream but you will definitly enjoy the rout through jungle aslo on the way to dharagiri you may enjoy local culture in Santal Village. Then in afternoon visit Galudih Dam. Then back to Ghatshila agin for night stay.
How to reach :
By rail – It is a railway station on the Kharagpur-Tatanagar stretch of Howrah-Mumbai track, 215 km from Howrah are 2781/2782 Ispat Express, 8030/8029 Kurla/ Howrah Express, 2813/2814 Steel Express. It is well connected to 3 Metros in India namely Mumbai(by Bombay Express), Kolkata(many trains starting from 6AM by Steel Exp. to midnight at 1.15 by Samleshwari Exp) and New Delhi(by Neelachal & Utkal Exp). There are many Local Passenger trains connecting Jamshedpur and Kharagpur with Ghatshila. For timings etc check with Indian Railways
By road – It is about 240 km from Kolkata. Those travelling from Kolkata first have to take NH 6 to Bahragora and then take the road to Jamshedpur. Buses plying between Kharagpur and Jamshedpur pass through Ghatshila. Buses going from Kolkata to Jamshedpur and Ranchi also pass through Ghatshila.By road Jamshedpur is 42 km away.
Where to stay:
Hotels in Ghatshila:
There are many hotels available in Ghatshila and Galudih.
Bibhuti Vihar, +91 6585 226506,
Anandita Lodge, +91 6585 225 624,
Hotel Safari, +91 6585 225 722,
Hotel Akashdeep, +91 6585 226 603,
Jyoti Palace, +91 6585 225 353,
Hotel Snehalata, +91 6585 225 767,
Hotel Shalimar, +91 6585 227 200,
Suhasita Resort, +91 6585 224 651,
Resort Annasha, +91 9430735461,
Hotel River View, +91 6585 226 603,(Just beside river)
Hotels in Galudih:
Hotel Rajanigandha- It is owned by Mr. Satyabrata Pal of Sovabazar- 9432 11 78 35 / 98310 477 09 (or his son Subho 9830 14 69 21). The caretaker is Rajesh B he can be reached at 0 90971-52364 and 06585-262 806.
Distance Chart :
Galudih Resort Centre – 8 km from Ghatshila
Dharagiri – 10 km north of Ghatshila, there is a water fall 20 feet high.
Burudih Dam- 6 km north of Ghatsila
Jamshedpur – about 40 km
Chart of Auto fare of different places from Ghatshila.
Contact of Auto: Raju Shukla, a genuine gentleman. We hired his auto for local sightseeing. His no: 08603242897 (You may mention my name Abhibrata Bhakta while calling him.)
Contact of Car: Ertiga or Swift Dzire 936482250