Bhalki Machan

Bhalki Machan is an excellent weekend getaway, 140 km from Kolkata. It is said that the king used to shoot bears while sitting on the Machan (Platform) on top of the trees in the forest. That is why the name of the place is Bhalki Machan. The Sal forest which used to be inhabited by bears is now home to monkey, cats and fox. There is a large lake with trees surrounding it. Boating facility is available too. The ancient and ruined temple of Bhalki Machan is another attraction. Many people come here to picnic during the winter. You can also visit Jamuna Dighi and Shantiniketan.

How to Reach

Trains are running from Howrah to Guskara. You can then hire a car from Guskara to get to Bhalki Machan. One can also reach Bhalki Machan from Kolkata via Barddhaman by car.


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