Garpanchkot, nestled at the Purulia district of West Bengal and around 260 km from Kolkata is an abode of natural beauty. An ideal weekend tourist spot, Garpanchkot lies at the backdrop of Panchet hill with a grand scenic charm. The name ‘Garpanchkot’ emerged from ‘garh’ meaning fort, which lies here and was built by the King of Kashipur. The king had built a temple on the Panchet hill which is 2100 ft. high and covers an area of 18 sq.km. Garpanchkot is a part of 1500 year old history of Singh Deo dynasty, of which remnants of various terracotta temples are scattered around this place. With lush green landscapes, perennial springs, ruins of the past, towering Panchet hill and widespread Panchet lake, Garpanchkot is an heavenly place to spend your vacation.
Kolkata to Gorponchokot
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What to Eat & Where
The special sweet Darbesh, made of besan and sugar or jaggery is available in Kashipur, is the local delicacy here along with rice, dal, fish curry and chicken that are available in hotels and restaurants at moderate prices.