Mama Bhagne Pahar is located in Dubrajpur in Birbhum, West Bengal. It is a rock formation where a number of huge rocks splintered across the place of almost spherical natural boulders of granite rock, one balancing on the top of other, which is why it is called Mama Bhagne. It is in the eastern part of the Chotta Nagpur plateau. At the base of the hill lies the Phareshwar Temple. The area is a popular picnic spot among locals.
How to reach Dubrajpur
By train: Board Hool Express from Howrah(HWH) to Dubrajpur(DUJ). You can reach the getaway of the hill in a rickshaw or simply walk up as it’s only 2.5 kms. You can board Hool Express back to Howrah(HWH).
By bus: SBSTC and several private buses ply from Kolkata to Suri via Dubrajpur and back. Some timings of state buses are given below . However, it is advised to check before you travel as timings are subject to change:
SBSTC: Kolkata to Dubrajpur: 05:30, 06:30, 07:30, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 14:30, 16:00, 18:00 (From Karunamoyee: 10:15, 16:30)
Suri to Kolkata(via Dubrajpur): 05:00, 05:45, 11:30, 12:15, 14:00, 15:30 (Towards Karunamoyee: 04:40, 08:00) (Timings are from Suri, 20 kms from Dubrajpur).
You will be dropped at Dubrajpur Power house, from where you can take a rickshaw to the gateway of the hill.
By road: Distance from Kolkata to Dubrajpur is 214 kms.
From Kolkata, take the 2nd Hoogly Bridge to Durgapur Expressway/Kolkata-Delhi Highway. After 153 kms of drive, take right from Panagarh towards Illambazar, take left from Illambazar towards Dubrajpur.
My Experience in Dubrajpur
I had boarded the first bus from Kolkata to Suri at 05:30. It took around 4:30 hrs to reach and got down at the Dubrajpur Power House more. I walked till the gateway to the hill, visited Pahareshwar temple and started climbing the hill through the bushes. There was a small temple at the top of the hill and a beautiful view of the surrounding plain, though there weren’t any other tourist except me. After spending sometime there, I climbed down and went towards my next destination for that day, Wood Fossil Park, just 35 kms from Dubrajpur.
Nearby places to visit
- Wood Fossil Park
- Bolpur Santiniketan