THINGS TO DO IN BARANTI

Baranti is a very laid back , peaceful little place . There’s not much to do . 

And therein lies its beauty . 

If you are tired of working or there’s too much mental pressure and you want to reduce your stress , Baranti is your place to be . 

Around 240 kms from Kolkata , its a sweet 6 hours drive . 

The drive in itself is a stress buster , if you like driving that is . 

The drive on the NH19 to Raniganj is lovely . 

The drive from Raniganj to Santuri Police Station is a little crowded but then again if you love change , it is a different environment , a different town with its own vibes , and hence fun .

And then that drive from the Santuri Police Station to Baranti is a heart-warmer , driving through quaint village roads and unseen terrains . 

Then again , if driving is your thing . 

Or enjoying novel experiences. 

AT BARANTI …

Laze around the Baranti Lake – theres the Lake , the hills and the lush green fields .

Watch the sunrise and the sunset , both spectacularly different .

Spend time with your loved ones .

Swim in the Lake . 

Climb the watch tower by the Lake and enjoy the view , and the winds . 

Walk up the hills and banter away under the shades of the trees .

Try off roading on the hills ( at your own risk ) .

Find a local guide and go jungle or hill trekking .

Walk around the villages and enjoy the laid-back village life .

Go to the local market and feel its vibrant energy .

Have good healthy food , freshly procured from the locality .

OUTSIDE BARANTI …

Go to the Muradi Hills which provides a different view of the Lake.

Visit GarhPanchkot or Biharinath Hills or Joychandi Pahar or Ayodhya Hills , all in close proximity .

WHERE TO EAT AT BARANTI

No restaurants as such .

The hotels and lodges serve food , mostly Bengali fare . 

With fresh vegetables from the neighbouring fields and the markets , and fresh fish from the neighbouring lakes .

You may purchase/bring stuff and ask the hotel staff to get them cooked .

Drinks – its better to arrange/bring your own .

Even soft drinks are not readily available everywhere , Stay prepared .

TIME TO VISIT BARANTI

Anytime of the year . 

Each season is different . 

Even the summer , with its scorching heat , is comparatively pleasant , because of the immense jungle cover and the lakes and the hills , At most you might have to sleep away the midday but the cool evening breeze makes up for all the pain . 

But best during Winter .

Second favourite seasons would be Autumn and Spring .

HOW TO TRAVEL WITHIN BARANTI OR FROM BARANTI

Public transport is not very frequent .

You may have to wait or ask the hotel people to arrange .

Its always better to make arrangement of your own .

Public transport is primarily auto rickshaw or trailer .

If you want a car , ask the hotel people to help .