Nestled in the land of red soil and green mounds, Mathaburu is one of the peaks of Ayodha hills in Purulia district of West Bengal. The area is known for its secluded wilderness and rich cultural festivities. Mathaburu has always been a magnet for trekkers and devotes alike for its serene natural beauty, challenging landscape and mythological history. During the summer months the fiery red of the ‘Polash’ flower drapes the valley in a majestic almost surreal beauty. Because it is an elephant corridor and a reserve forest the area is thronged by wildlife and birds making it a nature lover’s paradise. Due to its mythological significance a number of festivals are celebrated here like the Tusu festival and the Makar-sankranti festival during winter. The rich cultural heritage of the tribal people is an experience in itself. Also this part of Purulia is the birthplace of the famous masked martial danced performance called “Chaunach”.
The Mathaburu Backpackers' Hostel located in the middle of a sonajhuri forest at the foot hills of Ayodhya is your refuge in the lap of nature. Our hostel will provide you a comfortable stay with a peek into the tribal lifestyle. Apart from this we have tents which will add adventure to your stay.
Feed your Backpacking Soul
11:00 A.M. Check in Welcome Drinks (Nimbu Pani)
01:30 P.M. Lunch (Rice, Dal, Vegetable Curry, Fish Curry/ Egg curry)
06:00 P.M. Evening Snacks (Vegetable Pakora, Puffed Rice, Tea)
09:00 P.M. Dinner (Rice/Roti, Dal, Vegetable Curry, Chicken Curry)
08:00 A.M. Breakfast (Puri, Vegetable Curry, Tea)
Mathaburu Backpackers' Hostel is well connected with both Rail and Road.
Bus service is available from Kolkata to Mathaburu (Hill Queen: 7278861247)
Trains for Barabhum (Nearest station to Mathaburu):
HOWRAH to BARABHUM:
Howrah Chakradharpur Passenger (58011) 23:05 HWH-06:59 BBM (All days)
Lalmati Express (12865) 08:30 HWH-13:33 BBM (Tuesday, Saturday)
Howrah Ranchi Intercity express (22891) 12:50 HWH-18:00 BBM (Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday)
HOWRAH to PURULIA:
Howrah Purulia express (12827) 16:50 HWH-22:20 PRR (All days)
SHM GKP Express (15021) 20:20 SHM- 01:45 PRR (All Days)
Rupasibangla Express (12883) 06:25 SRC- 11:50 PRR (Tuesday)
Samarsata Express (12152) 21:15 HWH-02:37 PRR (Friday, Saturday)
PBR Kaviguru Express (12950) 21:25 SRC-02:37 PRR (Sunday)
SRC ANVT SF Express (22857) 08:55 SRC- 14:25 PRR (Monday)
From Barabhum Station Mathaburu Backpackers' Hostel is around 14 Km ( Contact Tarak: 9614161528)
This quaint little place will take you to a whole different world of rustic natural beauty, rich culture, fairs and festivals and simplicity of life. The best part of the camp is to be able to experience nature and culture together. If you are a nature lover join our team for the offbeat nature trails in to find out hidden falls or streams or trek the Mathaburu peak if you are looking for some raw adventure. Also be ready to explore the area through your macro lens or your binoculars. An evening walk through the villages could be your kaleidoscope to the cultural diversity of the tribal people. In the evening rest your tired muscles by the warmth of the campfire and experience the local culture like a ‘chau nach’ or ‘santhali dance’ performance. As night falls the soothing music of the night will lull you to a peaceful sleep under the glittering sky of a million stars.
The tribal community of Mathaburu has the distinct folk culture of Jhumur, Tusu and bhadu songs like rest of Purulia. The Charida village which is only 12km from Matha is famous for its skilled mask makers of the celebrated dance form of the region, ‘Chau’ dance. The main livelihood of the people is farming.