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.
Mathaburu is a small village situated in rural regions of South-Western fringe of Purulia district of West Bengal. Barabhum is the best-known location and the nearest railway station, which lies just 13 km east from the Mathaburu Hostel. You will find Mathaburu Backpackers' Hostel in the middle of Sonajhuri Jungle just at the foot of Ayodhya Range of Hills (Click here for Google location).
Route 1: Reach Mathaburu from Kolkata by Bus (Hill Queen: 7278861247)
Route 2: Reach Barabhum Railway Station > From Barabhum take public transport to Tiger More (bus stop for Mathaburu Backpackers' Hostel)
Mathaburu is approximately 298 km (approx) from Kolkata (via Barabhum).
You can book directly from Izifiso site by clicking “BOOK MATHABURU BACKPACKERS’ HOSTEL” in the hostel section. Click on your stay option to check availability in your dates and then click on the “Book Your Stay Now” button and fill in the details. In case you are trying to book from mobile, you will have to check availability directly from the booking page.
Mathaburu Backpackers’ Hostel focuses mainly on experience. Once your booking is done we will take care of your stay and food. Izifiso serves packaged drinking water in our hostel. An evening walk through the villages could be a nice way to experience the cultural diversity of the local tribal people surrounding the Mathaburu Backpackers’ Hostel.
Backpackers' Hostel - Maximum 3 people can stay easily in these rooms. Rs. 1300/- per head per day including stay, food and packaged drinking water.
During booking, you will get 2 options: Half and Full payment. If you choose a half payment option, you have to pay the remaining amount before the day of your trip. We try to avoid spot booking and cash collection at Mathaburu Backpackers’ Hostel.
Mathaburu Backpackers’ Hostel has four common western toilets cum bath with 24 hours running water.
Yes. Izifiso provides electricity in Mathaburu hostel but try to consume minimum energy as possible and there is no power backup as of now. Izifiso provides fan and charging point in each room.
Izifiso serves lunch, dinner, evening snacks and breakfast (fixed menu) for every backpacker in our hostel. If you want to add or change something in your menu, you have to inform hostel-in-charge well in advance which again depends upon market availability.
Yes, you can carry foods, if you want to. Izifiso only provides foods as mentioned on our website.
Izifiso provides packaged drinking water at the hostel site for regular consumption. Still, you can carry water, if you want to.
Yes, Izifiso will provide sleeping materials like an adequate amount of mattress, pillow, bed sheet and blanket in Mathaburu Backpackers’ Hostel.
Yes. Izifiso loves kids playing and roaming around the hostel campus. So if you love adventure then you can bring your family and kids with you, we are sure they will enjoy our campsite.
Mathaburu is a nature lover’s paradise and nature has different looks at different time. If you love adventure, Rainy season will be the best time. On the other hand, winter will be the most pleasant of all in this nature camp but also is the busiest among all seasons.
You can try Doladanga, Gorgaburu Peak, Ayodhya, Jhilimili, Bishnupur, Garpanchkot and Mukutmonipur Dam.
Mathaburu Backpackers’ Hostel is an adventurous campsite providing experiences very close to nature. As alcohol consumption is injurious to health, we strongly discourage the drinking of alcohol in the campsite.