If you’re one with great admiration for and enthusiasm to explore the diverse wonders rooted in indigenous culture, you can begin your quest for culture at Charida, West Bengal, the home of the mask makers. Curious already? Read through as Izifiso takes you on a trip to discover one of the most traditionally rich, creatively historical places of Bengal.
Known popularly as the ‘Mukhosh Gram’(village of masks), Charida is the place where the supremely talented artisans, from generation to generation, have passed down and practiced the art of mask-making to be used in the very famous Chhau dance that has its origins in Purulia. Resembling various Gods and Goddessed and mythological characters, Chhau masks are made with great skill and organised processes that have earned them the global fame as one of the most creative and engrossing arts to be practiced in India. Chhau dance as an art form has also earned tremendous popularity worldwide. All this and more to be witnessed from the front row seats at Charida, where you can visit the various mask making workshops and the established mask museum to explore the wonderful intricacies of the cultural heritage of Chhau as an artistic dimension hailing from the very pastoral, humble indigenous roots of Purulia. Moreover, you could also satisfy your wanderlust as the village lies as nearby the majestic Ayodhya Hills, a popular tourist spot for the mountain-lovers. Still contemplating? Book now!
Mukhosh Gram Charida, Purulia
NEAREST RAILWAY STATION: Barabhum(28 km)
NEAREST BUS STAND: Baghmundi (2.5 km)
Mukhosh gram museum
Friends Stay(1500/-per head) : 4 people per room, Attach toilet
Family Stay(1500/-per head) : 4 people per room, Attach toilet
Children : 0-4 yrs Free
5-10 yrs 800/-
DETAIL TIMING :
11:00 A.M: Check-in & Accommodation allotment
Welcome Drinks (Nimbu Pani)
01:30 P.M : Lunch (Rice, Dal, fry, Vegetable Curry, Fish Curry)
06:00 P.M : Evening Snacks (Veg Pakora/peyaji,Cha/coffee)
09:00 P.M : Dinner (Rice / Roti, Vegetable Curry, Chicken Curry)
08:00 A.M : Breakfast (Roti/Parota, Vegetable Curry, Boiled Egg, Tea)
10:00 A.M : Check-out
1. How to reach the campsite?
Barabhum is the nearest railway station, then you can reserve a car which will cost you (800/- to 1200/-) depending upon the seating capacity of the car, else you can reach Baghmundi from Kolkata or any bus terminal to reach the campsite.
2. What are the staying option available at the campsite?
Family stays and Friends stays are available at Charida Village Homestay.
3. What will we get at this price?
Accommodation, Food, and mineral water are included in the package, but you can order Chicken Barbeque, campfire, and other foods at the campsite depending upon availability.
4. Facilities available at the campsite?
They were running water and western toilets. Car pickup-drop facilities on request are available at the campsite.
5. Safety at your campsite?
As local people run our camps, we can assume they are the best person to provide safety.
6. Alcohol consumption?
Charida Village Homestay is an adventurous campsite providing experiences very close to nature. As alcohol consumption is injurious to health, we strongly discourage the drinking of alcohol at the campsite.
7. What are the nearby places we can visit during our stay?
Nearby places that you can visit from the Campsite is Khairabera, Pakhi Pahar, Ajodhya hills, etc.
9. How to book the campsite?
You can book directly from our website by checking availability on your planned date and clicking on the book now button.
10 . How can I cancel or change trip dates?
You can cancel your booking anytime from your profile page on our site. Check the video for reference. Please also check the policy before canceling your trip.