Deul is a combination of nature and cultural heritage of West Bengal

Deul is nature resort located on the right bank of Ajay River, on the backdrop of Gurjanjal forest. River Ajay flows on one side and the other side is tropical forest of year old dense Sal trees. If you like the scenic beauty of tropical Bengal this place is must see. Away from the city crowds, speeding vehicles a picturesque hamlet offers fresh air with full of life.

Deul’s history can be traced back to 1500 AD.  Gopraj Ishwar Ghosh, who was also called Ichhai Ghosh was a hardcore devotee of the Shakti (Power). The Istadevi (personal god) of Ichhai Ghosh was Shyamarupa. Ichhai Ghosh flourished during the era of Mahipala, the pala emperor. The Cholas attacked Gouda under the leadership of Rajendra Chola and at the same time Mahmud was plundering and defeating the Hindu kings of western India. The pala emperor was losing its ground and disintegrating. Samamta Sen of Rurh, Ranasura of Dakshin (south) Rurh and Govindchandra of Vanga became totally independent kings and separated themselves from the pala rule. During that period Ichhai Ghosh defeated Karnsen, the king of Senbhum, and his capital Trisasthi Garh came under the rule of Ichhai Ghosh. Much later, Lausen, the son of Karnsen defeated and killed Ichhai Ghosh in the forests of Garh.

The deul(temple) of Ichhai Ghosh is a 500 year old temple still stands erect with its glory and dignity. Interestingly the temple does not have an idol in it.

Jaydev and Kenduli , the birth place of famous Bengali poet Jaydev is located on the other bank of river Ajay. This place has developed as a religious place with many temples and hermitages. The Baul mela is held during Makar Sankranti. Walk to cross the river through a Vassa pool(floating bridge) or a boat during the monsoon.

Osho Says "A Baul is a flowering. A Baul is a flowing energy. The Baul is not a seeker, the Baul is one who has found. The Baul is a SIDDHA: one who has looked into life and realized that all is available and there is no need to seek. One has just to participate in this mystery called life. He dances, he sings, he enjoys, he is blissful for no reason at all." Although dancing and singing Bauls can be found anytime in Jaydev-kenduli who spreads the message "being human" is the only religion, best time to visit this place is Makar Sankranti. Walking through the forest of Garh or the bank of Ajay River can be an overwhelming experience. If you are lucky you may find wild peacocks, deer's, foxes even elephants in the garh forest.

How to Reach Deul:-

The nearest airport is Kolkata
170 Km from Kolkata. Take Durgapur expressway to reach Burddhaman, pass through Panagarh, after crossing Panagarh you will reach Darjeeling More. Take a right turn from Darjeeling More and drive towards 11 Mile, take left from 11 mile to reach Deul. It is around 9 KM for 11 Mile. Alternately you can drive beyond Darjeeling More and reach Muchipara More. Take a U tern from Muchipara more and take the Ara Shivpur road which is just 30 meters from the U tern. Drive straight in this road to reach Shivpur. Deul is 3 KM from Shivpur.

You can take the following trains from Howrah and reach Durgapur station. Although Panagarh is the nearest railhead, we do not recommend Panagraph as most of the Express Trains does not halt. You have to hire a private taxi to reach Deul from Durgapur Station.

Train Schedule

A/C Volvo, Deluxe and ordinary buses operated by state and private available from Kolkata (Esplanade) to Durgapur City Center Bus Terminus. Mini buses ply from City Center to Shivpur. You have to arrange a private transport from Shivpur to reach Deul.
The Deul Park Eco Resort Durgapur is located on Barddhaman Zila Parisad land and on the bank of Ajay River. A/C and non A/C cottages and rooms are available on reasonable rent. The hotel had accommodation in the form of double and four bed   For online reservation of rooms Book Your Room
Try Bengali food, which is cheap and best. A nice dining room in the nature resort serves all Indian and Continental food.
This all-weather tourist spot can be visited anytime during the year. Avoid summer, due to tropical climate it is very hot in summer.
1.Relax and enjoy 
2. Walk along the banks of the Ajay River 
3.Walk along the dense forest of Garh 
4. Shyamarupa Temple 
5. Joydev and Kenduli
6. Listen to Baul Songs
7. Try out fishing in Ajay River with the help of locals
8.Take a bath in Ajay River (not in rainy seasons) – consult the resort Manager
9. Enjoy the cool breeze in the bank of Ajay in the evening
10. Childs can enjoy the entertainment facility at the resort, like swing, slip etc.

1.Durgapur
2.Santinekitan 
3.Darwanda,Randiha 

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