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Susunia Hill is located in Chatna subdivision of Bankura district of West Bengal. The lash green hill is famous for rich flora, fauna and medicinal plants. The holy spring at the foot of the hill, which is rich with minerals is a source of water for the surrounding villages. Susunia hill is one of the well-known fossil and archaeological site, fossils of Lions, Hyena, Giraffe and other wild animals has been found around this hill. The holy spring water comes out from an ancient carved monolith stone structure known as Narshima Stone
Susunia Hill is also a famous site for novice mountaineers. Rock climbing and camping is organised in the winter season. Many famous mountaineers started their journey from this twin hillocks. .
The Gandeshwari River flows down the Susunia Hill and one of the tributaries of the Darakseshwar River. Although the river looks like a small stream in other season but it gets full brimmed during monsoon.
The history of Susunia can be traced back to 4th century. The Stone inscriptions of King Chandravarman is found in the Susunia Hill, referring the place was ancient Pushkarana which is modern day Pakhanna. It is also believed that King Chandravarman had built a fort here but ruins could not be traced out. Susunia is an important archaeological site in Bankura district yielding Stone Age tools.
Susunia village itself is the house of many award winner master craftsmen of exquisite stone-carving. The works of those artisans can be seen at many makeshift handicraft stalls near the holy spring. You can buy some crafts carved out of white and black stone in the handicrafts stalls. Netkamla and Bindhyajam are the villages near Susunia which houses the famous Dokra art craftsman. Bankura district itself is famous for world famous Terakota art.
You can take the following trains from Howrah to Chhatna Station. Susunia Hill is only 10 KM from Chhatna Station. You can hire private vehicle to reach Susunia.
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