Purulia district is one of the twenty-three West Bengal state districts in Eastern India. Purulia is the administrative headquarters of the community. Some of the other major towns of Purulia district are Raghunathpur-Adra, Jhalida and Balarampur.
Purulia has a hot subtropical climate nature and is characterised by high evaporation and low precipitation. Here the temperature is high in summer and average in winter, varying from 10 degrees in winter to 40 degrees. Rainfall defines the climate of the DistrictDistrict. Southwest monsoon is the principal source of precipitation in the DistrictDistrict. Here average annual rainfall varies between 1100 and 1500 mm. The humidity is high in the monsoon season, being 75% to 85%. But in summer it comes down to 20% to 35%.
Purulia district is all around associated with other cities and towns of West Bengal and neighbourhood states by road and rail transport.
The DistrictDistrict is served by three Rail connections offered by the southeastern Railways. One line runs from Jharkhand in the South through the District up to Asansol, passing through the Adra division. Another one-line runs between Bankura and Dhanbad also via the Adra Division. The 3rd line connects Purulia with Jharkhand. Important cities and towns like Ranchi, Tatanagar, Patna, Dhanbad, Lucknow, Howrah, Asansol, Durgapur, Bhubaneswar, Puri, Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai are now well connected with this District by railways. The Railway Divisional Headquarter Adra railway division, one of the significant rail division of the South Eastern Railway, is situated in the northeastern part of the Purulia district.
Road transport is another vital transportation medium here. District with Jamshedpur, Bokaro, Chas and Dhanbad. National Highway 60A (now NH 314) connects Purulia with State Highway 9 at Bankura and subsequently to NH2 at Durgapur. State Highway 5 also plays a vital role in the District’sDistrict’s transport network as it connects the towns like Raghunathpur, Adra, Santaldih and Neturia to NH2 Neamatpur and Asansol. Purulia has excellent road connectivity with Raniganj-Asansol industrial belt. South Bengal State Transport Corporation runs four buses from Purulia to Kolkata via State Highway 5, thus connecting towns and cities like Raghunathpur, Adra, Neturia to the industrial belt Asansol, Raniganj, Durgapur and Burdwan. There are also many private bus operators on this route.
Places to Visit in Purulia:
Branti reservoir or Muradi lake