Junput travel guide: Food, accommodation, attractions and activities

Are you planning for a nearby weekend destination this month? Junput connects well with trains and buses from Kolkata and other major cities of India. It takes only four to five hours to reach there from Kolkata, West Bengal. This article provides you handson information about Junput at east Midnapore. You would also find out how to get there, its major attractions, accommodations, activity, food and drink.

Junput is a village in the east Midnapore region. The grove of casuarina trees create musical notes along with the breeze in the serene locality. The surrounding atmosphere adds to the joy of being in a place where one could find oneself in one's loneliness and thoughts. Most of the people living here are fishers by profession. Two Kilometers away from here the eyes could see water bodies all around the region and red crabs crawling on the sea beach.

How to get there?

The buses or trains available for touring Bankiput could also be used for the weekend tour to Junput. First, you need to reach Kanthi or Contai. It is 146 kilometer away from Kolkata. Learn more about how to reach Contai and tour Bankiput from our website. The distance between Kanthi or Contai and Junput, is nine Kilometers. Though trekkers are available as conveyance, but it would be advisable not to travel with them. Buses are better for the purpose. If you book a resort before and ask for an escort they would send the car at the station or at the bus stop. Of course, they would do this favoring some conveyance charge. This could range from RS 300 to RS 350.


Only a few resorts are available in and around Junput. Out of these, one of the oldest and the most reliable one is the Junput resort. It is only one Kilometer from the Junput market. The hire for a double bedroom ranges from RS 600 to RS 700. Alternatively, if you opt for an AC double bedroom, it would cost around RS 1000. It has the best dining place and the food that gets served here is simply delicious. One negative point is one may have to come across frequent power failures.


One of the prime attraction why people, crowd here, is the sea. To reach the seashore you need to walk around for a few more minutes and cover around two Kilometers. Besides, the pine forests, Dariapur lighthouse, Kapalkundala temple are the other prime attractions. Moreover, you may visit places like Tajpur, Mandarmani, Dgha all lying in a hour's distance from the place. If you hire a rickshaw to visit the surrounding regions, it may charge you around RS 200. These rickshaws are motor expedited van rickshaws. Sitting on the wooden bench and viewing the surrounding regions including the green villages and seaside would be an unique and an interesting experience. Moreover, the early sunrise and the evening sunset attracts most of the visitors here and one sight that deserves notice here.

Dariapur lighthouse and Kapalkundala temple: From Contai buses are available for Rasulpur. Board a bus and get down at Petua. Dariapur is at four Kilometers from Petua. Here, you would find the famous Dariapur lighthouse and Kapalkundala temple. The lighthouse stands 75 meter tall and the amazing view from its top would win one's heart. Though restored in the recent past, the Kapalkundala temple is in its ruin. Once Bankim Chandra Chatterjee had written the novel 'Kapalkundala' on this temple.

Activity, food and drink.

The one best activity that you may enjoy doing here is to walk round the sea beach and through the green pine forests. Besides, you may sit at the serene sea beach in a tranquil atmosphere whilst it pleases you. Undoubtedly, the one best place for arranging a small picnic with the near and dear ones. You may swab your taste buds on the fish like the pomfrets and the lobsters. Besides, the fresh fish and the dry fish are also available from the local markets. Moreover, you may also quench your thirst with fresh coconut water easily available all around the region.


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