Take a day off to go and have a picnic with your family in the small Sarongbari forest. It is one of the best picnic spots near Balurghat town. The people who love nature will find it very attractive as there is little encroachment by the people and almost no facilities. It is nature at its most raw. The forest department has constructed a small hut which has drinking water facilities; otherwise there is no human intervention.
For entering and visiting this place, you have to take permission from the BDO or Block Development Officer of Hili. The forest is maintained and managed by Hili Panchayat Samiti. The forest is a sanctuary for various fauna and flora species. Nowadays, the forest department has taken up a project for beautification of this forest by planting various flower trees and ornamental trees.
Sarongbari Forest as a Picnic Spot
If you are tired and exhausted with your hectic lifestyle, you can relax and unwind by making a visit to Sarongbari, a forest which is just 20 km away from Balurghat. It is one of the oldest small forests. It is also one of the best picnic spots in the district. But, there are no facilities apart from small huts which have drinking water facilities for the visitors.
You can also go for a simple and peaceful nature walk in this forest with your family and friends. A picnic group need to pay Rs. 100 as the entry fee for a day.
Best Time to Visit Sarongbari
The best time when you visit Sarongbari Forest is the months of February, March and December. The weather is mild and there is much humidity in the air. With the peaceful nature scenes and serene surroundings, you can relax and unwind your body, mind and soul and also bond with your family at the same time.
How to Reach Sarongbari
Sarongbari forest is one of the best picnic spots in the district where you can immerse yourself in natural scenery and peaceful surroundings. It is just 20 kms away from the Balurghat Town. You can take your private vehicle or go by bus or taxi. But make sure that you have the permission from BDO or Block Development Officer of Hili to visit the forest.