Jhargram Raj Palace
The dynasty was founded around 1952 C.E.by Sarveshwar Singh who belonged to the Chauhan clan of Rajputs from FatehpurSikri. He along with his elder brother were generals under Man Singh of Amer and came to conquer Bengal when Emperor Akbar granted Subehdari of Bengal,Bihar and Odissa to Raja Man Singh . He defeated the local tribal kingswho were ruling the region knows as junglekhand . Even today to commemorate this victory every year an idol of tribal king is made and symbolically slain on the day of Vijayadashami. The kings had matrimonial alliance relation with 8(eight) Mahal kings. This custom was rearranged by Raja NarassinghaMalla Deb when the married the princess from Mayurbhanj royal Family of Orrisa in early 20th century.
Jhargram Rajbari is a blend of grand history and fascinating scenic beauty which has been enthraling the tourist for long time.
It is the shooting locatin of many famous bangali flims like Sannyashi Raja, Tintirettor-Jishu, Durgesgarer Guptadhan e.t.c.
How to Reach :
The nearest Airport is Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport, Kolkata, India, which is about 188 km to Jhargram.
Distance between Kolkata to Jhargram is 154 km by Train. From Howrah/Tatanagar avail the Express/Local Train to reach Jhargram Station. One train takes the minimum time to reach Jhargram from Kolkata 2 hours 24m.
Distance between Kolkata to Jhargram is 178 km by Road. From Kolkata via NH6(Mumbai-Kolkata Highway) by Car you can reach at Jhargram within 4 hour’s journey. It is at the Jhargram town.