Kanak Durga Temple
King Gopinath has built the temple which is estimated to be more then 500 years old. The king dreamt the idol of Goddess Kanak Durga, and he built the temple of the goddess. As the name suggests Kanak, the idol, is completely made of Gold and is 2(two)feet in hight. It is believed that human sacrifice formed a vital ritual during the times of the royal. Until and unless the sacrificial blood reached the Dulung River, the ritual continued.
Visit to Kanak Durga Temple gives a thrilling experience of natural beauty. It is about 14 km away from Jhargram town. The century-old temple is located in the forest beside a small charming river named Dulung. Several rare species of trees, birds and monkeys can be seen here. There’s a spot called Kendua on the way to Kanak Durga. Migratory birds visit the area in winter. A half an hour visit through the dense forest gives a charming experience.
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 about 14 km away from Jhargram town by road.