Over centuries, Shilavati River has carved hypnotizing lines on the rocky riverbed. As the river changed with time, an enormous natural stone structure has emerged out of the ancient riverbed for the nature lovers, with a view that never fails to bewitch you. As soon as you take a turn from the well-maintained road you are greeted with a narrow path made of red soil. That path curves through the Salboni forest range and opens to a view that you must witness at least once in your life.
The government has built a staircase that takes you right down to the river, which is nothing but a shadow of its century old immensity, and it can be crossed if you don’t mind knee deep water. Down there you will be engulfed by the riverbed, and the sky above will melt in the forest beside the river. Your photography-fingers will find it difficult not to be hyperactive. Taking strolls on the red jungle path is relaxing and you can find spots on the ground to rest when you tire yourself out.
Don’t miss out:
# If you are not in a hurry to get back home, lodge for the night at Bishnupur (34 km) in Bankura. Next morning you can start an experience-filled day amid the historical terracotta of Bengal. Click here to know more.
Distance from Kolkata Airport:
There are no nearby hotels where you can stay the night. Bishnupur is the most convenient place to spend the night. Click here to know about Bishnupur.
Without a bike or car, getting there can cause a lot of headache. We will strongly recommend you not to try any other mode of travel to get there.
We thank Himadri Roy for providing the images corresponding to the article.