It was the first long weekend of May. Getting bored by daily office life, me and my wife decided to go for a long bike trip to Baranti. Depending upon few feedback, we had decided to stay at Aranyak. On the way we called the owner Mr. Mukul Das and luckily got a room.
We reached around 5 PM. The caretaker Ganesh welcome us with Tele-Bhaja Muri and tea. It was like a home stay. Room was big enough, not so much well decorated, but neat & clean.
Baranti was amazing and far away from common humdrum of city life. We went near the dam to enjoy the sunset. Till 7.30 we were there and then returned back to the resort. Till 11 pm, we enjoyed the silent night with gentle breeze on the balcony and garden in-front of the resort. Dinner was very tasty alu posto, chicken, rice/roti, chatni.
Next day morning we went for JoyChandi Pahar, Garh Panchkot and Biharinath. We completed those before lunch. Afternoon we visit nearby forests and before sunset reached near dam and back to resort @ 7.30.
It was a full moon night. Some of our friends suggested us to visit dam at night. The resort guys also assured us that it's completely safe. Around 10 we again visited the dam. It was awesome and the most beautiful part of our visit.
This hotel (rather the home stay) is very friendly and situated in a very peaceful area. Mainly Ganesh and his father (they are from nearby village) maintain it. You'll get a home like atmosphere here.
1. Safe for family, children. The hotel costs around 800-900 per room.
2. As per the local guys, it is a peaceful locality, no political problem till now.
3. Must try Alu Posto, cooked by Ganesh.
4. Jay Chandi, Garh Panchkot, Biharinath, Maithon, Panchet are within 30 Km.
5. Only summer time is off season. All other seasons even on weeks days resorts are almost full. So better to book it before journey. No spot booking done to avoid any harassment.
6. Restaurants are not available nearby, better to order lunch/dinner in resort. Aranyak charges around 200/- for food per day.
7. Google map will show one left from Raniganj (through Mejia), as the road condition is bad you can avoid that. Better go left from Asansol.
8. I'll recommend it as I like to avoid any chaos.
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