Beliator is the census town of Bankura, in West Bengal. It remains well-known for being the birthplace of Jamini Roy. Situated by the river Shali, this place has an average elevation of 259 feet or 79 metres.
For those visiting Beliatore, Channder Graam remains a must-visit as it’s the birthplace of Jamini Roy, the famous India painter awarded with Padma Bhushan in the year 1955. Jamini Roy was one of the most famous student of Abanindranath Tagore. The folk arts fair featuring several interesting and intriguing specimens of artistry is an infallible attraction as well. Even more appealing are the decorations of this place, set under clear blue skies.
The place (Beliator) is famous for its Macho sandesh (a special sweet prepared from a combination of channa, chhatu or sattu, ghee and sugar). The two famous festivals celebrated here are Dol Purnima (Holi) and Dharmaraj jiu gajan (dedicated to Dharmaraj). Dharmaraj Temple is 3 km away from here.
How to Reach
You can avail buses or take your own car from Bardhaman to reach Beliator.
Where to stay
You can stay at the “Bon Bungalow” of Beliator. Those who have already stayed at this “forestry” retreat can vouch for the fact that there is a strange charm of staying at Bon Bungalow- amidst the relentless chirping of birds. There is a hamlet situated at 2 kilometers on the left hand side of the bungalow. The thick forests of Mahua, Piyasal, Shirish, Sal, Kendu, Sheemul, Akashmani and Minjir adorn the right hand side of the bungalow.
In order to book the bungalow you can contact or get in touch with the DFO of the northern Division. Here are the details:
DFO- North Division
Beliator has an interesting mix of traveling options. While on one hand, you can clearly immerse yourself in the unadulterated rural ambience by visiting the Chaander Graam, a night stay at the Bon Bungalow can be turn out to be equally exciting as well. So do visit this place to discover more!