One April morning we board on a day trip to discover a part of Bengal not very far from Kolkata. First of all, it was not at all sudden though preplanned. We went there to attend one invitation. We move west, along Belgharia expressway and National Highway 6 commonly known as Mumbai Road. At Dankuni, we went straight towards Burdwan, and hence straight towards Durgapur keeping Burdawan left. We want to visit Bengal Village. Budbud Village near Kolkata we found.
Budbud Village near Kolkata
First of all, traffic is much less here also road is too good. Near Panagarh there is a village called Budbud, which is our destination for 1 night 2 days. We crossed Saktigarh and suddenly sight a new building with boundary walls on the left side of the road. The gate is closed and as we opened it and went in and finally we saw a board on the wall of the building Pathasathi, Budbud. Bud Bud is another small village of Purba Bardhaman district in West Bengal. It is nearly 30 kilometers from Durgapur Steel City and 36 kilometers from Burdwan town.
We stayed in Pathasathi at Budbud, A village near Kolkata. It is an initiative by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s to set up motels along the state and the national highway – named Patha Sathi – hence now spread across the state. All the 23 districts of Bengal now have Patha Sathi motels. Pathasathi motel, Bud bud has toilets and rooms where people can take rest and have their breakfast and dinner. The State Housing Department has set up the motel. Most noteworthy the motel run by women belonging to self-help groups (SHG). West Bengal govt helped the women to become financially self-reliant. As a result breakfast and dinner are prepared and served by women looking after the place.
The rooms are spacious and have attached toilets. Most noteworthy there are both air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned rooms. Resorts have come up in remote areas and beside the highway. So people visit them by road. Because the number of people traveling along highways has gone up, as a result, the necessity of motels for brief stays, where food is available along with clean toilets has gone up too.
Next day we visited the Panagarh Khetrapal Temple. Panagarh is the easternmost suburb of Durgapur, of Paschim Bardhaman district of West Bengal. Panagarh Airport constructed in 1944, during the Second World War. Similarly, it serves as a base for the Indian Air Force. In 2016, the new name was given of this Air Force Station in the name of Arjan Singh. One of the 62 cantonments in the country is located at Panagarh. Panagarh Khetrapal Temple is located in the cantonment area. Thorough checking was done in the entry gate. So you should prepare your all IDs like voter card/Pan card/Aadhar card etc. The name mentioned in the entry of the temple. The new shed constructed by the army for the benefit of other devotees.
First of all, from the entry point to the sculpture we saw various types of bells hung up. Devotees from various places come and hung up bells because the God fulfilled their dreams. On the right-hand side, there is a big pond. Just beside the pond, we have a family organized langar(free meal for devotee ) as God fulfilled their wish. Furthermore, there is a permanent shed to organize langar periodically. For that, you have to enroll yourself. Above all, in the main temple, there is the deity of Lord Shiva.
Finally, after crossing the Khetrapal temple we have seen Dakshina Kali Mata Mandir and another one Hanseswar Shiva Mandir.
DAB ( AC ) = Rs. 1000
DAB ( Non AC ) = Rs. 800