Murguma is a small tribal village in Purulia district of West Bengal, India. In local peopleâ€™s tongue, the word means the home for the peacocks. It is an ideal weekend getaway situated in a beautiful natural environment and pristine landscape. There is a dam on the Saharjor river, which is the prime attraction of this place. Its lake is surrounded by hillocks and forests; all lying near the foothills of the Ajodhya Hills very close to the Begunkoder Village, a well known settlement in Purulia. Murguma Dam and its neighbouring forests together create a beautiful scene which every year attracts a lot of tourists, gradually taking interest in ecotourism. The dam preserves the water for common peopleâ€™s use, mostly in the sector of agriculture. Several tribal villages like Mamudi, Leva, Bamni, Lakhipur, Gurabera etc. surround the dam and its residents depend largely on the damâ€™s water for their daily fare.
How to reach: The place can be reached by hiring vehicle from Purulia or Jhalda.
Murguma is 43km from Purulia Station.
Ranchi Hatia & Chakradharpur Passenger for overnight journey
Rupasi Bangla express from Howrah @ 6.00 am
i) 14 km ride from Jhalda
ii) 58 km ride from Purulia sadar town
iii ) 22 km ride from station Muri
iv) 278 km from kolkata
Nearest station is Muri junction, Murguma is about 22 km away from here.