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Few time in the lap of nature at Doladanga

From my trip to Mousuni, for the first time I heard a word Doladanga. After hearing  this word I don’t know why this word was working like 'Morichika' in a desert.anyway I didn’t expressed my curiosity about that place . But gradually I became too obsessed with that name as well as the place. 
    
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 I am there in the bank of Kumari River
However,  in google I started to search about the place, but google made me disappointed because there is no genuine info about that place. At last I called Gopal Paul, founder of Izifiso . Almost 72 hours I asked him silly questions as I am 'BONGO SONTAN'. Thanks to Gopal Paul who gave me a clear view about Doladanga.
Now the thing is that, I thought I might come across  with Doladanga with Mousuni group but due to some negative influence people were not going there. But I was very determined so I approached my dad & Mom . They were super excited and agreed to go with me. Immediately I booked train tickets from Irctc. As instructed by  Gopal Paul we booked  our Reservation till Bankura. It was 144 per head.
For bong tourist, Purulia means Ayodhya hills, Chow dance , Bagmundi hill as well as Bankura means Bishnupur & Susunia hill that’s it but Doladanga !!!!!!!!!where is it ????? 1st question I have faced from our local driver on around 4am in Bankura station. Immediately I called my camp incharge Subrata, then remaining part he managed . I understood that 1st we have to go Manbazar. That place was very known to my driver.
April 6th; we passed  through the city of red soil Bankura, google confirmed me weather it is sunny but I felt cold wind. Within few hours we reached to Manbazar through morning picturesque of Bankura.

In manbajar we meet Suman. He helped the driver showing road directions. Gradually we entered to the village area…. gradually roads  became muddy  & weather became cool.
Finally we entered the village where 9 families lived, name Doladanga. This is in between Purulia & Bankura border. Whole village was covered with dense forest along with Ucaliptas as well as 'Sonajhuri'.

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Endless Nature , Sonajhuri
My mom & dad were very  excited to see the soil-made home waiting for them & I got smell of wet mud; trees. I felt that I was in the lap of Mother Nature & I am safe here. Suddenly I saw something & thats look like a river but after that I confirmed that, that was flood plain of Kumari river. But it was looking like a river. There were three hammocks which was my Mom’s permanent destination.

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 muddy home
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 my mom’s permanent destination
After having breakfast (luchi & alur dom) I started to explore the village. I noticed there were particular 9 families. They were  from Mudikora tribe. I spent time with them. They were humble & talked with me. Basically they do farming, fishing. Some people were connected with Doladanga tourist spot.

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 welcome to Doladanga
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They welcome me
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  Cute One
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In Doladanga village we stayed over bagpacker camp of izifiso. Name of their camp is abokash. There is a story about that name. Few years ago SDO of manbajar took initiative to the improvement of that tribe group. They thought that the place might be a tourist spot, eventually they trained the local people of that village how to cook, how to behave etc. But unfortunately somehow that was obstructed. One night Gopal Paul came by bike at that place & next morning they looked that place & after that the whole plan was his idea. Every villagers of Doladanga was greatfull to him.

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Abokash ,The backpacker camp
Personally I was worried about terrified tempareture. But at 12.30 pm to 2pm tempareture ranges was 22- 26. I could not believe but it happened may  be because I am on lap of nature Doladanga.
 In afternoon we planned to watch a majestic sunset from a hunting island. I did not get to know the proper reason beyond this name. Anyway gradually sun stared to set & the golden hour has just started. At that moment we heard some sound. That was lots of bees,  they were returning home after all work as well as the birds came back to their nest. We started to get back to our camp.
It was a great experience for me. Where I can relate everything with Mother Nature. After returning to camp I told to Subrata, “could you switch of all solar light”. He did that. After that the scene was just marvellous. It was very  1st feeling for me.

Within few minutes snacks were given by them & some local music including all kinds of folk music with its beautiful explanation.

After that, main thrilling part was waiting for me. That was a night walk into the dense sonajhuri forest. Unfortunately we forgot to take the torch but the phone flash light  was enough. We maintain silence . We heard some sound & saw some foot prints of wild pig. We started our night walk from bank of kumari river & completed our it in bank of kanshabati river. It was a great experience for me.

Why I am coming here again?

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my favorite one

As I have a great interest in wanderlust, I love to travel & always believe the nature with zero expectations and after completing the journey I gain lots of unforgettable memory, meet with some amazing people. I got a  chance to interact with them.
I had no idea about Doladanga eka abokash bagpacker camp. I believed nature blindly & experienced great moments, meet with Subrata, our camp incharge as well as tribe mudikoda. The best part was, being a 21st centurion boy I spent a whole day in the lap of Mother nature with the tunes of birds and without technology.