It is a non-descriptive Railway station located 5 km from famous destination of engineers IIT Kharagpur. Hardly any people know that this place is famous for many flower nursery gardens. There are at least 4 to 5 gardens are located here supplying varieties of flowers to many national and international destinations. Most famous of these gardens is Puspanjali Nursery in Jakpur.
If you have few free hours in the evening, planning to spend in a flowers gardens located in rural environment, then this is really a good hang out place for families during weekend.
Today is 26 the January, 2017. We plan to spend some free time in rural village for enjoying rural environment. I got some reference of this place from my friends. We set out from IIT Kharagpur campus by 3 pm and reach Kharagpur bus stand. From stand we take private auto to reach Puspanjali Nursery by 4 pm.
Puspanjali Nursery is build over a 20 acres land. It is big nursery and house of hundred varieties of rose. There is no formal entry tickets. You just step in and local nursery people helps you to locate different types of flowers. We found 2 rose gardens full of various types of roses. Besides you can see how nursery people are treating various types of flowers including roses.
We located a big pond located right in the middle of garden. Left side of the pond, there are many small gardens with varsities of flowers. On the others side we find fields cultivating saplings of flowers.
It is really worth to spend 1-2 hours there. We came out from nursery by 5:15 pm. We found a small village market near nursery. We finished our evening snacks there. While coming we could not find any transportation.we walked about 2 km to reach Jakpur station. And returned Kharagpur by Medinipur local.
Travel tips to reach Jakpur
1) It could be a popular picnic destination during winter.
2) You can reach Jakpur from Kharagpur/ Medinipur by local train and get down at Jakpur station. From here nursery is about 1.5 km located along the road connecting NH2 and jakpur station. You can reach there by 20 min walk or by auto. But we have found very few autos there.
From Jakpur, you can get up Medinipur local at 6 PM evening for Kharagpur, There are very limited trains stop at this station. Only slow Medinipur and Kharagpur local train stops here.
3) Pushpanjali nursery opening time till 5 pm
4) Best time to visit : during winter (December and January)
5) Other side of Jakpur station, you can visit famous Maa Manasa mandir. This is a popular pilgrimage destination.
Hence, if you have half day time, you can enjoy following things in Jakpur
B ) Puspanjali Nursery- a famous nursery
C ) Enjoy bucolic simplicity and village life during village walk.
D) Off course a popular picnic spots during winter.
For Jakpur Maa Manasa temple visit, please look into this blog post: