The site of present-day Purulia was part of Banga, one of the 16 Mahajanapadas according to the Jaina Bhagavati Sutra (c. fifth century CE) and was part of the land known as Vajra-bhumi in ancient times. During the Middle Ages, the area was considered part of the Jharkhand region. Purulia is one of the oldest regions in West Bengal and has rich cultural heritage. Surrounded by the provinces of Bankura, Midnapore and Burdwan It was 1956, nine years after India gained independence, when the Manbhum region was divided and the provinces of West Bengal and Bihar were established, under the International Coordination Act and the Transfer Orders Act. In November 1956, Purulia was established as one of the provinces of Western Bengal.
The Purulia tour revolves around existing hills, forests and its excavations as well as the remains of ancient buildings and temples. Tribal ethos enriches the mysterious charm and natural beauty of this land of red soil and red flowers of Palash.
The region has an area of 6259 km2.
There are 4 total villages in Purulia.
There are 115 total districts in the region.
There are 11 towns in total in the region.
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