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Simultala is a hamlet in Bihar in India. It is a relatively undeveloped rural area, so may be of interest for tourists looking for a quiet, out of the way place with a pleasant climate.

UnderstandEdit

Shimultala, though on the Main Line of Eastern Railway, is yet to develop. It is still a virgin country with valleys, hillocks, brooks and rivulets. Electricity and mobile phone coverage are both scarce. Here you get tranquility, solitude and peace seldom found else where. Visit here to get a refreshing weather anytime of the year.

Get inEdit

By railEdit

Simultala is 348 km from Howrah. It is on the Howrah-Delhi mainline route. Some of the trains which stop at Simultala are as follows.

  • 8622/8621 Hatia Patna Pataliputra Express,
  • 8183/8184 Tata Danapur Express,
  • 3007/3008 Howrah Sriganganagar Udyan Abha Toofan Express,
  • 3049/3050 Howrah Amritsar Express,
  • 8608/8607 Ranchi Baidyanathdham Express,
  • 3039/3040 Howrah Delhi Janata Express,
  • 3019/3020 Howrah Kathgodam Bagh Express,

Get aroundEdit

There are picturesque places around to make the journey to Simultala a worthwhile experience. To visit places around, auto rickshaw, hired car, cycle rickshaw and tongas are available at the railway station. Regular auto rickshaw runs from Simulatla to "Telwa bazar", which is a market 4 km from the Simultala railway station, and the largest market in the area.

SeeEdit

  • Haldi Jharna (3 km from the city centre).
 
Naldanga palace, Lattu Pahar
  • 1 Lattu Pahar, Tola Narainpur (2 km from the city centre). A Hindu temple on a hill 1,000 ft (300 m) above sea level.
  • Raja Bari (Raja Kothi) (2 km from the city centre).
  • Soikitia (3 km from the city centre).

BuyEdit

EatEdit

Chhanna-murki or chena murki is very famous and delicious sweet. White rasogulla and lengcha (red long sweets) are other sweets. Gulab Jaamun, Bundiya, Nimaki, Ganthiya are common sweet snacks.

Kachaudi and Jalebi are breakfast staples here. A typical lunch includes rice, daal, sabji and aaloo chokha. For dinner, roti and sabji with some milkmaid items, like kheer, sewayi, halwa are typical.

SleepEdit

  • Apoorva Vas, +91 6349-256005. Get familiar and eco friendly environment. ₹200-500.
  • Hotel Srijoni. ₹200-400.
  • Sundar Kannan (near railway station), +91 6349-256005, +91-9631343703. Check-in: 7am, check-out: 7am. ₹100-150.

Stay safeEdit

There had been Naxalite terrorist activity in the area, but things have improved since the early 2010s. Nevertheless, if possible, stay in Telwa bazar, Jhajha or Deoghar instead of Simultala. Enjoy the day only, as electricity is a big problem there. So is transport: only trains can help you.

Go nextEdit

  • Deoghar – 20 km (by train)
  • Jhajha – 18 km (by train)
  • Madhupur – 54 km (by train)
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