The Trikut Pahar, as the Trikut Hill is popularly known in the local dialects is a comparatively small peak at an elevation of 2500 feet. However, the single hill is an assimilation or conglomeration of 3 peaks that stand together in the form of a trident and hence contributing to the name of the hill, Trikutachal. It is situated in the newly formed state of Jharkhand that was carved out of its parent state of Bihar. The foothills of the Trikut hill are encircled by the Mayurakshi River which flows majorly through the state of West Bengal, just adjacent to Jharkhand, before eventually emptying out into the Hooghly River and joining the Ganges.
The origin of the Mayurakshi River, the substance of many popular literary epithets and texts in Bengali culture and tradition has its source of origin in the Trikut Pahad or Trikut Hill in English. The Trikut Pahad is also a significant location for its natural elevation for solar power projects as well as a very ambitious ropeway project that it can be accessed by which provides a panoramic view of the scenery and landscape around.
The Trikut Pahad itself also provides for great view and is an ideal spot for photographic exploits. It is covered by clouds in the rainy seasons and gives rise to many rivulets and streamlets that form from its slopes and continue as waterfalls before emptying into Tapovan, the spot for the famous Tapovan Mahadev temple, the revered shrine of the Hindu deity Shiva.
Trikuta Hill open at 06:00 AM to 06:00 PM
150 INR per person (less than 10 minute ropeway journey)