Location

Location

Shomi-Brikkho-3

Shami Brikshya

In Mahabharata it is said that the Pandavas in incognito, took shelter in the palace of King Birat, ruins of which are seen at Bairhatta - a village in Harirampur PS. It's also said that here Kichaka, the army chief of King Birat, was killed by Bhima, A tank at Bairhata is still called Kichaka Kunda. An ancient shami tree, is also seen at the entrance of the village, in which Nakula is said to have kept the arms of the Pandavas hidden before entering the Palace.
The place is approximately 22.5 kms (Bairhatta) from Kushmandi via SH 10A and Hatiduba Road and takes 32 mins by road. The place can be accessed by a car.