Mandar Hill is about 700 feet high and is situated about 30 miles south of the town of Bhagalpur. There is a branch railway line ofthe Eastern Railway
connecting Bhagal- pur with Mandar Hill and Mandar Hill station is the terminus of the
branch line. Mandar Hill station is about three miles from Mandar Hill. There is also a
good all- weather road connecting Bhagalpur to Dumka, the headquarters of Santal Parganas
district, and Mandar Hill is about a mile from the road at a certain point.
A large number of passenger buses connect Bhagalpur with Dumka either way and Mandar
Hill is easily approachable by the buses as well. Mandar Hill is within the Banka
sub-division of Bhagalpur district and ekkas--light vehicles drawn by single horses-are
available at Banka and Baunsi as well. Baunsi is a growing township and has a more
salubrious climate than Bhagalpur and aspires to be a health resort. Baunsi is about five
miles from Mandar Hill towards Bhagalpur.
Author - P. C. Roy Choudhury