Senchal Wildlife Sanctuary is in the Darjeeling in West Bengal. It is one of the oldest wildlife sanctuaries of India. It was set up as a sanctuary in 1915. This sanctuary covers an area of 38.6 square km. Altitude of Senchal Wildlife Sanctuary varies from 4900 ft to 8,500 ft. Two lakes situated inside the sanctuary supply drinking water Darjeeling district. This is a popular picnic spot too. Continue reading
Sajnakhali Wildlife Sanctuary is in South 24 Parganas district, West Bengal, India. This sanctuary covers approx 362 square kms. Sajnakhali Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the three Wildlife Sanctuaries inside Sundarban Biosphere Reserve, the other two being the Haliday Island Wildlife Sanctuary and the Lothian Wildlife Sanctuary. It was set up as a sanctuary in 1976. The Sajnakhali Wildlife Sanctuary is home of rich population of water fowl, heron, pelican, spotted deer, rhesus macaques, wild boar, tigers, water monitor lizards, fishing cats, olive ridley turtle, crocodiles, Batagur terrapins, and migratory birds. This sanctuary is essentially a bird watcher’s paradise.
How to reach Sajnakhali
Boats are available for excursions, day tour and overnight tours – you need a guide and boat permits. Boats are available from various places.
Time to visit
The best time to visit this is from July to September.
Attractions in Sajnakhali
The visitor’s centre has a crocodile enclosure, shark pond, turtle hatchery and an interesting Mangrove Interpretation Centre.
Accommodation in Sajjakhali
There is accommodation available at Sajnekhali. There are forest rest houses and forest lodges here, that have to be booked in advance online though https://www.wbtdcl.com/. Other than this, there are so many private staying options are available into this island or near by island.
Ramnabagan Wildlife Sanctuary is in Burdwan district in West Bengal. Ramnabagan Mini Zoo in the Ramnabagan Wildlife Sanctuary spread over an area of 14.31 hectares.
This Wildlife Sanctuary was declared as reserved forest in 1960.
In 1978, this Sanctuary had been started as a deer park with six spotted deer and later it was declared as a wildlife sanctuary. Continue reading
Sutan is a forest region in Bankura, West Bengal which is an equally famous picnic spot and weekend holiday destination. Only 60 kilometers from Bankura town, the forest of Sutan is covered with Mahua, Palash, Piyal and Sal trees. Sutan Lake amidst the forest is the major attraction for tourists. The area is inhabited by the Munda, Bhumijra and Santhal tribes and it is quite interesting to know their lifestyle. An added advantage of visiting this area is the facility of boat ride on the lake while admiring nature’s beauty. There is a watchtower in the area to witness the activities of wild animals inhabiting the Dalma Pahar. Rimli Tourist Lodge and Trekker’s Hut are the accommodation facilities for visitors.
Bishnupur is Located about 32 kilometers
Susunia Hills is situated around 40 kilometers
Mukutmanipur is located approximately 70 kilometers
Rasikbil Bird Sanctuary is located on the foothill of Sintura Range of the Eastern Himalayas. It falls in Cooch Behar district of West Bengal and is basically a marshland or swamp which is famous for birds. The place is flocked by a large variety of birds and is therefore known as a bird sanctuary. It is spread across an area of 175 hector and also includes Aviary & Tortoise rescue center, python house, leopard house, crocodile rehabilitation center and deer park. The sanctuary can be visited throughout the year and is at a distance of 34 kilometers from Alipurduar; 45 kilometers from Cooch Behar and 212 kilometers from Siliguri.
Bibhutibhusan Wildlife Sanctuary also known as Parmadan Forest is located in North 24 Parganas in West Bengal. It is located on beside Ichamati river and covering an area is 0.68 square km. This is also famous for its children’s park and small zoo. A tourist lodge belongs to forest department of West Bengal is famous for weekends.
Bethuadahari Wildlife Sanctuary is located at Bethuadahari town. This area also knon as Nakashipara area of Nadia District in West Bengal, India. The sanctuary is located beside National Highway 34. This sanctuary covers 67 hectares and established in 1980.
This sanctuary has a large population of spotted deer (known as chital), jackal, fox, porcupine, and common langur. Bird species include parakeets, Indian cuckoos, barbets and other smaller birds. Reptiles and amphibians include pythons, monitor lizards and gharials can be spotted here. One type of small crocodile also can be seen here. The sanctuary is wonderful space for photographers and tourists. All should visit the place occasionally. The amazing rock python is the greatest attraction of the forest. This Sanctuary is a popular picnic spot too.
Ayodhya Hills in the district of Purulia, West Bengal is an amazing tourist destination known for its natural beauty. Ayodhya hills are an extension of the Dalma range in Jharkhand. Each year hundreds of tourists visit the hills to witness the scenic beauty of the forests in and around Ayodhya hills. The hills are covered with dense forests with a variety of flora and fauna. The dense forests are a home to different species of wild animals. Gorshabru is the highest peak in Ayodhya and stands tall at an altitude of 610 meters. The presence of numerous waterfalls amidst the forests makes them even more beautiful.
Bir Singh built the seven lakes named Pokabandh, Shyambandh, Kalindibandh, Jamunabandh, Gantatbandh, Krishnabandh, and Lalbandh in 1658. Lakes were made for drinking water and to protect the town from enemy.
As the name suggests the lake looks like a royal one because of its sheer size. A vast lake which is also home to a large number of birds both local and migratory Rajdighi is located in Malda, West Bengal. It is a favorite of the local people. During winter the area surrounding Rajdighi is crowded with people for picnic and also bird watching. You can also go boating with your group on the lake.