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
Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary is located in between the Teesta and Mahananda rivers. This Sanctuary is situated in Darjeeling district of West Bengal. Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary can reached from NJP in 30 minutes. Sukna, the gateway to the sanctuary, is only 14 km from Siliguri , 8kms from Siliguri and 28 km from Bagdogra airport.
This sanctuary covers over 159 squer kms. In 1959, it got the status of a sanctuary to protect the bison and Royal Bengal Tiger. It is considered as the most important sanctuary of North Bengal.
Lothian Island Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in south 24 parganas in West Bengal, close to G-Plot island. This island is famous as bird sanctuary for variety of bird species found here, including black-cpped kingfisher, curlew, white-bellied sea-eagle, tern and whimbrel. The wildlife in this sanctuary includes estuarine crocodiles, olive ridley sea turtles, spotted deer, jungle cats and rhesus macaques. Lothian Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the three Wildlife Sanctuaries inside Sundarban Biosphere Reserve, the other two being the Sajnekhali Wild Life Sanctuary and the Haliday Island Wildlife Sanctuary. This Wildlife Sanctuary is speard over an area of 38 sq kms on the island and surrounded by River Saptamukhi.
Nearest town is Namkhana, Gosaba is 50 km away.
Nearest rail station is Namkhana, Canning is 48 km away.
Nearest popular picnic spot is New Bakkhali.
Haliday Island Wildlife Sanctuary is also known as Haliday Wildlife Sanctuary. This is one of the three Wildlife Sanctuaries of the Sundarbans Biosphere Reserve, the other two being the Sajnekhali Wild Life Sanctuary and the Lothian Wildlife Sanctuary. It is located in south 24th parganas in West Bengal. The area is approximately six square kilometers.
Situated on the river Matla, many different types of flora and fauna exist within the wildlife sanctuary. Examples include spotted deer and wild boar. Royal Bengal tigers have occasionally visited the area as well.
How to reach
Nearest town is Gosaba, 50 km away. Nearest railhead is at Canning(48 km). Canning is well connected to Kolkata, by train.
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.
Ballabhpur Wildlife Sanctuary was established in 1977. This sanctuary is also know an deer park. This wildlife sanctuary is located near Santiniketan in Birbhum District of West Bengal. It is home to a number of deer including the Blackbuck and Spotted deer. This sanctuary covers 2 square kilometres area.
It is open from 10 am to 5 pm. It is closed on Thursdays
Accommodations in Ballabhpur Wildlife Sanctuary:
There are a few accommodations available near Ballabhpur Wildlife Sanctuary, including hotels and resorts. Some of the popular ones include The Sen Earth Village, The Majestic Resort, and The Sukoon Resort.
Nearby Places to Visit:
Bardhaman is a historical city located about 18 km from the sanctuary.
Kenduli is located about 20 kilometers from the city of Shantiniketan.
Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary is located at the Eastern Himalayan foothills in Alipurduar sub-division of Jalpaiguri district in the state of West Bengal. It covers an extensive area of 216 square kilometers and is a maze of grasslands, perennial streams, woods, extensive belts of tall grass and sandy river banks. The beauty of the forest lies in the fact that it is home to an amazingly wide variety of flora and fauna with some endangered species. The one horned rhinoceros in particular is the most famed one inhabiting the forest. Jaldapara was declared to be a wildlife sanctuary in 1914 to preserve the diverse flora and fauna of this land. Rivers Torsha, Malangi, Kalijhora, Sissmara and Chirakhawa have created banks along which the wildlife sustains itself.