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Kitam Bird Sanctuary – 112 kms fro...

Located between 1200 feet and 3200 feet above sea level and covered within a thick temperate vegetation of shrubland and Sal-chir and pine forests, Kitam is home to more than 200 species of birds and butterflies. The beautiful village of Sumbuk and its gladiolas fields, few age-old temples and the emerald green Rangit River make Kitam one of the most beautiful and untouched wilderness in the lower altitudes of Sikkim. Characterized by warm summers and pleasant winters, Kitam Bird Sanctuary bursts with a healthy population of residents like Rufous-necked Hornbill,...
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Choto Kolagachia, Sunderbans – 82 ...

This is a small riverside town at the confluence of Chota Kolagachia River and Rampur River on the fringe of Sunderban. A small busy Ferry Ghat ferries passengers and goods to different parts of Sunderban from here. Country boats pass through the river every minute carrying daily supplies of Sundarban and you can spend the whole day sitting in your guesthouse’s balcony watching the tides of the river, the passing boats and the setting sun. You can also take a walk in the nearby villages and witness the daily chores of the villagers, the fishermen bringing their...
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Mulkarkha Lake Trek, North Bengal

Mulkarkha Lake is a natural lake tucked in a remote corner of the forests of the Himalayan foothills of Northern Bengal. The most fascinating feature of this lake is the reflection of Mt. Kanchenjungha on its tranquil waters. The trek route to Mulkarkha Lake is one of the most exciting and untouched trails of the Himalayan foothills. You would come across 200 feet waterfalls, dense forests, enchanting views of Mt. Kanchenjungha, ageless Buddhist monasteries, remote villages, hundreds of species of birds, butterflies and flowers.  The Mulkarkha Lake is considered sacred by...
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Anden, Sombaria – 122 kms from Sil...

Anden is a heaven located high in the hills surrounded by forests overlooking the snow-cappped mountains. It is also one of the destinations from where you can take the famous Barsey Rhododendron Trek. Other nearby attractions include Jureli View Point, Gathang Waterfalls, Dodak Helipad, Devi Falls, Daramdin Sai Mandir, a Manghim and the market at Sombaria. You can also continue to other destinations of Sikkim like Rinchenpong and Biksthang is West Sikkim and Namchi in South Sikkim. A beautiful Forest Rest House with all modern facilities is the only accommodation in...
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Buxa Tiger Reserve, Terai – 150 km...

The Buxa National Park is a perfect stopover for tourists, who want to savor the flavor of green darkness, enriched with some exotic wildlife. The Buxa Tiger Reserve located in the Northern part West Bengal, nestles in the Buxa hills of the southern hilly region of Bhutan. The Buxa Tiger Reserve spanning an area of 760 sq. km. is located inside this highly famed National Park. The Buxa Tiger Reserve falls in the Alipurduar sub-division of Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal. The northern boundary of the reserve runs along the international border with Bhutan. The Sinchula...
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Fagu Tea Bungalow, Gorubathan – 75 kms f...

A hundred-year old British tea bungalow located on a hilltop surrounded by endless miles of tea gardens with breathtaking views of mountains – that is Fagu. Just 20 kms from Malbazar near the famous Gorumara National Park, Fagu Tea Bungalow is decked with period furniture, British colonial exterior, lush green lawns and verandahs with sloping roofs. It has three large luxury bedrooms, dressing rooms, modern toilets and boasts of fireplaces in every room. If you want to savor the splendor of nature, come to Fagu – the place is unique in itself and offers the...
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Bird watching spots near Kolkata

01. Indian Botanic Garden, Shibpur, Howrah (more details) The Indian Botanic Garden in Shibpur covers some 270 acres of land, located by the Hugli River and is some 230 year old. This place is indeed a heaven for bird-watchers as it houses a wide variety of bird species that also includes a small percent of water-bird species as well. Birds found here include Stork-billed Kingfisher, Rufous Woodpecker, Brown Hawk Owl, Bronzed Drongo, Black Bittern, Greenish and Yellow-browned Warbler, Lineated Barbet, Booted Eagle and Black-naped Oriole. Beside, some rarest species of...
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Rajabhatkhawa, Terai – 15 kms from...

Located just 15 kms from Alipurduar, Rajabhatkhawa is the gateway to the famous Buxa Tiger Reserve. Surrounded by emerald green forest and hills this scenic hamlet is an idyllic spot for experiencing green darkness. Serving as an entry point to nearby forests, this little town is bounded by rivers like Raidak and Jayanti. Numerous nature trails originate from Rajabhatkhawa and pass through dense forested areas in and around Buxa Tiger reserve. Bird watching, jungle safari, trekking and wildlife watching are the main activities here. Rajabhatkhawa and its surrounding areas...
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Jayanti, Dooars – 30 kms from Alip...

Imagine staying in a cottage amidst a lush forest overlooking a meandering river and the distant mountains. Jayanti is one of the last destinations in Dooars still untouched by mass tourism. Often termed as the “Queen of Dooars,” this heavily forested area is close to the famous Buxa Tiger Reserve known for its tigers, leopards, elephants, deer, peacocks and the historic Buxa Fort. Although the Jayanti River is mostly dry throughout the year, its shores of white pebbles add to the eternal beauty of the place. With the soothing sound of the Jayanti River blending with the...
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Taptapani, Ganjam – 50 kms from Be...

Rolling green hills, jungles washed by rains and clouds tucked within the distant hills – that’s Taptapani located amidst the forests of Ganjam District of Orissa, just 50 kilometres from Berhampur. Taptapani is mainly known for its natural hot sulphur springs whose water is considered to have medicinal properties and is capable of curing aches, pains and skin ailments like eczema and scabies. Taptapani is surrounded by beautiful hills of the Eastern Ghats, which is inhabited by the ancient tribes of Orissa. There is also a majestic Buddhist Monastery, a deer park and a...
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Chandbali, Bhitarkanika – 45 kms f...

Located in Bhadrak District of Orissa, Chandbali is one of the main gateways to the Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary. Shrouded in forests, rivers and distant hills, Chandbali is just right antidote for your stress. The picturesque Baitarani River flows beside Chandbali and meets the Brahmani River at a distance. Chandbali used to be a famous port during the medieval times but now it is a popular tourist spot. You can still find some of the remnants of the British period like anchor and cannons out here. From Chandbali, you can visit many nearby places like Dhamra, Aradi...
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Sonajhuri, Santiniketan – 165 kms ...

At Sonajhuri you can enjoy the lost charm of Shantiniketan with the winding village roads, untouched forests, Adivasi Villages, the Kopai River and the Khoai region. Sonajhuri is situated very near to the northern side of Visva Bharati, Santiniketan. Those who do not like the crowded Visva Bharati area but want the peaceful Shantiniketan then Sonajhuri should be the choice. The area is between the Shyambati Canal and the Sonajhuri jungle. With plenty of greenery along with Santhali settlements, and the famous Khoai region (canyon created by water and wind erosion) this is...
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Padua, Koraput – 130 kms from Vish...

A serene lake with an island surrounded by hills wrapped in forests – that’s Padua near Koraput in Orissa. Nature is abundant here with lakes, rivers, hills, forests, valleys and miles and miles of paddy fields. Spanning an area of around 50 sq. km, this charming location is nestled at a height of 3500 feet above sea level. It stands midway between Araku and Koraput and tourists visiting Araku, can easily make a trip to Padua just 30 km away. You can also reach Padua from Koraput, which is just 70 km away. In Padua, you can enjoy boating and angling in the Macchkunda...
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Chapramari FRH, Dooars – 72 kms fr...

Imagine staying in an old Forest Bungalow built within a dense forest. You have the whole jungle to yourself when you stand in the Bungalow’s balcony watching over the waterhole and salt lick where Bisons, Elephants, Rhinos, Monkeys, Peacocks and a whole lot of unknown birds come to quench their thirst. But, this is not all! From the Chapramari Forest Rest House (FRH), you can have a panoramic view of one of the oldest jungles of the Dooars region with the mighty mountain at its backdrop. A night in the Chapramari FRH with the mysterious sounds and squeaks of the jungle...
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Murti, Dooars – 84 kms from Siligu...

Murti is a picturesque tourist spot located on the banks of the Murti River in the Dooars region of Northern Bengal. Spending few tranquil days beside the knee deep snaking Murti River is a perfect break especially for those who are looking for some serenity and peace.  Murti is a great place for nature lovers and bird watchers. You can also take a dip in the crystal clear waters of Murti River or do some fishing whenever you like. Camping is the most popular activity in Murti along with hiking. The Gorumara National Park, which is home to Indian Rhinos, Wild Elephants...