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Satkosia – Wild Orrisa

Posted by on Sep 2, 2015 in jungles, kolkata | 0 comments

Satkosia – Wild Orrisa

Satkosia gorge wildlife sanctuary is a rare place of beauty where nature is at its bountiful in all forms of flora and fauna. Spread over an area of  795.52 sq Km it was declared Satkosia Gorge Sanctuary in May 1976. Here Mahanadi cuts right across the Eastern Ghats to form a magnificent gorge with wooded mountains of 1,500 to 2,500 feet in height on either side at Sitalpani. Saktosia Tiger Reserve was created in 2007, and comprises the Saktosia Gorge Wildlife Sanctuary and the adjacent Baisipalli Wildlife Sanctuary. The most interesting feature of Satkosia wildlife reserve is that of Gharial Crocodile Sanctuary at tikarpara and its quite an experience to see them swimming alongside during boat ride. This sanctuary is rich in biodiversity and wildlife with over 400 kinds of vegetations, elephants, bison, mouse deer, panthers, leopards and over 161 species of birds- both local and migratory. The landscape with its waterfalls Mohamayee  at Ramgaonnala  and bheemgarh at Baghmunda near Purankot is truly a paradise. Adventure lovers can trek to Satkosia Sanctuary, located at a distance of 37 Km from Pakdandi. The Satkosia Gorge is indeed an unique feature in geomorphology of...

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Myths of Sunderban

Posted by on Aug 21, 2015 in jungles, kolkata | 0 comments

Myths of Sunderban

The three most popular gods in the Sundarbans are Bonbibi, the forest goddess with a Durga-like figure; a tiger god named Dakshin Ray; and a Pir or holy man named Ghazi Miyan. Bengal tiger , the name synonymsly coming up with Sunderbans National Reserve is known for their cunning ferocity and swimming capabilities. They are distinct from the tigers from other parts of India with their smaller body size and all of them are man-eaters. The journey to sunderbans is to abide by its own set of rules. In response to the environment both Hindus and Muslims have evolved a religion comprising of Dakshin Ray , the tiger god who is in a war with bonbibi, the protector of humans. Gazi Miyan is said to intervene between them and divide the forest equally between tiger and humans. Elaborate dance theatre is performed where villagers don on tiger masks, and dressing up like goddess to perform based on the legends. Woodcutters and honey collectors perform worship to appease Dakshin Ray and ask for Bonbibi’s blessing before they venture into the fearful tiger territory. Sunderbans- with its myths, legends, rich history and a vast reserve of wildlife will always remain behind a veil of...

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Tajpur

Posted by on Sep 6, 2014 in kolkata | 0 comments

Tajpur

Tajpur is the latest addition in tourist map of Bengal. The prime attraction of Tajpur is its pristine sea beach fringed with a dense forest of tamarisk trees. The beach is infested with infinite number of red crabs which play hide and seek in the sand. Their presense makes the beach look crimson. There are fishermen’s villages in the vicinity, where one can observe the mundane life of fisherman. Just 1 km away is a lagoon with a pleasant surrounding. Tajpur offers various adventure sports options like para-gliding, rafting, rock-climbing and other activities. How to reach: Tajpur is 170 km from Kolkata. It takes three hours to reach Tajpur by car. Board a Bus from Esplanade (Kolkata) & get down at Balisahi after Chaulkhola.One can get down at Contai or Digha & get a pickup arranged from the hotel itself by prior information. Courtesy : Department of  Tourism ( Govt. of W.B...

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Maithon

Posted by on Sep 6, 2014 in kolkata | 0 comments

Maithon

Maithon has the biggest reservoir of the Damodar Valley Corporation. This dam, designed for flood control, has been built on the Barakar river.The lake at Maithon is spread over an area of 65 sq. km.The Dam famous for its natural beauty, Blue water, Green hills and colorful flowers surely is the main reason why most of the people visit Maithon. How to reach: From Howrah Station catch trains heading for Asansol or Kumardubi . Maithon is 30 km from Asansol. From Kumardubi, Maithon is only 9 km. By train one can also go from Kolkata via Barakar railway station. Maithon is 8 km from Barakar. Courtesy : Department of  Tourism ( Govt. of W.B...

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Cossimbazar Palace

Posted by on Aug 28, 2014 in kolkata | 0 comments

Cossimbazar Palace

The front façade of the Cossimbazar Palace as is now seen comprising two huge iron gates, railings front patio, carriageway, Staircase leading up to the North Verandah, Central Ball Room, and annexies were built in about 1850 by Nrishingha Prosad Roy the son of Jagabandhu Roy. The success of this Roy family was possible by their own merit, benevolence and hard work.The palace used to be protected by about 200 guards who were positioned at different locations, and 35 gardeners were engaged to look after the gardens and sprawling lawns and two tennis courts. Courtsy : Department of  Tourism ( Govt. of W.B )...

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Mahishadal Rajbari

Posted by on Aug 28, 2014 in kolkata | 0 comments

Mahishadal Rajbari

Mahishadal Rajbari is one of the finest tourist place in West Bengal. Here we can see the long line of palm trees,large ponds,famous temples and monuments. Very peaceful place. Mahishadal is famous historical place situated in Haldia subdivision of Purba Medinipur district in West Bengal.It is three and half hours drive from Kolkata. An excellent weekend getaway for the tourists. Mahishadal is only 16 km from Tamluk town where you can visit the Mahishadal Rajbari and the museum there, do boating in the attached park. Also give a visit to Geonkhali, a place 8 km away from Mahishadal, a perfect picnic spot at the junction (Mohona) of three rivers. Courtsy : Department of  Tourism ( Govt. of W.B...

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ISKON : The magical Mayapur

Posted by on Aug 28, 2014 in kolkata | 0 comments

ISKON : The magical Mayapur

Located on the banks of Ganges, 130 Km North of Kolkata across the Ganga River from the city of Navadvipa, amidst the rich paddy fields & lush greenery, Mayapur is situated in central whorl of nine islands of Navadvipa, which is of the form of nine petaled golden lotus.Located on the banks of Ganges, 130 Km North of Kolkata across the Ganga River from the city of Navadvipa, amidst the rich paddy fields & lush greenery, Mayapur is situated in central whorl of nine islands of Navadvipa, which is of the form of nine petaled golden lotus. Courtsy : ISKON...

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Duarsini Eco-Tourism Centre

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Duarsini Eco-Tourism Centre

An ethnic land with smell of wild. It is on the foothills of a mound, stands on the bank of rivulet Satgurum. This is located within Bundwan Block. This spot has great scenic charm clustered around by hillocks, forests and small rivulets. This place attracts large number of tourists. Recently, Department of Forest has constructed three ethnic type cottages (double bedded) for the service of tourists. Duarsini Eco Tourism Centre :- 10 km from Bandwan . 80 Kms from Purulia Town Forests and small rivulets like ‘Satgudung’ chustered around it. Ample scope of taking a forest safari through dense forest Nearest rail station Galudih, Jharkhand (30km) on Howrah Tatanagar line Courtsy : Department of  Tourism ( Govt. of W.B...

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Khairabera

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Khairabera

Khairabera is an Irrigation Dam amidst hills and forest at Baghmundi. It is a beautiful and pleasant place with high potentiality to be developed as an attractive tourist spot. It is suitable for picnic and film shooting. It is 29 km from Balarampur, Accommodation at Balarampur. Best time to visit – Spring, Rain, Winter Courtsy : Department of  Tourism ( Govt. of W.B )

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Gadiara

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Gadiara

Gadiara is a village in Howrah District of West Bengal. This place is the point of convergence of the Damodar, the Rupnarayan and the Hoogli rivers. Gadiara is a popular picnic and daytrip spot for locals and tourists alike. Visitors can enjoy boating in the Rupnarayan river. Both sunrise and sunset in Gadiara are really worth seeing because of its vast waterfront resembling a sea. But, today, the calm and quietness of Gadiara is gradually disappearing and becoming congested. There are regular ferry services to the other side of the river i.e., to Geonkhali in Midnapore and to Nurpur in 24-Parganas. Courtsy : Department of  Tourism ( Govt. of W.B...

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