A popular picnic spot in the southeast region of West Bengal, Bibhutibhushan Wildlife Sanctuary, also known as the Parmadan Forest, is also considered a beautiful place for spending a fun-filled weekend trip. The beautiful Ichhamati River flows through this 92-hectare sanctuary and a safe heaven for a healthy population of nearly 250 deer.
Flora and fauna
Naldugari is the main point to reach the sanctuary. From Naldugari, you can reach the sanctuary either by walking or by a van rickshaw. By van rickshaw, the rate is ₹10.
Go to Bangaon or Ranaghat from Kolkata (Sealdah railway station) by train and then avail of the option of the bus to get to Naldugari.
Drive along State Highway 3 to reach Naldugari via Duttafulia.
Fees and permits
₹50 is the entry fee per person for entering this sanctuary.
- Watch the deer. The best time to watch them is when they are fed by the forest officials. Their feeding time is at 4PM and 9AM.
- Apart from strolling in the forest and watching the Langurs fooling around, you can visit the local villages and enjoy a boat ride down Ichhamati River. The Bibhutibhushan Wildlife Sanctuary is also home to numerous birds and trees.
Apart from strolling in the forest and watching the Langurs fooling around, you can visit the local villages and enjoy a boat ride down Ichhamati River. Parmadan forest is also home to numerous birds and trees.
- Champadali D.F.O. Rest House and Dormitory (Located on the banks of Ichhamati River), ☏ +91 33 25520968. Booking has to be made in advance. Contact: Divisional Forest Officer, North 24-Paraganas Division, P.O. Barasat, Dist. North 24-Paraganas Double-bed room costs ₹250, 4-bed room costs ₹400 & 7-bed dormitory costs ₹600.
|Routes through Bibhutibhushan Wildlife Sanctuary|
|END ← Krishnanagar ←||N SW||→ Bangaon → Kolkata|