Bibhutibhushan Wildlife Sanctuary, also known as the Parmadan Forest, is in Southeast Bengal of West Bengal. It is popular as a picnic spot but is also considered a beautiful place for spending a fun-filled weekend trip. The beautiful Ichamati River flows through this 92-hectare sanctuary in North 24-Parganas. The Parmadan Forest is a safe heaven for a healthy population of nearly 250 deer.
Flora and fauna
- Travel to Bangaon (Bangaon railway station) or Ranaghat (Ranaghat railway station) from Kolkata (Sealdah railway station) by train and then avail the option of bus to reach Naldungri (Naldungri bus stand). From there, it is walking distance. By van rickshaw the rate is ₹10.
- By car, you need to drive along Highway No. 34 to reach Naldungri via Duttafulia. From Naldungri, you can reach Sanctuary either by walking or by a van rickshaw.
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 Ichamati 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 Ichamati River. Parmadan forest is also home to numerous birds and trees.
- Champadali D.F.O. Rest House and Dormitory (Located on the banks of Ichamati River), ☏ . 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.