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Santragachi Jheel, Howrah

(1.6/5 based on 25 reviews on the web)
Just a 20 minute drive from the center of Kolkata lies a 13,75,000 square feet lake, known as the Santragachi Jheel. Winter months (October to March) draw 4000 to 5000 ducks and moorhens to this safe haven. What is really the key feature of Santragachi is the protection that these birds receive at this small lake. Unless you visit Santragachi and see the unconcerned way in which the normally wary birds move about, you can never appreciate the miracle of Santragachi. And the credit goes to the Indian Railways who own and maintain the lake ( Water Hyacinths are a major problem) and more particularly to the local residents who take pride in protecting the birds.
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  • A very good place to see migrating birds at howrah. Civic body has done a good job for maintenance.A must visit with bird lovers.  more »
  • During winter lots of migratory birds come here and they are delightful to watch. Very near to Kolkata city.  more »
  • The first thing to mention is the route. The g - map route is so misguiding that while returning i banged onto a blind lane ! How could a place of tourist importance be reached through those blind lan...  more »