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Santragachi Jheel, Howrah
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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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  • This Jheel was really big once. Rail builds lots of roads to connect the platform and main roads. But recently they closed the 1/3 rd of the Jheel for its own purpose. So, its not appropriate for migr...  more »
  • It's the jheel just besides santragachi railway station. Well it was good before. And now a days it's becoming extinct and valueless due to industrialization. 
  • Great place to see migratory birds in the outskirts of Kolkata. This lake is located just beside Satragachi Station and is full of migratory birds in winter. But year on year the birds are reducing.