Kulik (Raiganj) Bird Sanctuary, West Bengal
Some Quick Facts:
Location: near the Raiganj Distrtict
From Kolkata: 425 kilometers
From Siliguri: 181 kilometers
Total Area: approximately 1.30 square kilometers
Best Time to Tour: Throughout the year
Establishment Year: 1985
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According to many, Kulik (Raiganj) Bird Sanctuary is one of the largest bird sanctuaries in Asia. The sanctuary is themed for conserving birds, after all the sanctuary hosts almost 70,000 to 80,000 migratory birds every year! The figure is very pleasing for the bird lovers as there is hardly any other sanctuary that offers such vast range of birds.
The sanctuary is distributed is in small packets and surrounded by a lively river called Kulik. The dense deciduous forest at the Raiganj Sanctuary is really a treat to visit and spend times.
Kulik (Raiganj) Bird Sanctuary: Bird Illustrations
If you love birds and want to see their different species altogether, them Kulik (Raiganj) Bird Sanctuary is no less than heaven. You will find here bird species like duck & cuckoo, owl, woodpeckers, king fisher, sparrow, bulbul, dove and many more. In the indigenous species, you get to see drongoes, woodpeckers, kingfishers, owls, kites, flycatchers, etc. Also, do not miss out guest birds from other regions like egrets, open-bill storks, cormorants and night herons and so on!
The best time to view the birds is during October and November that is late summers and early winters.
Kulik (Raiganj) Bird Sanctuary: Offers lots more
At the sanctuary, apart from birds you get to several wildlife creatures and flora! You can find here the rare species of heronries and many more. In addition, in the forests you find several trees like Sisso, Simul, Siris, Akashmoni, Khair, Lali, Khadam, Minigiri, Jarul, Sal and many more!
People come here to spend their off times, leisure and also for exploring, adventures and for countless reasons. After all, this place offers the best payback to the tourists and visitors.
Raiganj Bird Sanctuary Tour Packages
At this moment we don't have any specific Tour package for Raiganj Bird Sanctuary, but our representative would be happy to assist you if you are planning to visit Raiganj Bird Sanctuary you can contact us with your query on the given phone numbers / email.
Tel + 91- 120 - 40526011 - 98 (88 hunting lines are available)
(24 hrs helpline) + 91 - 9212777223 / 24 / 25
Birds in Raiganj Bird Sanctuary
Rajganj bird sanctuary, second largest bird sanctuary of Asia is home to thousands of migratory birds. The migratory birds arrive from South Asian countries and coastal region from end of May to Ist week of July and depart from mid December to end of January. The nesting time is from July to August & egg laying from August to September.
The migratory spices include night herons, cormorants. egrets, open-bill storks, and indigenous birds as well. Resident birds like kingfishers, kites, flycatchers, owls, woodpeckers, drongoes, bulbul, sparrow, dove can also see in the sanctuary.
Kulik( Raiganj )Bird Sanctuary Travel Information
Location : Raiganj District, West Bengal.
Area : 1.30 sq. Km.
Time to Visit : Round the year
Establishment : 1985
Climate : Temperature Summer - max. 25, min. 21, Winter - max. 23, Min. 9.
Rainfall : 1,550 mm (July to September)
Altitude : 30 mts above sea level.
Languages : Bengali, Hindi, English.
How to Reach:
By Road : well connected roads. Direct bus services available from Kolkata (Dharamtalla terminal) to Raiganj.
By Rail : A direct train from Kolkata (Sealdah Station) to Raiganj is available (Sealdah-Radhikapur Gour Link Express).
By Air : Nearest Airport Bagdogra (Siliguri)-1 70Kms. Kolkata-450Kms.