Chintamoni Kar Bird Sanctuary, Kolkata (Calcutta)

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Chintamoni Kar Bird Sanctuary also known as CKBS (Narendrapur, 24Pgs(South), West Bengal,India) situated at south Kolkata and near Narendrapur Ramkrishna Mission. This is also known as Kayal-r Bagan. This place is famous for the place for birds. This garden is famous for availability of wide variety of birds, butterflies, ferns and orchids.

This is an 'Abhay Aranya, or Sanctuary, originally given the status in year 1982. Govt. of West Bengal took the initiative to make it open to the public and acquired it from private owners in October 2005 at quite a price. The area was notified as Narendrapur Wildlife Sanctuary vide G O No.3019-FOR dated 8 September 2004. It was later renamed as Chintamani Kar Bird Sanctuary vide G.O No.4300-FOR/FR/O/L/6C-3/04 dated 21.10.2005. This was an honour to celebrated sculptor Chintamoni Kar, who had for many years fought relentlessly to gain the status 'Kayaler Bagan' for the sanctuary.
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  • Its a kind of forest and you can watch birds mostly in the morning and you wont find them after sun comes out full.Good for a walk and good to have greenery in the midst of the city  more »
  • This bird sanctuary is situated on the outskirts of Kolkata. While coming from Garia you can take the N. S. C. Bose road. Cross Narendrapur Ramakrishna Mission and turn right at Rathtala More. This is...  more »
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  • This is my first time to a bird sanctuary so I was excited but I was not expecting much From this small bird sanctuary. This place is completely covered with dens tree which is great for birds. Once you entered into it you will feel like you are in some beautiful jungle and you will continuously hear the birds sweet noise. It's a great place for photographer as well as nature lover. I went with my canon 250mm zoom lens but it would be better to take 600mm or more if you have. Entry fee is 50 for adult No parking fee which is great No charges for camera Totally worth it Recommended place for bird photographer and nature lover.
  • An early morning visit should be the priority timing. Could stay there for a short period and spotted four different species of birds. While passing through the trails different birds were chirping in varying tunes and flying from one branch to the other. This unfailingly adds to the entire experience. Cherished!
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