Bibhuti Bhushan Wildlife Sanctuary
Bibhuti Bhushan Wildlife Sanctuary (Parmadon) is just over three hours drive from Kolkata and is popular for deer, snakes and varied species of birds. Located on the banks of Ichhamati River, you can take a lazy country boat ride through the forest or a refreshing jungle stroll watching the friendly deer prance around. Enjoy homely food at the tourist lodge of West Bengal forest department at Parmadon.
It was declared a wildlife sanctuary in the year 1980. In order pay tribute to the famous bengali writer Bibhutibhusan Bandhyopadhay, the sanctuary was renamed as Bibhutibhushan Wildlife Sanctuary in the year 1995.
Flora and fauna
You will get to see Peacocks, woodpeckers, sankhacheel, Nilkhantha, fultusi etc.has about 400 deers, monkeys, tortoise, etc.and comprises of trees such as shishu, minjiri, tut, arjun, shimul, shishir, bamboo etc.
The forest can be visited throughout the year but it is better to avoid the forest during the rainy season. The winters bring some birds to the forest. Average Temperature:- Max: 43 degree Celsius ; Min: 9 degree Celsius. Rainfall:-
approx 1579 mm.
nearest railway station is bongaon jn. you cam come from sealdah to bongaon or ranaghat to bongaon jn.
By Air - The nearest Airport is Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, Kolkata.
By Rail – The nearest railhead is Bongaon. Local trains are available from Sealdah in Kolkata. From there you will have to take a rickshaw to Motiganj. From Motiganj take a Duttafuli bound bus and get down at Naldugri ( 30 kms ). Parmadan is about 3 kms from Naldugri. You will also get Duttafuli bound buses from Ranaghat also ( 20 kms ).
By Road – Parmadan is 33 kms from Bonga ( India-Bangladesh border ) and 110 kms from Kolkata.
Buses: CSTC buses for Naldugri are available from Esplande Bus Terminal. From Motiganj take a Duttafuli bound bus and get down at Naldugri ( 30 kms ). Parmadan is about 3 kms from Naldugri. You will also get Duttafuli bound buses from Ranaghat ( 20 kms ).
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. The best time to watch them is when they are fed by the Forest officials. Presently, their feeding time is at 4:00 pm and 9:00 am.You can visit Naldungri located nearby and visit Chuatiya – the border village between India and Bangladesh just an hour’s journey from Parmadan.
part 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.
Nothing special. Maximum you may buy ome local handicraf. When you goback you may buy sweets specialy Sandesh from bongaon sweets shop.
Champadali D.F.O. Rest House and Dormitory. Situated on the banks of Ichamati river booking has to be made in advance.
Double-bed room costs Rs. 250/-(INR) 4-bed room costs Rs. 400/-(INR) 7-bed dormitory costs Rs. 600/-(INR)
CONTACT INFORMATION: Divisional Forest Officer Champadali Divisional Forest Office Barasat North 24 Parganas Tel: (033) 25520968