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Chintamani Kar Bird Sanctuary is a must-be-visited place for all bird and nature lovers. It is situated in Sonarpur Rajpur. It’s one Of the best bird sanctuaries in West Bengal, and a top-rated bird wildlife sanctuary and India. Narendrapur Rathtala Kayaler Bagan also knows the place. It is under Sundarban Biosphere. In 1982 the place was recognized as a bird sanctuary.

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Chintamani Kar bird sanctuary

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Chintamani Kar bird sanctuary review

In the year of 2004, this local bird sanctuary was undertaken by the West Bengal government. It’s also called the Nanerdrapur bird sanctuary. On 2005, 21 October, these local bird sanctuaries got the name Chintamani Kar bird sanctuary of the famous sculpture artist Chintamani Kar.

Places to visit near Kolkata within 50 km – Chintamani Kar bird sanctuary

If you are searching for a one-day tour, then you must follow this guide. With cheap cost, I can assure you will have a good time.

  1. Chintamani Kar bird sanctuary
  2. Floating market Patuli Kolkata
  3.  Tripura Sundari devi Temple
  4. Ramakrishna Mission
  5. 300 years old Jora Shiva temple
  6. House of the Zamindar Nabin Chanda Ghosh
  7. Harinavi Banga Natya Samaj ( Bengal’s first theatre group)
  8. Parental house of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose
  9. House of the Salil Choudhury
  10. Bipadtarini mandir Rajpur
  11. 11. 500 years old Chakrabarty’s Kali Mandir
  12. Sonarpur Bookfair

1. Chintamani Kar bird sanctuary My experience

In the Chintamani Kar Bird Sanctuary, Indian Forest species are commonly found here. Include Black-naped Monarch, Orange-breasted Green Pigeon, Emerald Dove, Streak-throated Woodpecker, Common Hawk Cuckoo, Crested Serpent Eagle, Orange-headed Thrush, White-throated Fantail, Large-tailed Nightjar, Little Spiderhunter, Ashy Woodswallow, Lineated Barbet, and Greater Flameback.

Rarities include Tickell’s Thrush, Greater Racket-tailed Drongo, Slaty-legged Crake, Eurasian Woodcock, Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker, Asian Paradise Flycatcher, Grey-headed Fish Eagle, Scaly Thrush, Eyebrowed Thrush, and Blue-throated Flycatcher. The recently rediscovered Large-billed Reed Warbler was found at the edges of the sanctuary.

In addition, the sanctuary also hosts some small wildlife like Sultanpur National Park namely jungle cat, civet cat, monitor lizard, jackal, three-striped Palm Squirrel, Buff-stripped Keelback(Hele Saap), Vine Snake (Laudoga Saap), Water Monitor Lizard(Goshaap), etc.

Chintamani Kar bird sanctuary entry fee

The entry fee is 50 rupee per person.

Chintamani Kar bird sanctuary opening time

Chintamani Kar bird reserve sanctuary is open in winter from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, in summer 6:00 am to 5:00 pm. Night stay is not allowed.

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Chintamani Kar Sculpture Museum

There is a museum of Chintamani Kar sculpture and art collection b. by Chintamani Kar The name of this museum is BHASKAR BHAVAN. This museum includes the Department of Culture of the Government of West Bengal.

It is a perfect weekend destination in West Bengal, but it is restricted for the picnic. This bird shelter is very safe and comfortable for all kinds of birds.

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How to reach Chintamani Kar bird sanctuary

A convenient option is taking an auto from Garia bus stand or Rajpur towards Baruipur to reach Chintamani Kar Bird sanctuary. And come down at the Rathtala stop.

Emergency Contact Numbers for Animals and Birds protection Kolkata

Friends of DogsKolkata Pinjarapole Society
1- A, Rainey Park Lane, Kolkata – 700001, India34, Armenian Street, Kolkata – 700001, India
Phone: + 91 (33) 475 0022.Phone:033 2268 8933
Kolkata SPCAThe All Lovers of Animal Society
276, Bepin Behari Ganguly Street, Kolkata – 700012, India.No 30, Chowringhee Mansion, Kyd Street, Kolkata – 700016,
Phone: 91-(0)33-267738 / 2434727Phone: 91-(0)33-296930 / Fax: 2473567 /  2403017
Mother of Stray Dogs and CatsHitaljore Kishoribala Databya Chikitsalaya
57/2 A, A-T, Chatterjee Road, Kolkata – 700031,C/o Principal –  Sabang Sajanikantha Mahavidyalaya,
Phone: 91-(0)33-440878 P.O. Lutunia, Dist. Midnapur – 721166, India
Phone: 9434802060, 03222-205050
Compassionate Crusaders TrustLove “n” Care for Animals
 (Debasis Chakrabarty Animal Welfare Charitable Trust)96 /1, Dr N.G. Saha Road, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
1 / 13 A, Olai Chandi Road, Kolkata – 700037, IndiaPhone:  +(91)-33-24881222, +(91)-9433075715
Phone:  +(91)-33-21135558, 22104365, 22309311, 22309312
Burdwan district SPCA
Darjeeling Goodwill Shelter for Animals60 Station Road, Dhakuria
Bong Busty, Kalimpong Dist. Darjeeling, West Bengal – 734301Kolkata- 700031
Phone: + 91 (0)3552-270101 (Clinic),
91 (0)3552-270534 (Office), +91(0)9233388937 (DAS Office)
Howrah SPCA15 B, Clive Row. 1st. Floor, Kolkata- 700 001, West Bengal,
22, Strand Road,Phone: + 91 (33) 22104365, 22309311/2
Kolkata-700001, West BengalFax: + 91 (33) 22305665
People For Animals
6/1 Wood Street
Kolkata- 700016, West Bengal
Tel: + 91 (33) 5567149
Shahanshah Jehangir, Pashu Pakshi Suraksha SanghSouth Kolkata Animal Welfare Society
66 Shakespeare Sarani21 South Road, Santoshpur
Kolkata 700 017, West BengalKolkata 700 075, West Bengal
Phone: + 91 (33) 247 1721
Fax: + 91 (33) 243 4727
World Wildlife Fund (WWF)Animal and Bird Welfare Society
Blarampur Terrace, 5th FloorVillage Singti, P.O. Singti – Sibpur
43 ChowringheeP.S. Udayanarayanpur
Kolkata – 700071District Howrah – 711226
Phone: (033) 2889530
Maslanapur Sarada Sevasram ( MSS)
Uluberia SPCAVillage- Betpul, P.S.- Habra, District- 24 Parganas North
Vill. & PO. Uttarmanasri, P.S.Udaynarayanpur, Dist.HowrahP.O.- MASLANDAPUR, West Bengal
UTTARMANASRI 711 412, West BengalPhone: + 91 (3216) 63 711
Emergency Contact Numbers for Animals and Birds protection Kolkata

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2. Floating market Patuli Kolkata

It is the first floating market in India and the third floating market after Bangkok and Thailand in Asia. There are 121 ships in the lake, which came from Hooghly’s Balagarh area. Many beautiful coloured boats were scattered around. By the middle beautiful wooden bridges have gone through all the sides.

The bridge’s railing height is up to the waist. With these bridges, you can reach any part of the lake. Installing small gates on the sprawling gates of railings, from which you can purchase goods. Every boat has a power connection. The walls around this huge pond are being painted in different colours. There are many benches all around the lake for resting. The place has been made more attractive by planting various types of trees.

In each boat, two vendors could sit easily. There is no doubt that another feather will be added to the crown of the Kolkata tour. Since then, when people worldwide come to Kolkata, they will see this fantastic floating market. I am proud of all my pride in India’s first floating market.

The surrounding area of Patuli is charming. You can spend a delightful evening in this entire place. Outside of the floating market, there is another attraction like; you can sit between a small lake and a busy wide road, Some big size idol is there. You can see the Debi Durga Maa structure, Ganesha, small Howrah Bridge. We can include it with the Sonarpur trip.

Where is Patuli in Kolkata?

Metro – Arrive at Shaheed Khudiram Metro Station and come to the EM-bypass; you will get a little closer to Patuli crossing.

Sealdah railway station – Get down at Garia Railway Station and take an auto for Patuli.

Howrah railway station – The buses going via EM bypass go to Garia or Baruipur, then get down to Patuli Crossing.

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Floating market Kolkata address

Baishnabghata, Patuli Township, Patuli, Pond Block E and H, Kolkata, West Bengal 700094.

3. Tripura Sundari temple

Tripura Sundari Devi Temple is a spiritual place goddess Sundari related to Hindu Goddess Kali and Lord Shiva. The environment is calm and peaceful also well maintained. I feel it is a hassle-free experience for temple visitors or tourists. It is very near to the Garia bus stand.

At the temple gate, there is a small shop too on the premises. Anyone can buy prasad, flowers, incense sticks, and candles for Tripura Sundari devi’s puja offering. The Place and the Puja they did were heart-touching and satisfying.

The Tripura Sundari temple opening time is Morning, 10:30 am to 12:00 noon, and evening 05:00 pm to 08:00 pm. Here, almost all rituals are performed like Shraddha, batsarik, marriage, etc., and all the rituals are executed perfectly.

Price Chart for all the rituals, please contact the mandir office. The Archaeological Survey of India should take care of this place because many archaeological evidence is available here. It can reveal many new facts about the ancient history of Bengal. Forgoing this place, take an auto from Garia to Boral and get down to the maa Tripura Sundari temple stoppage.

tripura sundari maa temple boral
Tripura Sundari temple

4. Narendrapur Ramakrishna mission ashrama

It is a unit of Ramakrishna Mission and the headquarters at Belur. It was established in 1957. The mission school is one of the top schools in India. It is a residential school affiliated with WBBSE(West Bengal Board of Secondary Education and WBCHSE(West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education).

The school has huge playgrounds, a gym, high adrenaline tournaments, an Annual exhibition to display students’ creativity, drawing classes, tabla, singing, sitar classes, gardening classes, handicraft classes, drama/theatrics characterise.

A posh auditorium which can make the largest cinema halls shy, a celebration of cultural festivals. There is a handcuff store next to the RKM gate. There are various types of handmade items, honey, incense, etc. are available. (Another Ramakrishna mission, Kolkata, is situated in Gariahat, Golpark).

narendrapur ramakrishna mission ashrama
Narendrapur Ramakrishna mission ashram

5. Jora Shiva temple Rajpur

First, we saw 300 years old Jora Shiva temple in Rajpur. There are two Shiva temples. Nature destroyed one of the temple’s many parts, but The local people did some renovation of the other temple.

jora shiv mandir rajpur
Jora shiv mandir Rajpur

6. House of the Zamindar Nabin Chanda Ghosh

Our next visiting place was Zamindar Nabin Chanda Ghosh’s house. Now their tenth generation is going on. The zamindar house was made in 1720 – 1730. Prafulla Chandra Ghosh is the last zamindar of this dynasty. Here Durga Puja was worshipped at Durga Dalan of Zamindar’s time. There was a temple on its side. “Rash Mela” was held there a few years ago.

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7. Hainavi Banga Natya Samaj

In Bengali theatre history, Harinavi Banga Natya Samaj is the oldest Bengal drama society. Bengal’s first playwright Pandit Ram Narayan Tarkaratna established it in the year 1862. They play mainly Bangla drama In West Bengal. It became a prime platform for actors and actresses. Natak(Drama) in Kolkata is a vibrant and cultural part of Bengals society.

First Bengali theatre in Kolkata
First Bengali theatre in Kolkata

8. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Paternal House

Another main attraction in Harinavi is the paternal house of the patriot Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. It is heard from the local people that the Subhash Chandra Bose childhood has spent many days in this parental house. On Netaji’s birthday, Republic Day, and Durga Puja, the Subhash Chandra Bose house will open.

Besides the house of Netaji, there is a museum. The museum presented Netaji’s life and works and lots of information about Subhash Chandra Bose’s family. It is open to the public throughout the year. This place is also connected to Subhash Gram station. According to the name of Subhash Chandra Bose, this station is named Subhash Gram.

9. House of the Salil Choudhury

There is a village named Changripota. There is the house of singer Salil Chowdhury. You can also take a look at the place.

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10. Bipadtarini mandir in Rajpur Kolkata

It’s the religious place of Maa Bipodtarini, a Hindu Maa Kali Idol. Out here, the disciple of Goddess Maa Kali comes to devote their prayers.

Rajpur Bipodtarini mandir puja timing

The temple opening time is Morning 06:00 am to 11:00 am and evening 02:30 pm to 05:00 pm. There Aarati begins at 4 pm.

At the temple, hundreds of people gather every day. The place is maintained very nicely by the Bipadtarini temple Committee, and it is held very disciplined. Bipod Tarini Chandi bari Kolkata, west benga one of the holiest temples of Kolkata and its surroundings.

Rajpur Bipodtarini mandir address

To reach Bipodtarini Mandir, take an auto from Sonarpur station. Go towards Rajpur and come down to the Banshtala stoppage from there Bipodtarini Mandir is 3 minutes walking distance.

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11. 500 years old Chakrabarty’s Kali Mandir

The Chakrabarti family built the Kali Mandir. They are still in charge of this 500 year old Kali temple. The Kali temple surround is very decorative, also neat, and clean. Also, there is a lake in front of the Kali temple. Here you can spend plenty of time.

If you want to visit this temple, take an auto from Sonarpur, towards Ghasiyara or Kalikapur . and get down to the Gramkalikapur stoppage. Then it’s a 10-minute walking distance.

kali mandir kalikapur sonarpur
Kali mandir kalikapur sonarpur

12. Sonarpur Book fair

Another attraction of Sonarpur is the book fair. This book fair is held in the second week of December every year and lasted for a week. It’s held in the field of Sonarpur Railway Quarters. There is a theme of this book fair every year. Apart from the books in this book fair, there is an open stage for drama, dancing, singing, etc.

There are also food parks, entertainment parks, science parks, etc. The entry fee for the fair is 10 rupees. Many book publishing houses and book writers are gathered together every year and publish their books at this fair.

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Plan for Chintamani Kar bird sanctuary and Sonarpur tourism

You can come from a metro or train. Details are given below.

Metro route for Chintamani Kar bird life sanctuary

First, I came to the Kavi Nazrul metro station and took an auto for Boral to reach Tripura Sundari Mandir. Again return to Garia metro station. Take another auto for Baruipur, get down to the Narendrapur stoppage to attend the Narendrapur Ramakrishna Mission.

After, take another auto and go to Harinavi. After reaching Harinavi take riksha, visit Jora Shiv Mandir, the Zamindar Nabin Chanda Ghosh house, Bangiya Natya Samaj, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Paternal house, and Changripota village to visit the house of the Salil Choudhury.

Finished Harinavi Rajpur and take another auto towards Baruipur and come down at the Rathtala stoppage and go to Chintamani Kar bird sanctuary, from there take another auto for Rajpur.

From Raipur hire an auto for the Banshtala stoppage and went to the Bipodtarini mandir. Then take another auto for Sonarpur station. From there, take an auto for Ghasiyara and get down to the Gram Kalikapur stoppage to visit 500 years old Chakrabarty’s Kali Mandir, and finally, take an auto from there and come to the Sonarpur station.

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Train route for Chintamani Kar bird sanctuary

Sealdah to Sonarpur distance by train is 18 km. It’s also a part of Kolkata now. Sonarpur to Sealdah station list – Park Circus, Ballygunge, Dhakuria, Jadavpur, Baghajatin, New Garia, Garia, Narendrapur, and Sonarpur.

First, visit the 500 years old Chakrabarty’s Kali Mandir from Sonarpur station road by auto came back and then do the tour as planned.

sonarpur tour from sealdah
Sonarpur tour from Sealdah

What is a bird sanctuary?

A bird sanctuary is a natural place where birds are preserved. The main motto is, provide Special attractions to Extinct birds.

How many bird sanctuaries are there in India?

There are 543 bird sanctuaries in India. Example: i.Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, Rajasthan ii. Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary, Haryana iii. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, Goa.

Which is the largest bird sanctuary in the world?

Weltvogelpark Walsrode is the largest bird sanctuary in the world. It is in Germany, built-in 1962.

Sonarpur tourist places map
Sonarpur tourist places map

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5 Comments

  1. Nice composed. Seems like a must visit place for Bird lovers. You have described each details Beautifully in your post. I also saw few others posts. All are equally good.

    Thanks for sharing n keep Sharing 😊
    PixelRajeev

  2. I have visited Chintamani Kar Bird Sanctuary a couple of times. It’s peaceful and with a little luck, one is likely to click a number of birds.
    You’ve nicely compiled the places worth visiting in this part of the city… 🙂

    1. Thank you maniparna. Next time when you visit Chintamani kar bird sanctuary don’t forget to ping/ring me.I will be happy to be your guide. He he..

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