12 Places to Visit Near Chintamani Kar bird Sanctuary

Chintamani Kar Bird Sanctuary is a must-be-visited place for all bird and nature lovers. It is situated in Sonarpur Rajpur, one Of the best bird sanctuaries in West Bengal.

In 1982, the place was recognized as a bird sanctuary under the Sundarban Biosphere. Narendrapur Rathtala Kayaler Bagan is another name for this wildlife sanctuary.

Chintamani Kar bird sanctuary
Chintamani Kar Bird Sanctuary
Sonarpur tourist places map
Sonarpur tourist places map

1. Chintamani Kar Bird Sanctuary review

In 2004, the West Bengal government undertook this local bird sanctuary. It’s also called the Nanerdrapur Bird Sanctuary. In 2005, on 21 October, these local bird sanctuaries got the name Chintamani Kar Bird Sanctuary of the famous sculpture artist Chintamani Kar.

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, 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 100 rupees 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 and in summer from 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 sculptures and an art collection 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 restricted to the picnics. 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 the 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 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 railings gates allows you to purchase goods. Every boat has a power connection. The walls around this huge pond are 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 the floating market is another attraction; you can sit between a small lake and a busy wide road. some big idol is there. You can see the Debi Durga Maa structure, Ganesha, and the small Howrah Bridge. We can include it with the Sonarpur trip.

How to reach Patuli in Kolkata?

  • Metro: Arrive at Shaheed Khudiram Metro Station and come to the EM bypass; you will get closer to Patuli crossing.
  • Sealdah railway station: Get down at Garia Railway Station and take an auto to 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 where the goddess Sundari is 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 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 from 05:00 pm to 08:00 pm. Almost all rituals are performed, like Shraddha, batsarik, marriage, etc., and all the rituals are executed perfectly.

For the price Chart for all the rituals, please get in touch with 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, 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, and drama/theatrics characterise.

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

narendrapur ramakrishna mission ashrama
Narendrapur Ramakrishna Mission Ashram

5. Jora Shiva Temple Rajpur

First, we saw a 300-year-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 built 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

Harinavi Banga Natya Samaj is the oldest Bengal drama society in Bengali theatre history history history. Bengal’s first playwright, Pandit Ram Narayan Tarkaratna, established it in 1862.

They play mainly Bangla dramas In West Bengal. It became a prime platform for actors and actresses. Natak(Drama) in Kolkata is a vibrant and cultural part of Bengal 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 Subhash Chandra Bose’s childhood has been spent many days in his parent’s house. The Subhash Chandra Bose house will open on Netaji’s birthday, Republic Day, and Durga Puja.

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.

Netaji subhash Chandra bose house
Netaji subhash Chandra bose house

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 in Morning from 06:00 am to 11:00 am and evening from 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 is held very disciplined. Bipod Tarini Chandi bari Kolkata, one of the holiest temples of Kolkata and its surroundings.

Rajpur Bipodtarini mandir
Rajpur Bipodtarini mandir

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, neat, and clean. Also, there is a lake in front of the Kali temple. Here you can spend plenty of time.

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 every year in the second week of December and lasts 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 gather yearly to publish their books at this fair.

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Plan for Chintamani Kar Bird Sanctuary and Sonarpur Tourism

You can come by 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 to Boral to reach Tripura Sundari Mandir. Again, return to Garia metro station. Take another auto for Baruipur and get to the Narendrapur stoppage to attend the Narendrapur Ramakrishna Mission.

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

We hired an auto from Raipur for the Banshtala stoppage and went to the Bipodtarini mandir. Then, take another auto to Sonarpur station. From there, take an auto for Ghasiyara and get down to the Gram Kalikapur stoppage to visit 500-year-old Chakrabarty’s Kali Mandir. 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-year-old Chakrabarty’s Kali Mandir from Sonarpur station road by auto and return 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 to 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.



  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 😊

  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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