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Purbasthali OxBow Lake -Chupi

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Excellent for bird watching, needs improved infrastructure to support sustainable tourism

This place is a hidden gem in East Bardhaman district. If you enjoy watching/ photographing birds... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gautam B
Rochester, New York
A must visit place during winter to see birds

OVERVIEW TRAVEL GUIDE Purbasthali is a village with a police station and a rail station in Kalna... read more

Reviewed January 26, 2019
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Purbasthali 713513, India
+91 90735 65723
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a hidden gem in East Bardhaman district. If you enjoy watching/ photographing birds, this is really a great place especially during winter months when a lot of migratory birds visit this oxbow lake. We visited during mid-February and still saw a lot...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 26, 2019 via mobile

OVERVIEW TRAVEL GUIDE Purbasthali is a village with a police station and a rail station in Kalna subdivision of Purba Bardhaman district. It is located 120 km north from Kolkata. Also known as Chupi Char, it lies on the banks of a large oxbow lake...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

bliss for those who love nature and are aspiring to be a part of the mother nature. The place is just wonderful with large streches of yellow fields of mustard!!! All around u . The purity of mother nature can be felt here very much...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank nav0nild
Reviewed January 4, 2019

So close to city life yet this place is charming and natural. Anybody with avian interest will find this place attractive. The leisurely boat ride is an added attraction. To get the best experience one must visit in the early morning. The only sad part...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank drjaydeep2017
Reviewed November 21, 2018

This place is about 130 km away from centre of Kolkata City. Even if one starts early in the morning around 5am still he will not be able to reach before 9:30am. As whole 4 and 1/2 hours journey. As one leaves the National Highway...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Jeet11
Reviewed July 24, 2018

There were numerous species of migratory birds that I spotted around this huge lake. The white one-legged cranes, the kingfishers and pelicans were the ones most mentionable. The lake was well maintained except the northern side where water-hyacinth had grown all over the water-surface.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank SaddviAndalwala
Reviewed January 30, 2018

How to reach - Katwa local - get down at Purbasthali and take Toto to Bird watching point. You can stay there - refer to Purbasthali.com or call 9073565723 for details. I went on 27th Jan by road. We took Assam road from Bandel and...More

Date of experience: January 2018
4  Thank Tirtho1911
Reviewed September 28, 2017

purbasthali village is situated in kalna division of burdwan.this ox-bow lake is formed by river Ganga.approx 3-4 km long lake.we can see the site of lot of water birds taking joy of lake.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank zarraralam603300
Reviewed April 19, 2017

It was a beautiful lake amid the tranquility of of the nature! Many birds came here during winter seasons. Just amazing place to spend a short vacation, especially in winters.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Srimantakrbazar
Reviewed March 27, 2016

A place just 2 an hours train journey fm Kolkata is a paradise for bird watchers with a variety of birds to witness. Interestingly,one has to move on the boat over the Ox Bow lake to view the beautiful flying visitors. A guide is recommended...More

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank Amby2506
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arup b
February 11, 2019|
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Response from nav0nild | Reviewed this property |
U can observe the Migratory birds till the first week of March.
munmun m
December 27, 2018|
Response from nav0nild | Reviewed this property |
There are small shops near the chupi r Chor for breakfast and lunch. Otherwise if anyone is staying at the Parijayi Abash they have their own canteen facility. But the order has to be pre-orderd as there is no ready to serve... More