Bibhutibhushan Wildlife Sanctuary

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Bibhutibhusan Wildlife Sanctuary (formerly Parmadan Forest) is an animal sanctuary in North 24 Parganas district in Indian state of West Bengal.[1] Situated on the banks of river Ichamati covering an area of 68 km2 it houses more than 200 deer, birds, rabbit and a large number of langurs.[2] It also houses a children's park, a small zoo and a tourist lodge of the forest department.


Located about 100 km from Kolkata and 25 km from Bongaon it started its journey in 1964 when 14 chital was released in the forest. In 1980 it was named as "Parmadan" when it was declared as wildlife sanctuary. Latter in 1995 it got its present name after famous Bengali author Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Parmadan Wildlife Sanctuary westbengaltourism.gov.in. Retrieved 30 August 2013
  2. ^ a b Next weekend you can be at PARMADAN telegraphindia.com. Retrieved 30 August 2013
  3. ^ Parmadan Forest : STOPPING BY THE WOODS kolkataonwheelsmagazine.com. Retrieved 30 August 2013