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Bibhutibhushan Wildlife Sanctuary

Bibhutibhushan Wildlife Sanctuary
Pārmādana Forest
Parmadan Forest 03.jpg
Map showing the location of Bibhutibhushan Wildlife Sanctuary
Map showing the location of Bibhutibhushan Wildlife Sanctuary
LocationNorth 24 Parganas district, West Bengal, India
Nearest cityBongaon
Coordinates23°11′10″N 88°45′44″E / 23.1861775°N 88.7620868°E / 23.1861775; 88.7620868
Area0.68 square kilometres (0.26 sq mi)
Established1980
Inside the Parmadan forest

Bibhutibhusan Wildlife Sanctuary (formerly Parmadan Forest) is an animal sanctuary in North 24 Parganas district in the Indian state of West Bengal.[1] The forest is located about 100 km from Kolkata and 25 km from Bongaon.

Situated on the banks of the Ichamati River covering an area of 0.68 km2 it has more than 200 deer, birds, rabbit and a large number of langurs.[2] It also has a children's park, a small zoo and a tourist lodge of the forest department. The nearest bus stop is at Naldugari on the 92 bus route (Bongaon-Helencha-Duttafulia Route).

History

The sanctuary began in 1964 when 14 chital were released in the forest. In 1980, it was named "Parmadan" when it was declared a wildlife sanctuary. In 1995 it acquired its present name after the famous Bengali author Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay.[2][3]

References

  1. ^ Parmadan Wildlife Sanctuary, West Bengal Tourism. Retrieved 30 August 2013. Archived 2 September 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ a b Sankar Sridhar, "Next weekend you can be at PARMADAN", The Telegraph (India), 30 January 2005. Retrieved 6 November 2018
  3. ^ "Parmadan Forest : STOPPING BY THE WOODS", Kolkata on Wheels. Retrieved 30 August 2013. Archived 26 September 2013 at the Wayback Machine

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