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Rasikbil: Bird Sanctuary, Wildlife, Picnic Spot and Park

Beauty of Rasikbil lake

OVERVIEW

Rasikbil is a huge lake situated in the town of Tufanganj in Cooch Behar district of North Bengal. This lake attracts a lot of birds so it’s a prominent bird viewing spot. The birds make their nests in trees around the lake. The lake is spread around a vast area of 175 hectares.  RasikBil is a famous tourist spot in dooars region, surrounded by the evergreen forest. The deer park, watchtower, crocodile rehabilitation center, and migratory birds make it a mesmerizing tourism spot. From the watchtower, you can spot the scenic beauty of the forest and while roaming around near the lake you can enjoy the tranquil environment and the cool breeze.

RASIKBIL BIRD SANCTUARY AND WILDLIFE

Birds at Rasikbil
Birds at Rasikbil

Rasikbil offers you to see a variety of birds like cormorants, different types of storks, ibis, spoonbill, kingfisher, parrots, northern lapwing, owl, and many others. Many waterbird species are found here such as lesser whistling teal, common teal, ferruginous duck, read coasted pochard, Eurasian wigeon, grey-headed lapwing, pied kingfisher, stork billed kingfisher, common kingfisher, little cormorant, great cormorant and gadwall. 

There is also a leopard house, a deer park, crocodile rehabilitation center, python house, aviary, and a tortoise rescue center to spot the wild animals from a safe distance.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

Winter and Spring is the best time to visit Rasikbil. Around this time maximum number of migratory birds and local birds could be spotted here. During the time of September to March when the monsoon gets over is the time to visit this birding paradise.

THINGS TO DO AT RASIKBIL

You can wander around the lake while enjoying the cool breeze and the scenic beauty of the surroundings. There is also a watchtower that offers you to witness the beauty of this place. Also, there is a deer park, a python house, a leopard house, an aviary, a tortoise rescue center, and a crocodile rescue center to spot wild animals from a safe distance. You can try boating in the lake and enjoy the breeze. You can also go sightseeing to the nearest places like Coochbehar’s Rajbari, Modonmohon Bari, Buxa tiger reserve, Chilapata, etc.

Stork birds at Rasikbil
Stork birds at Rasikbil

HOW TO REACH RASIKBIL

Transport TypeNearby OptionDistance
Railway stationAlipurduar Junction
New Alipurduar
Kamakhyaguri
New Coochbehar
New Jalpaiguri (NJP)
39 km
28 km
11 km
35 km
174 km
AirportsBagdogra213km

CAR SERVICES

Pleanty of cars are available from Coochbehar to reach Rasikbil. The cars will cost you around  .Cars are also available from Alipurduar and Kamakhyaguri.

WHY RASHKBIL

Rasikbil Lake
Rasikbil Lake

 Rasikbil is a small lake situated near Coochbehar. This place is a birding paradise for the bird watchers as it attracts a lot of migratory birds. The birds make their nests on the trees around the lake. You can also enjoy breeze while wondering near the lake. There is a Watchtower which offers you the scenic beauty of the forest.  The deer park, crocodile rescue center, python house and a leopard house offers you to spot wild animals from safe distance. The scenic beauty and the tranquil environment of this place make you feel closer to nature.

PLACES NEARBY RASIKBIL

COOCHBEHAR:

35km away from Rashilbill Coochbehar is famous for Coochbehar Palace and Madan Mohan Bari.

CHILAPATA:

70km away from Rahikbill chilapata is a dense forest. This place is famous for Jungle Safari.

RAJABHATKHAWA:

43km away from Rasikbil this place is surrounded  by the forest famous for its scenic beauty.

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