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Kulik Bird Sanctuary Uttar Dinajpur

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The district forms a part of the basin lying between the Rajmahal hills on the east. Raiganj on the bank of the river Kulik is the District Headquarter, where the Raiganj Wildlife Sanctuary, the second largest bird sanctuary in Asia is situated. The headquarters of the Uttar Dinajpur district, Raiganj is a municipal town since 1951 and is one of the major trade centres of the North Bengal. The place is well-connected with the rest of the state through National Highways, State Highways and railways. NH-31 and NH-34 pass through the heart of the district. Uttar Dinajpur or North Dinajpur is a district in West Bengal. Created on 1 April 1992 by the division of the erstwhile West Dinajpur district, it comprises two subdivisions: Raiganj and Islampur.


This Bhairabi Kali Temple at Bindole, Uttar Dinajpur, and West Bengal of Terra Cotta with a statue of Goddess Bhairabi made of Black Stone was dilapidated. The Government of India has been acquired because of its archaeological importance and has been reconstructed recently.

At a distance of just 22 Kms from Islampur, Sap Nikla Forest is a must see place to visit. Several tourists visit this place in to relish the beauty of the amazing lake and forests. The panoramic view of the nearby areas is very enthralling.

The district forms a part of the basin lying between the Rajmahal hills on the east. Raiganj on the bank of the river Kulik is the District Headquarter, where the Raiganj Wildlife Sanctuary, the second largest bird sanctuary in Asia is situated. The headquarters of the Uttar Dinajpur district, Raiganj is a municipal town since 1951 and is one of the major trade centres of the North Bengal. The place is well-connected with the rest of the state through National Highways, State Highways and railways. NH-31 and NH-34 pass through the heart of the district.

Raiganj Wildlife Sanctuary, popularly known as Kulik Bird sanctuary is no less than heaven to the bird watchers. This haven of a huge variety of birds is located near Raiganj in the Uttar Dinajpur district of West Bengal. The sanctuary offers shelter to almost 164 species of birds and every year around 70,000 to 80,000 migratory Birds visit the sanctuary. The sanctuary spanning an area of 1.30 sq. km. is often claimed to be the second largest bird sanctuary across Asia. The Kulik Bird sanctuary has the shape of the English alphabet "U" and is connected with the River Kulik with an intricate network of artificial canals. Raiganj Bird Sanctuary with an area of 35 acres and a buffer area of 286.23 acres. A wide array of colorful birds is formed in the Kulik Bird Sanctuary. The resident Birds include flycatchers, kites, owl, woodpeckers, kingfishers, drongos and many more. Apart from this, a number of migratory birds also fly here every year from the coastal areas and South Asian countries. The major migratory species include egrets, open-bill storks, black crowned night heron, pond heron, Indian Shag, little cormorants and most importantly Asian Open bill. Apart from birds, the exotic collection of flora and wildlife of the sanctuary is also fascinating.

Kunore Village
It is a midsized village located in the district of West Bengal. It is amid the best attractions to visit in Uttar Dinajpur and is prominent for terracotta pottery. It is one of 192 villages in Kaliaganj Block along with villages like Dharmapara and Mukundapur.

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