Ballavpur Wildlife Sanctuary Overview

PhotosRanked 13 of 16 sightseeing in Santiniketan

Timing, fees and more


Operating hours

10:00 AM -4:00 PM
10:00 AM -4:00 PM

Famous for: Sanctuaries

Entry: free

Not Allowed: Pets

What travellers are saying about Ballavpur Wildlife Sanctuary

Experience scale
  • Good 2
  • Below Average 1
  • Very Good 1
  • Terrible 0
  • Poor 0
  • Average 0
  • Excellent 0
Travellers recommend
  • Best Time: During DayBest Time: Below 1hr
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsLength of visit: During Day
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchaseFood available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilitiesBathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowedCamera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowedWearing of shoes/footwear allowed

Review and Ratings

Read 5 Ballavpur Wildlife Sanctuary reviews with average rating of 3.3/5

Kaushik Biswas1.8/5

16 reviews

A good sanctuary has been ruined

This place, once upon a time, used to give a good forest ambience with presence of deer roaming freely. But people abused this place, mostly student couples of Biswa Bharati University and local couples of adjacent areas and turned this deer park into lovers' park. Now deer are only a few, can be seen only during the afternoon hours in a window of just an hour or so - when the sanctuary staff feed them. The forest ambience is gone, people can walk through fenced walkways - limited. Closed on Wednesdays, no charges for mobile cameras, separate charges for still & video cameras. Not attractive anymore, I won't recommend, it's a waste of time.

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Sumit Sen3.2/5

538 reviews

The offbeat wildlife destination

This forest in Banhabgarh allows a safari trip through the forest. the not maintained jungle outlook does not make visibility of animals clear at all, if you are lucky enough you might find a herd of deer. Get to this place if you want a break through natural greenery.

Debayan Bhowmik3.9/5

160 reviews

Thrill of adventure brings you here

In the otherwise non-happening town of santiniketan,the bandhabgarh forest sounds as a bit offbeat and provides with every facet a jungle can provide.There is arrangement for safaris and if lucky you will be able to see some animals on the safari itself.You can also have a look at the surrounding from the watch tower. Leather is not allowed within the sanctuary premises.Apart from that you can wear a hat or take sunglasses for a comfortable safari.

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Angshuman Banerjee4.3/5

30 reviews

Deer in open air

Chetal Deer about 30 in numbers are available for watch. View of Deer is certain.Except deer there is nothing to watch. Deers are kept in open enclosure.Camera is allowed with fees. Entry fee is Rs.10/- per head.

Sumanta Sengupta3.2/5

6 reviews

Not maintained properly

It's quite disappointing that we have visited this place with a hope that we can see something but failed to get a glimpse. Mention the same to the ticket counter that our feedback is disappointing.