Ballavpur Wildlife Sanctuary OverviewPhotosRanked 13 of 16 sightseeing in Santiniketan
Timing, fees and more
- 10:00 AM -4:00 PM
- 10:00 AM -4:00 PM
Famous for: Sanctuaries
Not Allowed: Pets
What travellers are saying about Ballavpur Wildlife Sanctuary
- Good 2
- Below Average 1
- Very Good 1
- Terrible 0
- Poor 0
- Average 0
- Excellent 0
- Best Time: Below 1hr
- Length of visit: During Day
- Food available for purchase
- Bathroom facilities
- Camera/Video allowed
- Wearing of shoes/footwear allowed
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.