Santragachi Jheel Overview

Ranked 3 of 13 sightseeing in Howrah

Santragachi Jheel (lake), spanning an area of 32 acres is a safe haven of migratory winter birds, arriving from far away destinations, especially during December and January. The lake, nestled in the central part of Howrah city, is located at a distance of 10 km from Kolkata.

Visitors can view birds like goose, cotton pygmy goose, comb duck, etc. at the lake, the special attraction being lesser whistling ducks. The Forest Department of West Bengal maintains Santragachi Jheel. Moreover, the Forest Ministry of the state is also taking initiatives to transform the jheel into a ‘wildlife conservation centre’.     
 

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What travellers are saying about Santragachi Jheel

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Sunset
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Famous for:
Lakes
Entry:
free

Reviews and Ratings

Swakhar Pachal

Swakhar Pachal3.6/5

105 reviews

An ordinary jheel

The Jheel is just beside of Santragachi railway station and near about 14 km from Kolkata. The easiest and cheapest way to reach Santragachi is just take a local train from Howrah station towards Medinipur (Kharagpur local, Medinipur local, Panskura local). Santragachi is just after three stations from Howrah station (nearly 10 km. ) and it costs you only 5 rupees. From Santragachi station one can don't need any transport to reach the jheel. It is just beside of the railway station. The jheel is a normal water body actually, but in winter it becomes a birdwatchers paradise. Annually a lot of migratory birds especially water birds are visit the Jheel every winter.

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  • An ordinary jheel
  • An ordinary jheel
  • An ordinary jheel

Mridul Seksharia

Mridul Seksharia4.3/5

1 review

Awesome natural beauty

Awesome natural beauty with lots of birds creating an aura of peace. Soothing jheel sound with cool breeze is a perfect place to make one's day pleasant. Will recommend everyone to visit once in a lifetime ;)

Su Kannya

Su Kannya4.3/5

1 review

Awesome place for bird lovers

Santragachi jheel is an ordinary jheel during the whole year but when the winter comes it take a different view. From the 9th month of the year, birds from Siberia and many other place come to this place to migrate. Their whole day tweeting sounds so good. It is nice option for a day trip of bird lovers and photographers. It is also pleasant for family trip also. It is easy to access from Howrah station also. Good and hygienic food can be bought from the nearby shops. Just have a lot and enjoy.

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Santragachi Jheel, Howrah
Santragachi Jheel, Howrah

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Santragachi Jheel, Howrah
Santragachi Jheel, Howrah

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Swakhar Pachal

Santragachi Jheel, Howrah