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North Dinajpur, a good place to travel in winters

Beautiful place to visit. I went with a group of friends enjoyed a lo. Its to rare to find south Indian food. All places were good and different, you watch and keep warm clothes if you go in winter.

North Dinajpur Overview

North-Dinajpur, also known as Uttar Dinajpur, is one of chief districts in the state of West Bengal. The district in the northern region is spread over an area of 3,142 sq km, which has Raiganj as its headquarters. The district shares its boundaries with Bangladesh and Bihar, Jalpaiguri, Darjeeling and Malda districts.

The name of the district originated from the former ruler of the region, King Danuj. Danuj was transformed into Danaj, which was later pronounced as Dinaj. On the other hand, the headquarters of the district, Raiganj is named after the crop of Rai. The district came into existence on 1st April 1992 after the bifurcation of West Dinajpur District. The sub-divisions, Islampur and Raiganj, were created for better administration.

North-Dinajpur is densely covered with tropical mixed deciduous forests, which possess rich flora and fauna, valleys and river streams such as Nagar, Kulik and Mahananda. The region sustains a unique eco-diversity of animal and plant species and also houses some of the well known reserves such as the Raiganj Wildlife Sanctuary for birds.

Sap-Nikla Forest, a habitat of various species of flora and fauna, is a centre of wildlife attraction. Some of the religious centres in the district are Burhana Fakir Mosque, Dargah of Shah Ata, Bhairabi Temple and Kali Temple. Karnajora Museum and pottery work along with terra cotta sculptures are the other attractions of North Dinajpur. The district is inhabited by Bengali, Hindi and Urdu speaking populace.

The destination can be reached by various modes of transportation, which include road, rail and air. Travellers can board flights to Kolkata airport, which is situated at a distance of 250 km from the district headquarters. The nearest railhead to the destination is Raiganj Railway Station. There are frequent buses from Kolkata, the capital city of West Bengal, to North-Dinajpur.

Situated in the shadows of the eastern Himalayas, the ideal time to visit North-Dinajpur is during the months of October and March.

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Raiganj Bird Sanctuary, North Dinajpur

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Raiganj Bird Sanctuary pathway
Raiganj Bird Sanctuary, North Dinajpur

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Black Headed Oriole
Raiganj Bird Sanctuary, North Dinajpur

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