Just 120 kilometers from Kolkata and on the tropic of cancer lies the town of Purbasthali, in Burdwan. Also known as "Chupi Char", this place is situated on the banks of a large oxbow lake created by the river Ganges, and is just a few kilometers away from the holy town of Nabadwip. This 2-3 kms … Continue reading Purbasthali – January 2016
The Sunderban National Park, spreading over an area of 1,330.12 km² is densely covered by Mangrove forests and is the largest of its kind in the world. The forest is also one of the largest reserves of the Bengal Tiger, and here the Tigers are famous for their man-eating tendencies and their unique characteristic of swimming in … Continue reading A trip to the Mangroves
Dooars are the floodplains and foothills of the eastern Himalayas in North-East India. The name of this region has been derived from the word "Duar" which means "door" and it serves as a gateway to Bhutan from India. In West Bengal, the region of Dooars falls in the district of Jalpaiguri, Alipurduar and Cooch Behar.Most of this … Continue reading Wilderness of West Bengal – Dooars
Parrot astrology or Parrot fortune-telling is a type of astrology popular among the Tamils of Tamil Nadu, Telugus in Andhra Pradesh, India and Singapore. It involves using green parakeets which are trained to pick up Tarot like fortune cards. The parakeets are trained specifically for this.
These photos were taken during my recent visit to the Santragachi Jheel (Howrah, West Bengal). During the months of November-March, the lake gets filled with thousands of these winter visitors.
These temples situated at Jaugram, Burdwan (West Bengal, India) were built around 400 years ago by zamindars of the Singha Roy Clan (they were the direct descendants of Raja Man Singh of Amber which is now known as Jaipur). The temples are a work of great artistry, which is quite evident from the beautiful murals … Continue reading The age old temples of Jaugram
The East Kolkata Wetlands (EKW) comprise a large number of water bodies located in the districts of 24 Parganas North & South. It is situated between 22°25' to 22°40' N and 88°20' to 88°35' E and adjacent to the eastern part of Kolkata bordering the Salt Lake township on the one hand and the upcoming … Continue reading East Kolkata Wetlands