|Address:||Kalbansh, West Bengal 711401|
|How to go:||Route 1
From Airport 1 No, you can get direct bus (Airport-Amta), from Newtown also you can get (Newtown-Amta). It takes around 2 hours to reach Kolatala bus stand. From there they will pick you up by their own toto.
From Howrah you can get local train for Amta, Get down to the Amta railway station, From there also they can pick you up.
From Esplanade also you can get direct bus for Amta.
If you are going by private car, you can take Belgharia highway which will give you the smoother journey. It will go through Bally-Salap-Dhulagarh-Ranihari-Amta. Let me tell you, if you are going by car you have to park it far away from Baghrol basha because of the obstacle of narrow village lane.
Or else they can pick you up from Airport itself by sending their own car. (Chargeable) You can contact to Santanu Prasad : +91 9874484455
|Pros:||Wifi connection available|
|Cons:||Massive network issue|
|What to visit ?||Jamindar house itself, the village, most importantly night safari for watching wild animals like Black Jackal, Golden Jackal, Civet and most importantly Baghrol (The fishing cat)|
|Company:||Mainly family, friends|
|Minimum day/time to visit:||Max. 2 days|
Baghrol Basha (The fishing cat heritage house) is a 300 years old Jamindar house in Kalbash village in Amta, Howrah district. Pitambar Ghosh is the first jamindar in that house and Ashim Ghosh is the one who is currently holding the hereditary. Kalbash is a flood plain area of eastern zone and that is the main reason of the availability of living Fishing cat. This area is prolific of ponds and are the source of food for Fishing Cats.
He is a researcher of wildlife activities since 8 years and the one who has taken initiative of saving Fishing Cats in the particular area with a small team. The reason behind choosing the place for research is, this is the area where large numbers of Fishing Cats are available and this wet land is full of nature where he can continue his research and make the project bigger. You can reach him at +91 9874484455
Presently the house has two type of accommodations. One is Jamindar suite and another is Mud Hut. Both are lavishly decorated and maintained with royal infrastructure. They arrange mostly organic food with a fancy platter in their house itself. They have kept a toto for own travelers by which they arrange the night safari, pick up and drop facilities.
The house has it's own garden area in which they grow various vegetables and other plants. They have 3 ponds from where they catch fishes and serve guests. They have cctv cameras installed outside of the house to monitor the activity of Fishing Cats.
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