BongaonParmadan & Petrapole

Feb,2018
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Address: North 24 Parganas District, Gangsara, West Bengal 741238
How to go: Parmadan:

  • Option 1 - Bongaon Local-Bongaon railway station > Toto (10 Rs. each)/ Auto rickshaw/ Van (15 min.) to Motigunj > Shared auto to Kalam Bagan (30 min.) Rs. 15 each. > Another shared auto to Bibhutibhushan Wildlife Sanctuary (25min) Rs. 13 each
Pros: Communication, Sweets, Birds, Rural scenary
Cons: Shop availability, heat wave
What to visit ? Parmadan wildlife sanctuary, Nilkunthi, boat safari, Petrapole, Bibhuti Bhushan's house, Mustard field
Company: Family, friends
Minimum day/time to visit: 1 day full
Locality: Rural
Expenses: Less than 500 each
More Information:
  • Bring food from home.
  • Try sweets from local sweet shops
  • Carry mask to avoid dust if you have dust allergy
  • Must try boat safari but you can avoid Nilkunthi. Not at all worthy to visit due to the nature violence and noise pollution created by massive Picnic parties.
  • Boat cost average 50 per head. Max 7/8 person per boat and they ride you for 1 hour. Time may increase on request by paying them more.
  • Parade in Petrapole starts around 4 pm in winter and 4:30 in Summer time. It continues for 20 min and it is a must watch event. It helds everyday and on Sunday they organise it in a special way.
  • Best time to go November to January. Visit in winter only


NB: This place is only for bird and nature lovers. Do not go with a lot of expectations.

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    Sonal Das
    Posted on: 5th Feb, 2018

    Love the way you captured the birds as it needs a hell lot of patience. True Village environment and greenery. Flag down ceremony was also captured genuinely. Thank you for sharing.

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