Chintamani Kar Bird Sanctuary

Chintamani Kar Bird Sanctuary
Kanwar Taal Bird Sanctuary
Location Kolkata, India
Coordinates 22°25′45″N 88°24′04″E / 22.42917°N 88.40111°E / 22.42917; 88.40111Coordinates: 22°25′45″N 88°24′04″E / 22.42917°N 88.40111°E / 22.42917; 88.40111
Established 2005
Chintamani Kar Bird Sanactuary at Kolkata

Chintamani Kar Bird Sanctuary also known as CKBS [1] (Narendrapur, 24Pgs(South), West Bengal,India) situated at south Kolkata and near Narendrapur Ramkrishna Mission. This is also known as Kayal-r Bagan. This place is famous for the place for birds. This garden is famous for availability of wide variety of birds, butterflies, ferns and orchids.[2]



Chintamani Kar Bird Sanactuary at Kolkata

This is an 'Abhay Aranya, or Sanctuary, originally given the status in year 1982. Govt. of West Bengal took the initiative to make it open to the public and acquired it from private owners in October 2005 at quite a price. The area was notified as Narendrapur Wildlife Sanctuary vide G O No.3019-FOR dated 8th September 2004. It was later renamed as Chintamani Kar Bird Sanctuary vide G.O No.4300-FOR/FR/O/L/6C-3/04 dated 21.10.2005. This was an honour to celebrated sculptor Sri Chintamoni Kar, who had for many years fought relentlessly to gain the status 'Kayaler Bagan' for the sanctuary.[3]


The nearest popular place Narendrapur is in 15 km from Sealdah on the Sealdah – Sonarpur section and is part of the Kolkata Suburban Railway system. It is connected by road to Garia and the EM Bypass. It is 20 km from howrah railway station.

Visiting Hours

7.00 am to 5.00 pm throughout the year.

List of Common Birds

Common Name Scientific name Common Name Scientific name Common Name Scientific name
Asian Koel Eudynamys scolopaceo Brown Fish Owl Ketupa zeylonensis Shikra Accipiter badius
Indian Pond Heron Ardeola grayii Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis Scaly-breasted Munia Lonchura punchtulata
Little Egret Egretta garzetta Little Cormorant Phalacocorax niger White Wagtail Motacilla alba personanta
Green Bee-eater Merops orientalis House Crow Corvus splendens Large-billed Crow Corvus macrorhynchos

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