Purbasthali

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Purbasthali is a small town in East Bardhaman district. It is located 120 km north from Kolkata. Chupi, a small village, lies on the banks of a large oxbow lake created by the Ganges river.

     Chupi as the name suggests is as cute to be called and it is also very beautiful place for our winter guests namely the Migratory ones. The waters of the ‘Chupir Chor’ are the waters of the River Ganga but as it is an offshoot of the River Ganga as it named as the ‘Chari Ganga’. And there is no flow of the water. Besides that the most surprising part is that the water is so crystal clear that you can see the floor of the Oxbow Lake.

      Variety of species of birds can be seen some of them are Red Crested Pochard, Tufted Pochard, Citrine Wagtail, Ruddy Shelduck, Northern Pintail, Northern Shoveller, Purple Heron, Osprey and a lot more. The water hyacinth present in the Lake provides the site of bird watching. Country boats are available which would take you to those water hyacinths where the birds can be seen. It is a beautiful place amid the tranquility of the nature.

Purple heron
Red crested pochard
Asian openbill stork
Eurasian coot
Barn swallo
Stork in flight
Red crested pochard
Pond heron
Cormorant
Purple heron in flight
Purple swamphen
Northern pintail
Stork billed kingfisher

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