Nature Park is located in Base Bridge enroute to Bajbaj from Sealdah in 24 Parganas (S) in West Bengal. It’s only a few minutes from base bridge in auto. The park is a beautiful one with a sprawling lake which is the main attraction here. It’s a nice, cozy place for family, and couples. The rent for the picnic spot is INR 500-2000 depending on the number of picnickers visiting. Contact: 2469-5555.

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Millennium Science Park is a popular picnic spot situated in North 24 Parganas district. There is a large lake in the park. Lush green lawn, numerous trees, shrubs and seasonal flower garden add to the beauty of the park. On one side of the park, there are various things for amusement like swings, fountains, ropeway, swimming boat, metrobus and science museum. There are cottages and guest houses for picnic parties.

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Kalyani Lake Garden is located in Halisahar, in the city of Kalyani in West Bengal. This beautiful lake is surrounded by a well maintained garden which can be reached in 10-15 minutes from Ghoshpara station in Kalyani. Since the lake is flanked by different types of trees forming shades, you can spot different species of birds resting here. Some of them can be even migratory birds. Some of the birds are Tree Pie, Purple Heron, Kingfisher, and Indian Pond Heron. There is no fixed rent for the place; it depends on the season and the spot you choose.

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Shanti Sarovaar or lake is located in Mohanpur Panchayat of Barrackpore subdivision of 24 Parganas (N) in West Bengal. The lake is the main attraction here amidst the beautiful garden. Beautiful place filled with natural abundance, it is an amazing picnic spot. Apart from spending time taking a stroll along the lake and playing, you can also opt for a boat ride on the lake. Savor the warmth of the winter sun and enjoy with your loved ones. Contact info: 033 2592-1008.

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Murti is a lovely getaway located on the banks of the meandering river of the same name. It is the perfect weekend destination for people looking to escape the din and bustle of city life. Murti the river originates from the Neora Valley National Park and flows through the main tourist attractions of Dooars before meeting the River Jaldhaka. It is along its bank stretching for 80 kilometers that the famous forests of Dooars have developed and are sustained. All the popular watchtowers of the forests are built overlooking Murti River. Murti, the place was initially a picnic spot but now with the resort it has become of the most popular getaways in North Bengal.

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Murshidabad is a place of historic importance situated on the southern bank of River Bhagirathi. It was the last capital of Independent Bengal from 1717 to 1773 when the East India Company shifted its capital to Kolkata. The present city is renowned for its silks and places of historical interest. It also serves as the district head quarters of Murshidabad district.

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Sikia Jhora is a rivulet flowing through the famous Buxa Tiger Reserve surrounded by Damanpur Range. Sikia Jhora stream can be found in North Panialguri in Alipurduar subdivision. Taking into account the eco village tourism development initiative and the increasing number of tourists flocking the region, government had built a dam and an embankment along the stream a few years back. Sikia Jhora is one of the major tourist highlights apart from the tigers inside the Buxa reserve. Boating is allowed on the brooke and it also a famous bird watching spot. However, the rivulet swells up during rainy season and hence it is not a good idea to visit the place during monsoons.

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Buxa Tiger Reserve is located in the foothills of Bhutan covering an area of 790 square kilometers and is of course famous for tigers, civet and red jungle fowl. The forest was declared as a tiger reserve in 1983 and received the title of National Park in 1992. Buxa Tiger Reserve forest is the largest in North Bengal and is home to second largest tiger population in entire West Bengal after Sunderbans. There are many species of mammals, reptiles, birds and an amazing collection of medicinal plants and orchids. It is only 24 kilometers from Alipurduar and about 180 kilometers from Siliguri, reckoned as the gateway of Bengal. Certain parts of the forest have still remained unexplored due to inaccessible terrain.

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28 Mile is a small settlement within the Buxa Tiger Reserve with 110 households. The number of households has increased considerably since 1960. Homestays are available for tourists at the 28 Mile Basti as it is known in the local language. There is also a well furnished cottage at 28 Mile serving guests who visit Buxa Tiger Reserve. Buxa is one of the largest forest reserves in West Bengal and is home to Asian tigers whose population is only second to that of Sunderbans. The importance of Buxa increased manifold in the year 1992 when it was declared to be a national park.

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Jayanti is a small forest village inside the Buxa Tiger Reserve in West Bengal. Located along the banks of Jayanti River, this is the only settlement inside a forest area where you can spot tigers. This is where visitors can enjoy the thrill overnight. The river forms a natural barrier with the Bhutan hills on the other side of the forest. Known popularly as the ‘Queen of Dooars’, the Jayanti village is a pristine place with a wide variety of flora and fauna. Free from the pollution of city life, this vast green zone is bound to take your breath away. Staying in the village within the Buxa Tiger Reserve is a memorable experience for any traveler.

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