Gajoldoba

Birds of Gajoldoba

Gajoldoba is a reservoir formed by the first Teesta Barrage, which was built for irrigational purposes. It is surrounded by the Baikunthapur forests, and is an hour's drive from Jalpaiguri. The reservoir is used by many water birds from Ladakh and Central Asia – Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Bar-headed Goose, Greylag Goose, Lesser Whistling Duck, Ruddy Shelduck, Common Shelduck, Cotton Teal, Tufted Duck, Common Teal, Eurasian Wigeon, Spot-billed Duck, Mallard, Great Cormorant, Indian Cormorant, Little Cormorant, Indian Pond Heron, Grey Heron, Purple Heron, Northern Lapwing, River Lapwing, Grey-headed Lapwing, Little Ringed Plover, etc.

How to reach Gajoldoba?

You come first at “Jalpaiguri” after that proceed to “Gajoldoba”. Distance 35Km. from Jalpaiguri. On the way you can visit Baikunthapur Palace & Gate, Devi Chowdhuranis Temple at Jalpaiguri Town, Tea Garden, Bhabani Pathaks’ Temple at Shikarpur Tea Estate, Bodaganj Forest, Bhramoridevis Temple at Bodaganj (21Km. from Jalpaiguri) and Teesta Barrage at Gajoldoba (Bird watching at Gajoldoba). Kathambari Forest.

Air: -Bagdogra Airport (65Km).

Road: -NH-31D (East West Corridor). Important bus stands are Santipara Bus Stand & Kadamtala Bus stand at Jalpaiguri.

Rail: -The most important Railway Station in theNorth-East India is New Jalpaiguri (NJP). NJP is connected with all major stations inIndia. And other important Railway Stations are JALPAIGURI STATION (JPG), JALPAIGURI ROAD STATION (JPE).

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