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Bethuadahari Wildlife Sanctuary

The sanctuary covers 67 hectares, and was established in 1980 to preserve a portion of the central Gangetic alluvial zone.

Bethuadahari Wildlife Sanctuary

The sanctuary covers 67 hectares, and was established in 1980 to preserve a portion of the central Gangetic alluvial zone.

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Bethuadahari Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in the Bethuadahari town (Nakashipara area) of Nadia District, West Bengal, India. The sanctuary is located beside National Highway 12 (old no NH 34). The sanctuary covers 67 hectares, and was established in 1980 to preserve a portion of the central Gangetic alluvial zone.

Bethuadahari Wildlife Sanctuary is located at 23.5975516°N 88.3920227°E.

Note: The map alongside presents some of the notable locations in the subdivision. All places marked in the map are linked in the larger full screen map. All the four subdivisions are presented with maps on the same scale – the size of the maps vary as per the area of the subdivision.

The sanctuary has a large population of spotted deer (chital), jackal, Bengal fox, porcupine, Asian plam Civet cat, Jungle Cat, Small civet Cat, Black Napped Hare and common langur. Bird species include parakeets,(Rose Ring parakeet, Plum headed parakeet, Alexandrine parakeet, Red-breasted parakeet)Owls-Barn Owl, Spotted Owlet, Brown Fish Owl, Scopes owl, Indian cuckoos, barbets and other smaller birds, while reptiles -Spectacled Cobra,Monocled Cobra, Russell’s Viper,Common Krait,Banded Krait,Common Cat Snake,Green Vine Snake,Rainbow Mud snake,ornate flying snake,Copper haded trinket, Indian Rat Snake,Buff Striped keelback, Checkered keelback, Common wolf snake, Twine Spotted Wolf snake, Common Kukri snake,Red sand boa,Common sand boa and amphibians include pythons, monitor lizards and gharials, a type of small crocodile. The sanctuary is wonderful space for beginner photographers, tourists etc. All should visit the place occasionally. The amazing rock python is the greatest attraction of the forest.

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According to Census 2011 information the location code or village code of Bethuadahari village is 321466. Bethuadahari village is located in Nakashipara subdivision of Nadia district in West Bengal, India. It is situated 8.4km away from sub-district headquarter Nakashipara (tehsildar office) and 27.1km away from district headquarter Krishnanagar. As per 2009 stats, Billwagram is the gram panchayat of Bethuadahari village.The Eco-tourism centre is located in Nadia district, In Bethuadahari Sanctuary. The major wild lives found here are Chital, Jungle cat, Civet cat, Jackal, Mangoose, Porcupine, Langur, Monitor lizard, Python, Cobra, Krait etc and about 50 species of birds… There are two nature trails- Brandis trail and Salim Ali trails throughout the sanctuary. Tourist can stroll around during day experiencing chirping and cooing of birds and grazing chital. A Nature Interpretative Centre (Shri Dijendralal Roy Nature Interpretation Centre) would orient the tourists before setting off for a walk around sanctuary. The sanctuary is attractive to the tourists as they get a feel of the forest without the innate fear of danger from major carnivoreswhich is attached to all forests.

The wildlife sanctuary covering nearly 500-bighas is one of the most biodiverse regions near Kolkata. Visitors to the forest are taken on a guided nature walk by a forest guide who spots the wild animals and birds for the visitors. The sanctuary has feed-pits located allover where you can spot the deers and wild hogs. There is also a Gharial (Indian Alligator) Rehabilitation Centre where you can spot a healthy family of eight Gharials at present basking under the sun. You would also find a refuge for tortoises and herons in a shallow lake within the sanctuary.

Bethuadahari Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in the Nakashipara area of Nadia District, West Bengal, India. The sanctuary is located beside National Highway 34. The sanctuary covers 67 hectares, and was established in 1980 to preserve a portion of the central Gangetic alluvial ecozone.