Jaypur Jungle, Bankura – A perfect weekend trip from Kolkata

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We, ‘ Wild n Nature Concern’ members set our ‘Winter Camp’ at Jaypur Forest on last weekend to watch the bio-diversity of Bankura District, specially in Jaypur Block. We spend at some selected areas of Jaypur Forest , Samudra Bandh, Surrounding villages,& also ‘Lal Bandh’ a water body , at Bishnupur. Laterite soil, dry deciduous Jungle of Sal trees & the reddish leaves of Sal (just before Shading) are trying to hide every wildlife of the jungle .

Doel

Doel – National Birds of Bangladesh
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Shikra

Shikra
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Lesser Goldenback

Lesser Goldenback
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Ashy Woodswallow… sitting together for warming themselves in winter…
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This time, we were not fortunate enough to find Indian Grey Horn-bill ,like our previous trip in June 2013.But the man-made tiny forest was waiting for us with lucrative Golden-fronted Leaf birds, near ‘Tower house’ in a hide & seek mood between greenish -yellow ripened leaves. Within few meters four Chestnut-Headed Bee-eaters presented a surprise visit to us.

Black Kite

Black Kite
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Caterpillar and it’s Beauty

Flashing waves of Asian Paradise Flycatcher, ‘drrrrrrt’ call of Taiga Flycatcher, Colors of Small Minivets just made the pale winter garden bright & colorful.

Places to visit : Joypur Forest ( including Basudebpur Beat), Samudra Bandh, Surrounded villages, & Bishnupur, Dist : Bankura,West Bengal.

At Bishnupur you can spend whole day it is only 16km from resort. Terracotta temples are main attraction of Bishnupur. And it’s very old history make your visit a perfect memory in life.

Duck-© archan chatterjee

Time for return

How to Reach: It is only 120Km from Kolkata by road.

Where to Stay: ‘Banabitan’  a private resort near Jaypur jungle. (Room Charge: 800/-  to 1800/- per day ).

Resort at Jaypur, Bankura, West Bengal

Resort at Jaypur, Bankura, West Bengal

One thought on “Jaypur Jungle, Bankura – A perfect weekend trip from Kolkata

  1. Anushri Mishra says:

    Hey there, that’s true! I have been to Jaypur Jungle, Bankura countless times myself. Both as a child as well as a grown up, I have visited the forest on multiple occasions. Its simply outstanding and great to experience nature at its best.



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