Bethuadahari Wildlife Sanctuary

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Bethuadahari Wildlife Sanctuary
Bethuadahari Wildlife Sanctuary - Indian National Highway 34 - Nadia 2013-03-23 7084.JPG
Map showing the location of Bethuadahari Wildlife Sanctuary
Map showing the location of Bethuadahari Wildlife Sanctuary
Location Bethuadahari, Nadia District, West Bengal, India
Nearest city Bethuadahari
Coordinates 23°35′51″N 88°23′31″E / 23.5975516°N 88.3920227°E / 23.5975516; 88.3920227Coordinates: 23°35′51″N 88°23′31″E / 23.5975516°N 88.3920227°E / 23.5975516; 88.3920227
Area 67 hectares (170 acres)

Bethuadahari Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in the Bethuadahari town (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.[1]

Fauna and flora

The sanctuary has a large population of spotted deer (chital), jackal, Bengal fox, porcupine, and common langur.[2] Bird species include parakeets, Indian cuckoos, barbets and other smaller birds,[2] while reptiles and amphibians include pythons,[2] monitor lizards and gharials, a type of small crocodile.[3] 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.

As of the 1995 census, it had 297 chital deer.[1]

Among the trees found within the sanctuary are shal, teak, arjun, Indian rosewood, and bamboo.[3]

External links

  • Bethuadahari travel guide from Wikivoyage
  • Media related to Bethuadahari Wildlife Sanctuary at Wikimedia Commons


  1. ^ a b "Nadia District, West Bengal". Pilgrimage and tourist sites. District administration, Government of West Bengal. Retrieved 14 February 2009.
  2. ^ a b c "West Bengal Wildlife Sanctuaries: Bethuadahari Wild Life Sanctuary". Directorate of Forests, Government of West Bengal. Archived from the original on 10 October 2010. Retrieved 2 January 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Bethuadahari Wildlife Sanctuary". West Bengal Tourism, Official Website, Department of Tourism, Government of West Bengal. Archived from the original on 2 January 2013. Retrieved 2 January 2013.
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