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At Belun Eco Village

You can be a birdwatcher, history hunter, landscape photographer, wildlife enthusiast, angler or someone just waiting to wind-up after a hectic week in office – Belun will not disappoint you. Around 175 kms from Kolkata, Belun Eco Village is located near Katwa in Burdwan District of West Bengal. Belun village is a low-lying area and harbours a unique eco-system. Every year the annual floods of Shibai River submerge the adjacent landscape and create a marshland for a couple of months. After the water recedes, the region becomes home to a healthy population of birds, mammals, reptiles and butterflies. Local as well as migratory birds flock to Belun and mammals like jackals, foxes, fishing cats and civets are spotted regularly. Long back, we started some “nature conservation efforts” in Belun with the villagers and worked mutually to sustain the fragile eco-system of...

Sightseeing at Belun

While in Belun Eco Village, you can visit some fascinating destinations nearby, like:   Shibai River Although it seems timid in winters and other times of the year, Shibai is not the same in monsoons. When the rains hit, Shibai floods its banks and creates an endless stretch of marshland. After the monsoons, when the water recedes numerous species of birds, mammals and butterflies make this marshland their home. Our Nature Interpretation Center is located on the banks of the Shibai River just in the middle of this wildlife hot spot. So, guests can sit with their binoculars in our center and spot the birds and wild cats.  We have also created a small forestland on the river bank which supports more than 600 species of local fauna starting from insects , birds to reptiles and mammals. Choto Pukur Literally means “Small Pond” – but this is far from the truth....

Activities at Belun

Some exciting activities can be arranged at Belun Eco Village, like:   Still Water rafting Guided bird-watching and butterfly watching tours Village walks Angling Picnic at Riverside Night trails for spotting jackals, foxes, civets, owls Campfire Nature Orientation Camp and Photography workshop Wildlife Photography workshop   Volunteer – We encourage our visitors to take part or support in our professional biodiversity research programme and social projects .   Few on going projects: In search of Gharials and Gangetic Dolphins – Its a mass-awareness campaigning and survey projects for the conservation of the Gangetic biodiversity. Bird population survey Spiders and Butterflies Fish population survey Awareness campaigning for the Snakes and other reptiles Fruits for everyone – plantation of fruit trees throughout the areas Education for All – Guests are encouraged...