Assam has never failed to mesmerize the fans of Mother Nature. From being home to the rarest species of endangered wildlife to a variety of flora a visit to Assam will be a remembrance for every tourist. The fans of Ornithology don’t get disappointed; this post speaks about two of the many locations in Assam that is a bird lovers paradise – The Dipor Bil Wildlife Sanctuary and the Chandubi Lake.
Both these places are situated near Guwahati in Assam.
Dipor Bil is situated around 8 kms from Guwahati and is a natural water reservoir. The word ‘Bil’ means lake in the local language and hence the name Dipor Beel. A famous picnic spot for the locals during winters this lake is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. One gets to see the likes of Potbilled pelican, lesser Adjutant stork, Baer’s pochard, Pallas’ sea eagle, greater Adjutant stork, the Siberian crane and a host of other species of birds.
Wildlife in the Sanctuary comprises of Wild Asian elephants, Leopard, Jungle cat, the protected Barking deer, Chinese porcupine and Sambar.
In addition, fishing is an important source of livelihood for the locals around the lake and the freshly caught fishes are sold across various markets in the Guwahati city. The Assam Forest Division has its office near the sanctuary and one can book a boat ride to the midst of the lake to enjoy the serene waters and catch a close glimpse of the bird species.
Chandubi Lake is another bird lovers paradise and is situated around 48 kms from Guwahati. Formed during the 1897 earthquake this lake is situated amidst lush green tea gardens, a Gushing mountain river and the Garo Hills.
The lake is bestowed with scenic natural beauty. The chief feature of the lake is the natural lagoon that has been formed in the lake. The lake offers to its visitors the opportunity to go fishing in the waters of the lake. The administrators of the lake have also provided the tourists with the provisions to go rowing in the calm lake waters. The presence of such provisions makes the Chandubi Lake an ideal tourist destination.
Jungleideas welcomes you to India’s North East to experience Bedazzled Birdwatching at Dipor Bil and Chandubi Lake – A Bird watcher’s Paradise in North East India, the State of Assam, Incredible India!