urbanisation spreads its impact over habitable land man is gradually being isolated
from the natural world. At the same time poaching, habitat destruction and different
kinds of pollution are pushing our rich flora and fauna more towards the black
hole of extinction. Under these circumstances it is becoming more and more essential
for human beings to confront nature in its pristine form. It is the only way that
man will learn to understand nature. Hence recent ventures in the field of eco-tourism
or conservation-tourism are directed towards bridging the gap between man and
TIGER TENTS is such a permanent conservation tourism centre. Situated in the
Bidya Forest Range in the heavenly mangrove forests of Sunderbans on the north
bank of Gumdi River overlooking the dense forests of Pirkhali on the south bank
of the river.
SNAKE PARK was established on 2nd October
1977. It was inaugurated by Mr. Parimal Mitra(Honorable Minister of Forest, Govt.
of West Bengal) and Mr. Ram Chatterjee(Honorable Minister of Civil Defense, Govt.
of West Bengal) who was the chief guest.
Snake Park is 10 kms away from Dum Dum airport and 5 kms from Madhyamgram
railway station in Sealdah-Bonga line. Moreover it is directly approachable via
bus route 93 from Kolkata(Bagbazar).
Calcutta Snake Park is situated
on two acres of land which is full of greenery. Infact 70% of the park is devoid
of concrete. The effect is sublime and natural. The snake park is presently recognized
by central zoo authority as one of the leading zoological facility in India.