Best Lakes & Backwaters in West Bengal

Review the list of Lakes & Backwaters in West Bengal

Jorpokhri Lake
  • Location: Darjeeling
  • A beautiful view which you can enjoy is that of the Himalayan snow peaks and the Darjeeling landscape.
Dhakuria Lake
  • Location: Kolkata
  • It is known as Rabindra Sarobar.
Farakka Barrage
  • Location: Murshidabad
  • There are also sixty small canals which can divert some water to other destinations for drinking purposes etc.
Durgapur Barrage
  • Location: Bankura
  • It is a nice picnic spot in the banks of Damodar river. This structure keeps the flow of River Damodar, notorious as 'Sorrow of Bengal', in check.
Kangsabati Dam
  • Location: Mukutmanipur
  • It known as the second largest earthen dam in India. A huge variety of flora and fauna species can be found in the Bangopalpur Reserve Forest.
  • Location: Cooch Behar district
  • It is also known as Rasikbeel lake. This lake attracts a lot of birds which make nests in the trees around the lake.
Santragachhi Jheel
  • Location: Santragachhi railway station
  • This lake attracts large number of migratory birds.
Senchal Lake
  • Location: Darjeeling
  • Senchal is a favourite picnic spot. This lake is a part of the Senchal Wildlife Sanctuary.
East Kolkata Wetlands
  • Location: Calcutta
  • The wetlands are used to treat Kolkata's sewage, and the nutrients contained in the waste water sustaining fish farms and agriculture.
Sumendu Lake
  • Location: Mirik
  • It is also known as Mirik Lake. The lake has an arch footbridge called the Indreni Pull.

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