If u want a life of wilderness... Calmness ... Serenity ... There are various places to explore. But exploring keeps us always surcharged with various activities. One such activity is birdwatching or more concisely bird photography which took me to the North of our West Bengal.
I was in this birding field for a long run even visited few places to click some rarities but this time i was there not for endemic birds but for migratory ones.
After discussing and taking valuable informations from my photography inspirations and also after contacting my guide, i planned to move on 13th jan 2020 for Siliguri.
Gajoldoba is mainly a barrage located 36 kms away from the city. Being a solo birder i broke my journey from Siliguri Bus stand to check post and then to gajoldoba via Ambari. My journey was hectic but the huge barrage with a view of Kanchenjunga reflecting over its lake took my heart.
Gajoldoba is a small village in the Oodlabari in Jalpaiguri district of Dooars region. Gajoldoba is in the western south of the Himalayan foothills between the Mahananda and the teesta river. Gajoldoba barrage was made mainly for irrigational purpose but then it slowly became a hub of migratory birds in winter.
The reservoir is surrounded by the forests of Baikunthapur. And its location makes it a great habitat for the migratory birds. But i was greeted by the sunset over Teesta. It was out of world. I met my local guide cum boatmen and planned for my birding the next morning. Being a kind person he even managed me a room in a nearby resort.
The day ended with a lots of dream which were yet to be fulfilled.