Nayachar Eco Village Resort Package Tour from Kolkata
Around 200 kms from Kolkata, Nayachr Eco Village is located near Katwa in Burdwan District of West Bengal. Nayachar village is a low-lying area and harbours a unique eco-system.
Nayachar Village, Katwa Jol Bari, Bardhaman
Nayachar Eco Village in Katwa has successfully fostered harmony between the local human population and the thriving wildlife, with nearly two decades of nature conservation efforts. Unlike many Indian villages, Belun remains untouched by modernization, with a lack of social media trends and a focus on traditional activities like communal talks and rain-soaked football matches. The village embraces a simple life where shepherds tend to their cows, fishermen bring daily catches to the market, and elders gossip beneath the Banyan Tree.
A Nature Interpretation Center in Katwa showcases 56 indigenous fish species and rare plants, complemented by two modern cottages for guests. Positioned next to the Ganga River, the center is an ideal spot for bird-watching and wildlife observation. Nayachar encourages a plastic-free environment, immersing guests in the authentic village lifestyle. The eco-village lacks a conventional walking park, but visitors can stroll along the Ganga River banks, feeling the cool mud beneath their feet. The experience includes fruit-picking, butterfly chasing, and egg collection from the duck house.
Nature guides lead children on tours to explore local flora and fauna, providing insight into village life. Guests engage with villagers, immersing themselves in the local culture and enjoying bullock cart rides. Nayachar’s proximity to Katwa allows visitors to explore historical and religious sites like Attahas (a Sati Peeth) and the Sri Gouranga Mandir.
Nayachar Eco Resort Accommodation –
Nayachar Eco Village provides a remarkable range of lodging and dining options tailored to your preferences. Staying here offers an authentic experience of living in an Indian village. The accommodations consist of two waterfront cottages, each featuring four triple bedded rooms. These rooms are well-appointed with modern conveniences, including clean Western-style bathrooms, continuous access to water and electricity, and other contemporary amenities.
For a unique and enjoyable experience at Nayachar Eco Village, you can opt for tent camping during the winter season, amidst the picturesque grasslands. These tents are designed to comfortably house 4-6 individuals and can be set up at a location of your choosing, as per your request.
When it comes to dining, the village offers a delectable selection of traditional Bengali cuisine that is both wholesome and flavorful. In response to guest preferences, some Western dishes are also available. The highlight of the culinary offerings includes locally sourced, freshly caught fish and hand-picked fruits and vegetables from the village’s gardens.
Food Menu Of Nayachar Eco Village
Welcome Drinks – Coconut Water / Lemon Refreshing Drink on Arrival
Lunch At Resort – Plain Rice / Jeera Rice, Navratna Dal, Potato Fry, Mix Veg Curry, Fish, Paneer Curry (for Veg persons), Salad, Chatni, Papad, Sweet
Evening Snacks – hicken Pakora / Singara with Tea / Coffee
Dinner – Roti, Plain Rice Dal, Chicken Curry, Kofta Curry (for Veg persons), Salad and Sweet.
Gangetic Dolphin Photography Expedition in Katwa, Burdwan
Gangetic Dolphin Photography Tour In Katwa
Gharial Photography Tous In Katwa
About Ganesh Chowdhury –
Our team lader is Ganesh howdhury also known as The Dolphin man of Bengal. He is a wilidlife photographer & dolphin conservationist.
He is win all awards from last 10 years –
(1) National award 2017 in I.S.I in Kolkata.
(2) biodiversity board wildlife photography fast position award in Kolkata 2018
(3) Sanctuary Asia special mention international award 2017.
(4) Nature in focus international award 2020 fast position.
(5) santury Asia fast position international award 2022.
(6) West Bengal biodiversity board second position award 2022.
(7) wild marvelous first position 2022.
(8) wildlife photography award in w .i. i. In 2019.
(9) wildlife service award in west bengal in 2018 .
About Suman Paul
Wildlife Photographer & expert in wildlife activities. Former Asst. Secretary at iREBEL. Also expert in tour management.
Visit Nayachar Eco Resort For A Retreat In Nature’s Biodiversity
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Our own boat in Ganga.
Nayachar Eco Village Itinerary –
Reach to Dainhat Railway station on early morning. From there we will reach our eco resort via hired car. Post lunch we will start our first boat safari and will spend the whole time to photograph dolphins. Post safari we will return our resort and will have some snacks. After that we will start our night trails for jungle cat, Indian Jackal and different species of Owls. Post safari return to our resort and we will have a short discussion on Biodiversity of Gangetic West Bengal. Dinner and lights off.
Good morning tea will be served, and we will start for our full day boat safari to track the endemic diverse wildlife by our specialist guide and our mentor will help you capture the best moments. Post safari will return to resort for Breakfast and lunch. Post lunch we will have another boat safari till evening. On returning we will have a discussion on the pics we clicked during our tour. That’s all for that day.
After breakfast we will leave our homestay and will head back to Dainhat Railway station with sweet memories and scenic photographs.
Package Cost – 7500 per person +GST
Accommodation for 2N 3D days in camp/resort at Nayachar
All food (Day 1 lunch – Day 3 Breakfast) for 3 days
All transfers to and from Dainhat Railway Station.
All safaris in boat (max 6)
Camera charges wherever applicable.
Travel cost from your home location till Dainhat and back.
Personal expenses such as laundry, water bottles, cold drinks etc.
Any extra meals
Tips to guides/drivers.
Any item not mentioned in the inclusions.
Nayachar Eco Village – Weekend Destination of Katwa,Burdwan
PLACES TO VISIT AT NAYACHAR
Singi has a historical and cultural background as it is the birthplace of Kasiram Das who translated the Hindu Epic ‘Mahabharata’ in Bengali. So a visit to the writer’s house is must.
Buro-Shivtala’ Temple nearby is an eye catching attraction because of it navaratna style architectural design. The temple was built in 18th century Bengal.
An ancient ‘Banyan Tree’ still stands strong today. Villagers call it a wish fulfilling tree as they believe the tree fulfill all wishes and desires.
‘Shilpi-para’ is popular for its terracotta handicrafts. This place is located in ‘Natungram’, a village 8.8 km away from Singi. In ‘Shilpi-Para’, more or less every family is involved in making handicrafts for livelihood. You can even buy the handmade products directly from the families from ‘Shilpi-para’.
Also visit the Radha-Krishna Temple (or Kuthia Baba Mandir) if coming to Natungram.
The most captivating sight of Singi is its stretchy rich green rice fields which are in abundance. During winter the greenery is at its best bloom. The blue sky, green fields and trees, and river together make a beguiling portrait.
Another historical attraction is the ‘Terracotta Temple’ of the Chandra Family, located in nearby Sribati village. The architectural design of this temple is exactly similar to the design of the temples of Odissa.
Purbasthali is 22 km away from Singi is added to the popularity list for its bird watching sight especially during winter. There is also an ‘ox-bow’ lake from where you can enjoy the sight of different birds.
You can visit ‘Khirgram’ near to Singi for the famous ‘Jagadya Temple’ where the goddess is believed to be a form of Devi Durga.
Nayachar river island on Ganges Please note, this Nayachar is not the same as the one in Haldia. This a rather a small uninhabitated island which hosts one of the most diverse population of local and migratory birds in winter. If you are a birding enthusiast, our guide can take you for a trip to this island.
Kalyanpur Ghat, the river Ganges takes a sharp bend where a large expanse of water still harbours the most endangered species of Shushuk or “Gangetic River Dolphins.” This part of Ganges is not fished extensively on commercial basis and is devoid of large polluting urban habitat, which has resulted in the natural conservation of this species.
Katwa Located at the confluence of River Ajay and the Ganges, Katwa is steeped in history and religion. One of the earliest settlements of West Bengal, Katwa is one of the most important centers of Vaishanvism. The famous Sri Gouranga Temple in Katwa is believed to have been visited by Keshab Bharati and Sri Chaitnaya Mahaprabhu himself whereas the Ashram at Madhaitala is said to have hosted the two dearest disciples of Mahaprabhu – Jagai and Madhai. Other centers like Agradwip, Sreekhanda and Gyandas Kendra are all associated with important aspects of the Vaishnav movement. You can also spot Shah Alam’s Darga in Katwa built by Mushidkuli Khan – the then Subedar of Bengal, which displays some classical Islamic architecture. If legend is to be believed, then King Vikramaditya’s capital must have been somewhere near present Korgram in Mongalkote Block of Katwa.
One of the 51 Shakti Peeths of Goddess Sati, the shrine of Attahas is said to house the lips of Mother Sati. Addressed as Goddess Phullara in Attahas, this most important Shakti Peeth of Hinduism is said to attract pilgrims throughout the year. Attahas is also famous for being the nesting site of thousands of Open Billed Storks and a very healthy population of fruit bats.
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Ganges River Dolphin In Katwa, Burdwan
Kalyanpur Ghat –
A significant curve in the course of the Ganges River shelters the most endangered variety of Shushuk, commonly known as the “Gangetic River Dolphins.” In this particular section of the Ganges, there is limited commercial fishing activity, and it remains free from the presence of substantial, polluting urban developments, facilitating the natural preservation of this species. Nayachar, Katwa, Burdwan.
Kalyanpur ghat for watching endangered Gangetic Dolphins in country made boats or raft. Kalyanpur is one of the finest areas in India to see these dolphins, as captured by the BBC Natural History Unit during the dolphin shoot for its Ganges television series.
This river island, situated close to Nayachar on the Ganges, should be distinguished from the Nayachar in Haldia. It is a relatively small, uninhabited island renowned for its rich and diverse population of both local and migratory birds during the winter season. If you have a passion for birdwatching, our guide can arrange a captivating trip to explore this unique island.
Katwa, situated at the confluence of the Ajay and Ganges rivers, is a historic and religious hub in West Bengal. It holds significance as a center of Vaishnavism, with the renowned Sri Gouranga Temple visited by Keshab Bharati and Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Madhaitala Ashram hosted Mahaprabhu’s beloved disciples Jagai and Madhai. Other centers like Agradwip, Sreekhanda, and Gyandas Kendra are linked to the Vaishnav movement. Additionally, Katwa features Shah Alam’s Darga, displaying classic Islamic architecture, built by Mushidkuli Khan, the former Subedar of Bengal. Legend suggests that King Vikramaditya’s capital may have been near present-day Korgram in Mongalkote Block of Katwa.
Snake Village Musharu, Katwa
‘SNAKE VILLAGE-MUSHARU’, where humans and cobras live together in perfect harmony without harming each other. These areas are also well documented in the BBC’s Ganges series. We receive numerous enquiries regarding these villages, which are a fascinating and unique destination for visitors from around the world. It is around 25 km from Nayachar Katwa.
Attahas Satipith –
ATTAHAS which is a famous Hindu pilgrimage ( one of the Satipith) . Every year thousands of Asian open-billed storks make their nest and rear their young ones in Attahas’s trees. These very old lush green trees also support thousands ofFruitbats as well as numerous species of birds and butterflies. For its spiritual, cultural and ecological significance, this site attracts thousands of Indians and foreigners.
Gharial In Ganga, Katwa
The Gharial population has now been estimated to be around 250 in a 500 km stretch of the Hooghly from Farakka to Tribeni. The population is also apparently breeding, as new born members have also been spotted. The species was considered extinct in that region for about 60 years.
The study was done by Suman Paul, Ganesh Chowdhury, Sourav Taran former iREBEL NGO Member, an NGO that has been researching Gharial population.
Tourist Spot Near Katwa, Burdwan
- Temples: Khepi Maa Mandir, Hari Bari Durga Mondir, Ghosheswar Shiva Mandir, Indira Pally Durga Mandir, Siddheswari Mandir, Saheb Bagan Durga Mandir, Durga Mandir, Ghutkia Para Durga Mandir
- Religious sites: ISKCON Chandrodaya Mandir, ISKCON Mayapur, The Kankalitala Temple, Vidya Bhavana
- Other attractions: Bolpur, Shantiniketan, Durgapur, Deul, Bhalki Machan