Rasikbil or Rasikbeel is a small lake situated in the Cooch Behar district of West Bengal, India. This lake attracts a lot of birds which make nests in the trees around the lake. The bird varieties which live in and around the lake includes cormorants, different varieties of storks, ibis, spoonbill, kingfisher, parrots, owl and many others. There is a deer park and a crocodile rehabilitation center by the side of the lake. There are also a leopard house, a python house, Aviary & a Tortoise rescue entre. This following water birds found in Rasik Beel- Lesser Whistling Teal, Common Teal, White eyed pochard, Red Crested pochard, Shoveler, Pintail, Wigeon duck, Grey headed Lapwing, Northern Lapwing, Pied Kingfisher, Stork billed kingfisher, Small blue kingfisher, Little Cormorant, Large Cormorant, Gadwall etc.

LocationCooch Behar district, West Bengal
Basin countriesIndia
Rasikbeel tower
Watch Tower at Rasikbeel


Rasikbil is situated one-and-a-half hours from a town in Cooch Behar district called Tufanganj. From Alipurduar, it is 74 km. The nearest railway station is New Cooch Behar, 35 km away. Cars are available for hire at the station


Rasikbil bird Sanctuary in Cooch Behar District 3

A picture of Rasikbil

Rasikbil bird Sanctuary in Cooch Behar District 1

Rasikbil Bird Sanctuary

Rasikbil bird Sanctuary in Cooch Behar District 2

A Trail in Rasikbil


Barobisha or Barovisha or Barabisa is a town located on the National Highway 31C, towards Assam in the Alipurduar district of West Bengal, India. It is 8 km away from the Bengal-Assam border.

Barobisha comes under the Kumargram community development block. The gram panchayats of Kumargram block/ panchayat samiti are: Chengmari, Kamakhyaguri I, Kamakhyaguri II, Khoardanga I, Khoardanga II, Kumargram, Newland, Kumargram Sankosh, Rydak, Turturi Khanda, Valka Barovisha I and Valka Barovisha II.

Barobisha is the gateway to exotic locations like Newlands Tea Garden, Rasikbil migratory bird sanctuary (West Bengal), Kalikhola, Geylegphug, and Phuntsholing Bhutan. The place is famous for its Marathon football league and Kali-mela (the fair on the eve of Goddess Kali worship). To its north lies Bhutan hills, south lies Bangladesh and east lies Assam state. Raidak and Sankosh (Wang Chhu and Tsang Chu in Bhutan) are two rivers on the west and east sides of the place. Currently the major portion of Barobisha is getting a massive facelift as it has been demolished on 7 December 2010 due to reconstruction for the National Highway expansion project, which is almost complete (July 2014).

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