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Situated in the south west of Guwahati in the Assam state of India is the Deepor Beel Bird Sanctuary. It is the first Bird Sanctuary and a Ramsar site in Assam. The freshwater lake is one of the channels formed through the Brahmaputra River. It is considered to be one of the largest beels or lakes in the Brahmaputra valley in the west side of Assam.
The name of the lake is derived from the Sanskrit word Dipa which means ‘Elephant’ and the Beel means a large aquatic body in Assamese language. Varieties of birds can be seen at the lake. The lake has set the record of 19000 water birds seen in one day. Apart from that, some of the exotic and the endangered species of birds can be found at the lake. Greater Adjutant Stork, Kingfishers, Fishing eagles, Whistling Teal, a plethora of ducks, Open Billed Stork, Pintail, Shoveler, Garganey some of the birds one can find at the Lake. Deepor Beel bird sanctuary tour packages provide the most exciting way of travelling at the place.
Being the famous place for the rich variety of birds the Deepor Beel Lake is declared as the important bird area in 2004. Also, the lake is undertaken to be the Ramsar site for conservation measures in 2002. It is one of the largest wetland in Assam that preserves the natural heritage of the country and maintains the ecological balance. It is one of the best places to be visited by the tourist. There are amazing tourists attractions at Deepor Beel bird sanctuary.
The climate at the lake remains hot in summers and pleasant in winters. The ideal time to visit the lake is from October to March. The lake is just 5kms away from the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi airport in Guwahati and is a must place to visit for all. Deepor Beel Bird travel and tourism avail exciting packages to visit this awesome Lake.