"A lake surrounded by luxuriant forest"

Patlakhawa Tourism

Patlakhawa Forest is located 30 km from the town of Cooch Behar in West Bengal. Once upon a time, it was the game reserve of the Koch dynasty. The forest consists of Sal, Sishu, Teak, Mahogany, Groundnut, Babla and Devdaru trees. A beautiful semi-lunar wetland flanked with lush green forests, just beside Torsa River, provides for an unforgettable experience. Patlakhawa is also a heaven for bird watchers and photographers.

Sightseeing and Activities

The prime attraction of Patlakhawa is the Rasomati Lake. It is an ideal place for bird watchers. Many migratory birds visit this water body during the winter season. Several resident bird species like hornbill, parrots, bulbul and myna are also spotted in the area. There is a 56-feet high watchtower for bird watching. You can even go for paddle boating in the lake while feasting your eyes with the lush greenery of the surrounding forest.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit is December to January. During this time, many migratory birds visit the Rasomati Lake and enhance the beauty of the place.

How to Reach

Trains are running from Sealdah, Howrah and Kolkata to New Alipurduar. Patlakhawa forest is 30 km from New Alipurduar. Cars are available from New Alipurduar to reach Patlakhawa.


WBSFDA Rasomati Twin Cottage
Tariff - ₹ 1000
Tel: 9800200150

Nearby Places

Cooch Behar

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