About Uttar Dinajpur District :
The District of Uttar Dinajpur came into existance on 1st April,1992 after the bifurcation of erstwhile West Dinajpur District. The District lies between latitude 25o11′ N to 26o49′ N and longitude 87o49′ E to 90o00′ E occupying an area of 3142 Sq. Km enclosed by Bangladesh on the East, Bihar on the West, Darjeeling & Jalpaiguri District on the North and Malda District on the South. Uttar Dinajpur is well connected with the rest of the State through National Highways, State Highways and Railways. The regional topography is generally flat with a gentle southerly slope towards which the main rivers like Kulik, Nagar,Mahananda etc flow.In the District there are 2 Sub-Divisions Raiganj & Islampur, 4 Municipalities, 9 Blocks and 98 Panchayats covering 1494 villages.The Distict forms a part of the basin lying between Rajmahal hills on the East.The older alluvium is estimated to be Pleistocene age.Uttar Dinajpur is bestowed with a very fertile soil.The soil is very rich in nature due to the alluvial deposition which helps to grow Paddy, Jute, Mesta and Sugarcane etc. Raiganj on the bank of the River Kulik is the District Headquarter where “Raiganj Wildlife Sanctuary”, the second largest bird sanctuary in Asia situated
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Raiganj Bird Sanctuary :
Situated in the district and along the National Highway and by the side of the Kulik river is the Raiganj Bird Sanctuary with an area of 35 acre and buffer area of 286.23 acre. The forest, water bodies and the river attract the migratory birds like Open Bill Strok, Night heron, cormorant, little cormorant & Egrets from South Asian countries and coastal regions
Other Tourist Spots in Uttar Dinajpur :
# Eco Tourism at Bijolia More is being developed. Here river Sudhani forms an island by dividing into 2 branches and joining again.
# Temple of Goddess Bhairabi at Bindole.
# Mosque of Burhana fakirs.
# Temple of Goddess Kali of Baira.
# Kunore-famous for terracotta pottery & Malgaon.
# Museum at Karnajora.
# Park at Karnajora.
# Banabithi Resort at Barui, Barduari.
# Farm-House at Samaspur, Hemtabad