Santragachi Jheel is a lake situated about 10 km from Kolkata
in West Bengal
. The lake extends over 32 acres and hosts thousands of migratory winter birds from September to March. It is at a short walk from the Santragachi Railway Station.
Lesser Whistling Ducks are the main attractions here. Pintail, Gadwall, Shoveler, Garganey, Comb Duck, Common Moorhen and Cotton Pygmy Goose are also easily spotted. Early mornings (06:30 hrs) and late afternoon (16.00 hrs onwards) are the best times of the day.
Santragachi Jheel is easily reachable from the Kona Expressway that links the second Hooghly Bridge with the National Highway 6.