the jamindar’s bungalow
The Jamindar’s Bungalow is a 17th-century heritage home, once owned by a rich local landlord. It was restored to its former glory using traditional restoration techniques and along with its rich, cultural heritage, one can also enjoy natural pools, engage in fishing and experience local Bengali village culture. The highlight however, is to take part in night-safaris to track the Fishing cat, the largest of the small cats! The region is a prime habitat of the Fishing cat, found only in few places across Asia. The Jamindar’s bungalow was conceptualised to highlight the fishing cat and to generate revenue for locals through tourism. There’s hope that this conservation model will encourage locals to tolerate a variety of wildlife species that move in their private farms and fish ponds. The property is a pure wildlife and heritage conservation experience.
The bungalow comes with two air conditioned rooms with attached bathrooms and balconies. The flagship room is a double bedded suite and the other, a four bedded room. Each room has a mini library too! The property is functional all year.
The in-house organic farm provides fresh vegetables for year round consumption and the 4 in-house ponds supply fresh fish. Guests are offered authentic Bengali cuisine of the flood plains that have been recreated using traditional recipes.
The property is ideal for writers, bird watchers and anglers. Yoga and wellness retreats can be held at the property with prior notice.
A scenic 1.5 hour drive from Kolkata into the heart of Howrah districts brings you to the Jamindar’s bungalow. Accurate details will be given at the time of confirmation.
things to do
Wildlife safaris with trained naturalists, track fishing cats, jackals, monitor lizards, angling, swimming in freshwater ponds, village walks, wildlife and bird photography etc.
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