DeeporBeel

Wildlife Sanctuary (Proposed)

Deepor Beel Wildlife Sanctuary (Proposed)

Deepor Beel, situated in the southwest of Guwahati in Kamrup district of the Indian state Assam, is a permanent freshwater lake. The lake is in a former channel of the Brahmaputra River, located at the south of the main river. Also spelt as Deepor Beel, it has been enlisted as a Ramsar Site for undertaking conservation measures on the basis of its biological and environmental significance by the Ramsar Convention since November 2002. Deepor Bil is regarded as a representative of the wetland type under the Burma Monsoon Forest bio-geographic region. It is also credited amongst the largest Beels in the Brahmaputra valley of lower Assam. History of Deepor Beel: The name Deepor Beell has been derived from the Sanskrit word 'Dipa' which refers to Elephant and 'Beel' which signifies a large aquatic body or wetland inhabited by elephants in Assamese language. Historical records suggest that it served as a significant dockyard of the Tai-Ahom and later Mughals.

The natural resources of Dipor Bil, directly as well as indirectly help in the livelihood of fourteen indigenous villages situated nearby. The health of the village dwellers is dependent on the ecosystem of this wetland. Freshwater fishes are a prime source of income for the communities. Fishing is a common activity in Dipor Bil practiced by the nearby villagers. The lake also aids the transport of villagers. It is also a source of cattle fodder and a site for growing Boro paddy. The natural resources of Dipor Bil is presently encountering much deterioration owing to natural and anthropogenic causes including expansion of human settlements, disposal of wastewater, hunting of birds, intensive fishing practices and many other issues. However to prevent further damage a comprehensive management plan has already been undertaken for its protection and conservation. It has also been notified as a bird sanctuary encompassing the larger spread of the Beel.

Visit Deepor Beel Wildlife Sanctuary (Proposed)

Deepor Beel Wildlife Sanctuary (Proposed) can be visited Throughout the Year.
The nearest Airport to Deepor Beel Wildlife Sanctuary (Proposed) is Guwahati LGBI Airport.. It is approximatly 5 KM away.
The nearest Train Station to Deepor Beel Wildlife Sanctuary (Proposed) is Azara. It is approximatly 2 KM away.
The nearest Bus Station to Deepor Beel Wildlife Sanctuary (Proposed) is Azara. It is approximatly 2 KM away.

Deepor Beel Wildlife Sanctuary (Proposed) is under the juridiction of Rani. Their contact number as per our record is .


Nearest Madical Facilty to Deepor Beel Wildlife Sanctuary (Proposed) is Excel Care Hospital. Their contact number as per our record is 03617140101.