Sailing through serenity
Gajoldoba is a small village on the south Himalayan foothills known for the dam constructed on Teesta River to control the high water currents. This dam has created a huge waterbody that attracts different types of migratory birds during winters.Best time to visit late October or early November to March. Avoid monsoon season.You can actually catch a glimpse of the Common Shellduck if you visit at the start of the season. TGet a glimpse of birds like Mallard, Bar-Headed Goose, Eurasian Wigeon, Goozander, Northern Lapwing, Black Yard Kite, Greylag Goose (named so because they are the last ones to come to Gajoldoba), and Citrin Wagtail along with different kinds of storks, herons, cormorants, plovers, ducks and cranes.Then, there are birds that travel all the way from Siberia, Russia, Korea, Japan and even Pakistan and Balochistan – Siberian Stone Chat, Sand Lark, Tricolour Shrike, Olive Backed Pipit, Long-Legged Bazard, Lesser Whistling Til and Great Crested Grebe.