Located in South west of Guwahati, Deepor Beel is a freshwater lake in a former channel of the mighty Brahmaputra. Having been declared a Ramsar site in 2002, this beel (lake) is home to numerous wildlife species including the likes of various migratory birds in winter. The Beel has a total area of 40 square kilometres of which 4.14 square kilometres was declared as a Bird Sanctuary by the Government of Assam in 1989.
The place is a beauty to behold, but has lost its charm over the years owing to merciless exploitation by humans, who have left no stone unturned in disturbing, or rather, degrading the beautiful wetland for their personal motive.
Photographer: Bidisha Sarkar