Best time to visitOctober - March
Things to doTiger reserve, Wild life study
Best MonthsSeptember - February
Traveller TypesFriends, Families, Solo
Rank1 out of 1 attractions in Sundarban
The Sundarban National Park is a very popular National Park, Tiger Reserve, and a Biosphere Reserve in West Bengal, India. It is a part of the Sundarban on the Ganges Delta, and near to the Sundarban Reserve Forest in Bangladesh. The delta is thickly secured by mangrove timberlands, and is one of the biggest reserve for the Bengal tiger. The Directorate of Forest is in charge of the organization and administration of Sundarban. The recreation center is comprised of 54 little islands and is crisscrossed by a few tributaries of the Ganges. There are seven primary waterways and endless watercourses framing a system of channels at this estuarine delta. The main method for venturing to every part of the recreation center is to by water vessels and boats, down the different paths shaped by the numerous streaming waterways. Nearby water crafts or vessels worked by the West Bengal Tourism Development Corporation. Sundarban National Park is all around joined with kolkata Basanti High way.
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Sunderbans National Park, the land where entire wildlife embroidered to the perfection, is situated in South 24 Parganas at the most charismatic location of Sundarban delta which is largest delta of the world. In 1973 entire land of sundarbans national park was declared tiger reserve, in 1977 wildlife sanctuary and on fourth day of May 1984 as a national park and in 1987 a new lesson was added by UNESCO when they titled it as world heritage site. The national park is a mazy network of tiny islands, mudflats and tidal waterways which present a very good example of a natural awe-inspiring scenery. Sunderban consists an area of about 4100 sq kilometers out of which around 1700 sq kilometers are river, canals or creeks. The area is not only known for natural scenery and tiger it’s also abode of wide range of fauna and flora including 58 species of mammals, 55 species of reptiles and around 250 species of birds.
Being in the unparalleled mangrove forests of the Sunderbans is an attraction in itself. Besides, there are numerous animals to sight, including spotted deer (chital), dolphins, birds, the Bengal monitor (or common Indian monitor) lizard, jungle cats, wild boars, mongooses, foxes, pangolin, the famed estuarine crocodiles and, of course, the incomparable Bengal Tiger, to name a few
The Sunderbans literally translated to "the beautiful forest" referring to the mangrove trees that grow in the region- one of the reasons that makes this place famous. It is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. But it is most famous for the tigers that inhabit the forest, and many travelers have returned time and again to catch a glimpse of this 'royal' predator. But they say that people who have spent the whole of their lives in the Sunderbans have taken their last breath without ever having seen a tiger. Therefore, be realistic about your chances, and consider yourself to be very lucky if you do get to see one. But as you take a ride on a boat along the river, you are sure to see some deer on the bank, or perhaps a crocodile resting in the sun, their scales glistening in the light. But what the Sunderbans should be famous for today is not its mangrove forest, nor its tigers, not its National Park or reserves or sanctuaries- but for the heart of its people that makes the Sunderbans what it is- a survivor. Cyclones and tidal waves have ravaged this delta region- taken away land and lives. But the Sunderbans are fighting back. Remember that fighting spirit and be careful to not do anything to damage the process of regeneration and rebuilding. Contribute towards it.
The mangrove forests of India. Long neglected by tourists and the government of west bengal, this has now become one of the best weekend getaways you can have if you stay at kolkata. Adventure, nature, sea food, boat rides all thrown in together.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Indian Sunderbans forms the largest Tiger Reserve. The Sunderban National Park is a National Park, Tiger Reserve, and a Biosphere Reserve in West Bengal. It is also the largest mangrove forests in the world. It is also home to variety of birds, reptile and invertebrate species.
They are the world’s largest mangroves and boasts of the Royal Bengal Tiger. Only 40% of the Sundarbans lies in India and not all of that are open for commercial activities. Sightseeing of Tiger is a bit difficult as during the day the islands get submerged due to high tide and the wild animals prefer islands which are always from the ones on which humans stay.
You can drive from Kolkata to Gothkhali via jetty (approx. 115 kms/3 hrs). Our surface journey ends here and we board our exclusive boat to cruise through rivers Gomor, Durgadhwani. we reach the banks of the river Pitchkhali where lies the Sunderban Tiger Camp. On our arrival, you will be greeted by the tiger camp team and checked into your cottage followed by lunch. In the afternoon, we will experience the true Sunderbans, as we walk through the native village of Dayapur. We also encounter many wonderful sights as you learn about the lifestyle, local crafts, cuisines, and way of life of the local villagers. Observe their indigenous farming methods and how their houses are completely made of mud with small entrances. Our tour will pass through the village market and eventually end at the resort for refreshments followed by a dinner to end another day in the reserve forest. We also went to the watchtower at the resort after their return from the village to observe the birdlife within the resort. Sunderban tiger camp houses 64 species of birds to date. In the evening, watched a movie show on the tigers. Dinner cooked with farm fresh vegetables was served at the Fisherman’s Wharf dining hall which displayed different tools used by the locals to catch fish. Enjoyed a comfortable overnight stay at Tiger Camp. After breakfast the following day, proceeded for a thrilling cruise towards Dobanke Watch Tower as we moved into the Sunderban Tiger Reserve Forest through dense forest and numerous rivers. Snacks was served on board. The canopy walk at Dobanke Watch Tower inside the forest will guarantee goose bumps. Also, visit the spotted deer rehabilitation centre after which you cruise back through Matla Sea Face, (the point from where Bay of Bengal can be seen) to Sunderban Tiger Camp for lunch. After lunch, we went to visit Pakhiralay Island which is half an hour away from your resort by boat. Evening cultural show - Bonbibi Yatra will be performed by local villagers. It is the local rural theatre performed by the local villagers. Bonbibi means forest goddess; Yatra means an open theatre. The theatre tells the interesting story about the tiger lord, forest god & goddess, fisher man, honey collectors, with lots of songs & dances which has been created by the local villagers. After dinner, stayed overnight at the tiger camp. As we woke up to the chirping of birds in the morning, a hot cup of tea is served inyour balcony. Viewed the array of birds in the fruit trees near your cottage. After breakfast, headed for the morning cruise into the Sunderban Tiger Reserve once again through creeks and rivers heading to the Sudhayakhali watchtower. Walked through the caged walkways after disembarking towards the watchtower, searching for the elusive tiger. Keep a look at the sweet water pond where you may sight a deer drinking water or a water monitor lizard basking by the sun. Monkeys and wild boars may be sighted nearby. Cruise back to Sunderban Tiger Camp for an early lunch. Later, we transferred back to Gothkhali. On arrival at Gothkhali, we were picked up by your vehicle and transferred back to Kolkata.
This is one of a kind experience.Though you can't enter this magnificent forests but just a close view will definitely go into your scrap book!
Sunderbans, where the land meets the sea. Located at the tip of West Bengal lies a stretch of immensely thick, impregnable mangrove forest. The mangrove forest are a lot more fascinating than their pictures. To see it for the first time is a superb experience in itself. It is a UNESCO world heritage site forming the largest Tiger Reserve and National Park in India. Though the Sunderbans is home for more than 250 tigers, for me, going to the Sunderbans was less about seeing the tiger, and more about the learning the biodiversity of the area, preserving it for the coming generations, and respecting the lives and livelihoods of the local community. We were actually able to s-l-o-w down a bit, and enjoy those things that we never had the time for.