Sunderbans has been recently declared as the Ramsar Site by UNESCO. The land has encountered enormous struggle with the poachers and hunters. To keep the area protected and preserve the Royal Bengal tigers, numerous efforts by the government, forest departments and NGOs has at last seen the silver lining! After installation of cameras to technically track tiger sighting, today the number of tiger stand at 104.
To reach Sunderbans one has to first travel upto Godhkhali. We reached there from Kolkata after an almost 4 hours long journey. We had previously made all the booking for the boat stay, which was a package of 2 days and one in the boat. From Godhkhali, the representative procured all the passes required from the forest department and we set off on the boat. It is like an elaborate launch with night stay facility. We were taken to the Bhagatpur Crocodile Sanctuary which is on the banks of the Saptamukhi Estuary. It is supposed to be the only crocodile project in the state and houses varieties of crocodiles and turtles too.