6. Sunderbans Sunderbans in West Bengal is in the next of the list of places to visit in India in November. This region is densely covered by forests and the biosphere reserve which is located in the Sunderbans Delta region. Forms the largest mangroves in Asia having tigers, crocodiles, turtles, spotted deer and rhesus monkey as their inhabitants. At the estuary, there are Sunderbans mudflats and during low tides, it becomes a great picnic spot
3. Sundarbans, West Bengal – The two faces of mother natureThe Sundarban Delta is one of the most fascinating places in the world if you're into nature and wildlife. Home to the largest mangrove forest it is also famous for the now endangered Bengal Tiger. But nature has a dark side too. The delta is in a low lying region which puts it at great risk of annihilation by being submerged underwater. Add to that the growing impact of global warming (it's not a myth, people!) and the rising sea level, this beautiful region could soon be history.
Hang out with the Royal Bengal Tiger at The Sundarbans.If ever there could be a place fit to be the home of the Royal Bengal Tiger, it is the Sundarbans. An extensive network of intertwined mangroves, Sundarbans forms the world’s largest river delta. Just another reason to plan a visit here.
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.
Sunderbans offers travellers an opportunity to explore a fascinating terrain of swamp forests and jungles. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The national park is spread over 54 tiny islands and is home to a variety of flora and fauna. The mangroves are home to several endangered mammals such as the Royal Bengal Tiger, spotted deer, jungle fowl and Siberian ducks. If you are lucky, you might also spot Batagur baska, king crab and Olive Ridley turtle. Sunderbans have the largest mangrove forest in the world and is easily one of the best place to visit near Kolkata within 50 kms. Get as close to nature as possible when you visit this group of islands which lies scattered over the Bay of Bengal. An ideal duration of stay at Sunderbans is around 2 days, thus making it a quick weekend spot from Kolkata. Not far away from the city, travelling here is easy, and so is finding a place to stay through the nights. Well, the zoological gardens in Kolkata may have a Royal Bengal Tiger in one of its cages there, but if you wish to see the beast in action in its natural habitat, there is no better place than the Sunderbans. Sunderbans lies 109 kilometres or 4 hours away and one needs to travel by boat to get there. If you love seafood, then work up a great appetite as one gets nothing but the freshest catch of fish, lobsters and prawn here.Distance from Kolkata : 109 Kms-------------------------------------------------------Places to Visit near Kolkata Within 200 Kms