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Sunderban the land of vociferous wild animals and eye soothing wide range of birds. With the Wildlife Sanctuary, Biosphere Reserve & UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sundarban Tour draws universal attraction. This magnificent piece of land is a combined forest for Bangladesh and India and a haven for photographers. The word Sunderban is a majestic word that reminds us the largest mangrove forest. Sunderban consists of the largest mangrove forests and it is the important habitats for Bengal Tiger and sundarban also largest Tiger Reserve and National Park in India.
In 1997 Sunderban is declared as a World Natural Heritage Site. Sunderban covers an area over 38500 sq.km. It consists of 400 tigers and 30000 spotted deers. This National Park is world’s largest estuarine delta and a biodiversity hotspot.
The part of world's largest delta, Sunderban formed by the mighty rivers Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna. The world’s largest estuarine forest situated on the lower end of the Gangetic West Bengal.
The mighty Royal Bengal Tiger, who are the unopposed king of the forest, is majestic, cunning and merciless to its prey. The Sunderbans is criss-crossed by hundreds of creeks and tributaries.
Sunderban is considered as a natural habitat of wide range of wild life animals like giant lizards, spotted deer, wild boar, crocodiles and many more that the nature lovers would get a chance to have a close look. Migratory group of Siberian ducks is a worth mentioning attraction of some season, adding to the serene natural attractiveness of the Sundarban. It is the perfect place for the tourists who desire to rest around in order to refresh their mind and feast their eyes with the rich treasure that nature has bestowed. Tourists can find restless spotted deers that graze during the low tide, the slothful crocodiles relax in the winter sun. A wide range of colorful kingfishers add serene natural attractiveness of Sunderban. Many species of crabs, fish, birds make the visitors fascinated.
The Sundarbans National Park houses an excellent number of reptiles as well. Some of the common ones are olive ridley turtles, sea snakes, dog faced water snakes, green turtles, estuarine The Sundarbans National Park houses an excellent number of reptiles as well. Some of the common ones are olive ridley turtles, sea snakes, dog faced watersnakes, green turtles, estuarine crocodiles, chameleons, king cobras,
salvator lizards, hard shelled batgun terrapins, Russels vipers, mouse gekkos, monitor lizards, curviers, hawks bill turtles, pythons, common kraits, green vine snake, chequered killbacks and rat snakes.
Sajnekhali sanctuary is famous for its rich population Kingfisher, Sea Eagle, Lap wing, sand pipers. The other places of interest through waterways Burirdabri, Dobanki, Hamilton Sahib Bunglow, Netidhopani Ghat, Sudhanyakhali in sundarban tourisam.
In this Hamilton Sahib Bunglow noble laureate Rabindra Nath Tagore stayed to enjoy the panoramic view of Sundarban. Sundarban is the paradise of wild life and greenery of dense forest. Photographers from different parts of the world come here to capture the panoramic view of Sundarban. Forests are mainly covered with Sundari trees from which the name Sunderban is derived. During this journey tourists can spot a wide diversity of seven types of Kingfisher, pond heron, black cormorants etc. Flock of spotted deer can be seen to graze here. The most popular attraction is the Sajnekhali Watch Tower because it enables the tourists to have a glimpse of wildlife in close quarter. There is also Mangrove Interpretation Center, Bonobibi temple and crocodile park in the Watch tower complex.
Tourists can view colourful species of king fisher in Sajnekhali Watch tower. There is a sweet water pond where different types of animals come to drink water. Axis deer, wild boars and crocodiles can be seen Sudhanyakhali Watch tower. It remains uninhabited because it is the natural habitat of tigers. There is a sweet water pond where tigers come to drink water.
Tourists can have a unique experience to watch wildlife in a canopy walk in Do banki Watch tower. This canopy walk covers a distance of half a kilometer. There is a sweet water pond where chital deer and brahmini kites come to drink water.
The next Watch tower is Netidhopani Watch tower which is associated with the mythological story of Manasamangal. There is a 400 years old dilapidated Shiv mandir. It is believed in the extreme right there was a road which was constructed by pratapaditya in order to guard the coastal area from enemy attack.
The next journey begins with boat safari to reach Burir dabri and Kalash camp & sundarban boney camp. Burir dabri is famous for mud walk. Tourists can have a view of Roymangal river and Sundarban Bangladesh area. In a nutshell Sunderban is a unique combination of dense green forests along with it the mysterious land of vociferous wild animals.
We are wlcome you to the most attractive and alluring places remaining on earth, Sunderban forst truly undiscovered paradise.
BY TRAIN :- Canning is considered as a gateway to the heavenly world of Sunderban which is located at a distance of 40km from Kolkata. The nearest Railway station of Sunderban is Canning. From Sealdah South Section local trains are available from 05:45hrs to 23:18hrs to reach Canning. Total 19 pairs of trains are available.
If we want to start our journey from Canning then you have to avail train from Sealdah South Section to Canning by Canning local. After reaching Canning you have to go to ferryghat by a 7 mins walk through Canning Bazar. With the help of the ferry service you will cross Matla-Purondar to Dockghat. Taking a ferry service through Bidyadhari rivers From here you have to borrow a van/share auto/48 no. bus to reach Sonakhali. Taking a ferry service through Bidyadhari rivers you will reach to the Gosaba island which is the gateway of Eastern Sundarban. Either from Gosaba in 13:00hrs we will take ferry to sajnekhali tourist lodge then to Satjeliya or from Gosaba Bazar we can borrow a rickshaw to reach pakhiralay village, from here we have to take ferry service to Sajnekhali (Tiger Reserve Project) which is situated the meeting point of river Gomoti & Pitchkhali.
The another way to reach Sundarban you need to travel by Auto Riksaw from Canning Railway Station/Canning Ferrygaht to Godkhali Ferry Ghat on the way you will cross Basanti bridge. After reaching Godkhali you have to take ferry service for Gosaba. By Van Riksaw you will reach to Pakhiralay.
By Road :- The way to reach Sundarban Tiger Reserve you need to avail the Bus from Babughat. Tourists need to avail the bus of CSTC at 06:00hrs to reach Sonakhali within 09:30hrs to reach Sonakhali. From Sonakhali you can reach Gosaba/Pakhiralay. The name suggests that harmonious chirping sound of the birds will add attraction to the panoramic view of Sunderban. From Pakhiralay one can visit Sojnekhali. WBTDC lodges are available near the ferryghat. From there one can visit the majestic world of Tiger Reserve.
Kolkata to Sonakhali buses are available at 6.00, 7.30, 7.45, 9.15, 10.45, 11.00, 11.45, 13.00, 13.30, 15.15, 16.30, 17.00hrs. Buses are also return from Sonakhali to Kolkata at 6.00, 7.00, 7.30, 10.00, 10.30, 12.00, 12.45, 13.30, 14.00, 14.30, 15.15, 15.30, 16.45hrs.
WBTDC-Sajnekhali Tourist Lodge,
P.O - Pakhiralaya, P.S - Gosaba, Sunderban, West Bengal, 743379.
03218 214960/ 9732509925
2 person With Meal 1400/-
Dormitory - 500/-
Ramkrishna Ashram - Nimpith,
Indian nationals need to carry any kind of photo ID proof/ Passport / PAN Card / Driving License issued by Central / State Govt /Adhar Card , Foreigners need to carry their original passport.
If you want to go Sundarban first you need permission :-
Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Wildlife & Chief Wildlife Warden, Govt of West Bengal.
Third Floor, P - 16, India Exchange Place,
Kolkata - 700001.
Contact:- 033-2358 3208, 033-2334 6900
Field Director, Sundarban Tiger Reserve, Caning, South 24 Parganas, West Bengal.
For Foreign Visitors : -
Deputy Secretary Forest Department Writers' Building, Kolkata - 700 001
Deputy Director Tourism,
3/2 B.B.D. Bag, Kolkata - 700 001
Contact :- 033 22488271/73
What are other major animals found ?
Spotted Deer, seven types of kingfisher, black cormorants, egret, pond heron, Brahmani eagles, magpie robin, green bee eaters, Wild Boar, Rhesus monkeys, dolphins, estuarine crocodiles, water monitor, sea turtles, river terrapin, snakes, water monitor lizard.
Do we find shark in Sundarban?
Yes, there are six species of Shark
Where to visit?
Pakhiralaya, Sudhanyakhali, Jharkhali, Do-Banki, Netidhopani, Burir Dabri, Boni Cap, Kalash Camp, Bhagabatpur crocodile breeding center
Why people are crazy about Sundarban Tour ?
The Sundarbans the largest single block of tidal halophytic mangrove forest in the world. The Sundarbans is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This region is densely covered by mangrove forests, and is one of the largest reserves for the Bengal tiger.