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Sundarban Guide- West Bengal Tourism 2020

The mangrove area in the delta region of the convergence of Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna river is called the Sundarbans. It is located in the delta region of Bay of Bengal. It is one of the famous places of India, commonly known for the presence of Royal Bengal Tiger. 

What to expect in Sundarbans?

It is declared as a UNESCO World Heritage site. As its name means, Sundarbans is a “beautiful garden“, it houses a beautiful forest and nearly 180 islands out of which only half are inhabited. Also, it is famous as it is one of the forests in India to be the home of the famous Royal Bengal tiger. The Sundarban Tiger reserve also encloses the Sundarban national park within itself. Along with tigers, there are reptiles like crocodiles, birds, monkeys, wild boar, deer.

Sajnekhali Wildlife sanctuary, which is renowned for bird watching occupies a major part of the park. 

Activities and Attractions

Spot the tiger at Sundarbans national park. 

Observing birds at Sajnekhali bird sanctuary. 

Enjoy the pure waters of Gangasagar and take a dip too. 

Walk with turtles at Kanak. 

And many more, so gear up to visit this wonderful place to enjoy and spend time with nature. 

Best time to visit Sundarbans

You can reach Sundarbans around every time of the year, but it depends on person to person depending on which weather they prefer to visit. If you love summer days, then March until June is the best time to visit the Sundarbans to experience hot and humid days. For winter lovers, enjoy cool and dry weather from November to February. July to September is very wet and windy and enjoyable for monsoon lovers. 

How to reach Sundarbans?

The Sundarban is a mangrove area and so the only possible way to access it is via boats. It is located around 100 km away from Kolkata in the southeast direction. Godkhali or also known as the Gateway of Sundarban is the last point that you can travel by road.

The nearest train station is in Canning. Actual entrance of Sundarbans is on Sajnekhali Island which is equipped with a watchtower complex, museum, mangrove interpretation center, turtle farm, crocodile enclosure, and head office of the Forest Department.

You can reach Sundarbans in either personal vehicle, bus, train to Godkhali and then use the ferry to cross the river and then an auto-rickshaw to get to the spot.

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