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Sundarbans Tiger Tour

The 11 nights and 10 day tour is basically a tiger tracing tour. The tour will give you pleasure of not only sundarbans but also Nagpur, Kanha, Bandhavgarh. The tour...

Information About Sundarbans

Find out the details aboutThe Sundarbans national park is situated at the South Eastern periphery of the 24 Paraganas district in West Bengal, an eastern state in India.

Sundarbans National Park

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Sundarbans 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. Sundarban 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.

India is blessed with huge diversity of flora and fauna. Our nation is known for miraculous variety of geographical features that stretches from dense forests, frozen glaciers, fertile valleys, deserts and palm trees sprinkled over silvery beaches. That is why India is fascinating and has provoked many writers to pen their perceptions towards the glorious and rich heritage of the nation. Apart from these India's wildlife has been the subject of many other tales like Jakarta and Panchtantra. The vast wildlife territory of India has had a sober impact on the surroundings and culture. To preserve and protect these natural resources - government of India has established many dedicated national parks and wildlife sanctuary where they can live and flourish without affecting us. Sundarbans National Park is among them. Let us have a virtual tour to world's biggest mangrove forest with us. At least once we should visit this natural heaven. The excursion to the Sundarbans National Park is a perfect fusion of wildlife, dense forest, bird watching. Apart from this one can learn the varied custom and culture of the local people.

History at a Glance

Sundarbans National Park is a home to the Royal Majestic Bengal Tigers, is sprawl over Sundarbans delta in the Indian state of West Bengal. This wondrous land has a extent over 10,000 square kilometers covering some parts of India and Bangladesh. The Sundarbans notified as a national park by government of India on 04th May 1984 and become the designated kingdom of the world famous Royal Bengal Tigers.

At present this adventurous land is home to 250 tigers and variety of chirping birds, reptiles and numerous invertebrate including crocodiles. If you wish to learn about the biodiversity of this area rather than seeing tigers only, then you are warm welcomed to the magical land of tiger worship.

Uniqueness of Sundarbans Forest

Sundarbans National Park enjoys the status of world's largest mangrove forest and one of the most biologically suitable for all natural ecosystems. The park basically forms the core area of Tiger Reserve, which has been recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in the year 1987. In due course of time it has been nominated by government of India as Ramsar site: a wetland of international importance. It is the only mangrove forest in the world which is the habitat of tigers. And today the park has the highest population of tiger in the world.

Tiger Census

Traditional method "Pug Mark Method" was used to analyze the population of tiger in the park. It was field friendly method to spot the number of tigers but due to some drawbacks the concerned department chose a new methodology to monitor their movement inside the jungle.

Year 1979 1983 1984 1989 1995
Tiger Population 205 251 264 269 242

Attention on a Wild Trail

You will be driven to the boat pier at Gadkhali from Kolkata. The spectacular boat trip through islands and narrow creeks is something that will amaze you. Not only this - the boat captain and the lovely ornithologist will assist you to find best angle, place and light for the memorable wildlife photography.

While you are on ultimate safari by motorboat experience the glimpses of tigers can be seized that developed an interesting characteristic of swimming in the saline waters; that are known for man eating tendencies. They can be seen doing sunbathing on the river banks between November and February.

Things to Know

Major Attraction of the park: Royal Bengal Tiger, Rudely Sea Turtle

Nearby Attraction:The Sajnakhali Sanctuary, Piyali and Kaikhali Island

Best time to visit Sundarbans National Park:

Due to its proximity to the Bay of Bengal, Sundarban experiences very high humidity. Rainfall is quite heavy during monsoon, which last from mid-June to mid-September. After the monsoons, fair weather prevails until mid-March.

How to Reach Sundarbans National Park

Tourists planning to visit Sundarbans National Park may avail conducted tours organized by local tour leaders. The park has many entry points and easily accessible from different parts of West Bengal. Tourists need to reach Kolkata city which has very good network of all modes of transportation with major cities of India and abroad.

By Air:

An airway is always the most convenient and efficient means to reach Sundarbans National Park. The nearest airport is Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose airport at Kolkata. It is located at an approximate distance of 112 Kms from Sundarbans. Tourists need to go Canning, Basanti, Gosaba or any of the launch terminals to hire motor boat to reach Sundarbans area.

By Rail:

The nearest railhead to Sundarbans National Park is Canning and Seadalh (South). Local trains ply regularly and it takes only one and half hours to reach. Tourists will have to take train from Kolkata to reach Canning station. From there shared vans are available that takes you to the mainland of Sundarbans area.

By Road:

A well-laid road network connects Sundarbans National Park to Kolkata. The total surface distance is approx 110 kms. Tourists can hire public transport from Sonakhali (100 Kms), Namkhana (105 Kms), Canning (64 Kms), Raidighi (76 Kms) and Najat (92 Kms) easily.

By Waterway-

The waterway transport is the prime transportation system in Sundarbans. By hiring the motorboats from the nearest ports, you can reach the Sundarbans forest and further explore it through the waterway transports only. Motor launch service can be hired from the ports at Namkhana, Sagar Island, Sajnekhali, Sonakhali and Raidighi.