Sunderbans in West Bengal is a cluster of coastal islands in the Bay of Bengal. It lies on the delta of the Ganges River, Brahmaputra River, and Meghna River on the Bay of Bengal. Sundarban National Park is also famously known as the Sunderban Tiger Reserve as this mangrove forested area is the natural habitat for Royal Bengal Tigers.
Apart from the Royal Bengal Tigers, it is home to a variety of bird, reptile and invertebrate species, including the salt-water crocodile. Some of the exquisite species of animals that are found in Sundarbans national park are Royal Bengal Tiger, Olive Ridley Turtle, Gangetic Dolphins, and Crocodile. Our Sundarban tour packages are specially designed for wildlife lovers who want to experience the thrill of the jungle.
This reserve has a total geographical area of 2585 sq. km with 1437 sq. km consisting of the populated areas and 1474 sq. km of area is under the forest covering. Sundarban tiger safari takes visitors on an exploration of the World's biggest Delta formed by the mighty Rivers Ganges and Brahmaputra. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site inscribed since 1987. Here one can spot the tiger in their natural habitat. Sunderban jungle safari is the best way to explore this reserve as the region makes it easy to spot wildlife.
It’s not the usual jungle but the Sunderban boat safari that makes it all the more tempting to pay a visit to Sunderbans. Sundari Trees, one of the Mangrove Variety grows in abundance here which is why the area is named Sunderbans, ‘the forest of Sundari trees’. Sunderban luxury cruise is another way to explore the national park and it offers an enticing view of the meandering rivers, creeks, estuaries, and forests. You can experience the magnificent scenic beauty of this biodiversity.
The best time to visit Sundarban national park is from October to March due to the pleasant weather. Summers are very hot and humid and during monsoon, it is almost impossible to explore the national park as the water level rises. The Sunderbans National Park is one of the best bio reserves in India and it lures a large number of visitors across the globe.
People visit here not just to spot the endangered species but also to witness the tranquil beauty of the world’s largest delta. The national park is well connected with the nearby places by the railways, roadways, and waterways. Explore the collection of Sundarban tour packages and experience the enchanting beauty of nature in its purest form.
FAQs of Sunderban Tours
Ques: Where is located Sunderban?
Ans: Sunderban National Park is located in the state of West Bengal. Sunderban is a mangrove area and has the world's largest delta formed by the rivers Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna.
Ques: How to reach Sunderban?
Ans: Kolkata is the nearest airport and Howrah is the nearest railway station to Sunderban around which is around 110 km away.
Godkhali is the nearest port to Sunderban around 29 km. You need to take a taxi from Kolkata to Godkhali (81 km). A large number of boats are available at Godkhali port for Sunderban which takes around one and a half hour to reach Sunderban.
You can also take a train up to Canning railway station, which is 29 km from Godkhali Port.
Ques: What is the best time to visit Sunderban?
Ans: The best time to visit Sunderban is from October to March.
Ques: Why Sunderban is famous?
Ans: Sunderban is a beautiful forest and famous for its unique largest Mangrove forest and largest delta in the world formed by the great Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers in the Bengal basin. It is a home of the Royal Bengal Tiger.
Ques: Which animal species I can find in Sunderban forest?
Ans: Sunderban is home of Tiger, Leopards, Rhinoceros, Wild Buffaloes, Wild Hogs, Wild Cats, Barasinga, Spotted Deer, Hog Deer, Barking Deer, and Monkeys. Basically it is famous for 'The Royal Bengal Tiger'.
Ques: What are the other famous tourist places near Sunderban?
Ans: The top places to visit near Sundarban National Park are Bakkhali (138 km), Kolkata(110 km), Sagardwip(113 km), Digha (117 kms), Talasari beach(182 km) etc.
Ques: How many days are required to cover Sunderban?
Ans: 2 to 3 days are standard duration for Sunderban from Kolkata.
Ques: Which type of accommodation we will get in Sunderban?
Ans: Mostly homestay and cottages are available in Sunderban.
Ques: How can we commute inside Sundarban National Park?
Ans: Cruises and boats are the best way to commute inside Sunderban National Park.