How to Reach Sundarbans National Park
Awarded with the status of UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sundarbans National Park is one of the most popular wildlife destinations in India. The popular Tiger Reserve is located on the river delta formed by Ganga, Brahmaputra, and Meghna. A tour to Sundarbans is an experience of a lifetime.
To answer the question of how to reach Sunderbans National Park, here is what you need to know. There are various traveling modes to get to Sundarbans. Connectivity is available by air, train, road, and even waterways. Do reach out to Indian Holiday for more details on how to reach Sunderbans National Park or Sundarbans National Park timings and to book customizable tour packages at best rates.
The nearest option to reach Sundarbans by Flight is to fly to Netaji Subhas Chandra Airport in Kolkata. Sundarbans National Park is almost at a distance of almost 166 km from the airport. The domestic airport has frequent and regular services of flights from all over India. From the airport, you can book a cab directly for the national park.
The nearest railway station to Sunderbans National Park is Canning. If you are travelling by train to Sunderbans, get down at Canning Station situated at a distance of almost 48 km. Gosaba is the nearest town, almost 50 km away.
To get to Sunderbans one need not worry about connectivity by road. Well-laid routes and highways are connected to the national park from Kolkata as well as many cities in West Bengal and other surrounding states. While you can use public transport from Sonakhali (100 km), Namkhana (105 km), Canning (64 km), Raidighi (76 km) and Najat (92 km), pre-booked vehicles give you hassle-free and comfortable journey from anywhere.
Waterways are a great way of traveling to the Sunderbans National Park. As the national park is criss crossed by waters, it is easy to navigate while riding a boat or being aboard a luxury cruise. Some of the places linked by waterways are Sunderbans delta, Jambudeep, and Namkhana.
Approximate time taken between various points are state below:
1. From Namkhana – Bhagabatpur Crocodile Project (2.5 hours) Sagar Island (2.5 hours) Jambudwip (3.5 hours)
2. From Sajnekhali – Sudhanyakhali (40 minutes) Buridabri (Tiger Project Area) (5 hours) Netidhopari (3.5 hours) Holiday Island (3 hours)
3. From Sonakhali – Gosaba (1 hour)
4. From Raidighi – Kalas (5 hours)