Awarded with the status of UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sundarbans National Park is one of the most popular wildlife sanctuaries 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 travelling modes to get to Sundarbans. Connectivity is available by air, train, road and even waterways.
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 166km 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 48km. Gosaba is the nearest town almost 50km 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 (100km), Namkhana (105km), Canning (64km), Raidighi (76km) and Najat (92km), pre-booked vehicles give you hassle free and comfortable journey from anywhere.
Waterways are a great way of travelling to the Sunderbans National Park. As the national park is crisscrossed by waters, it is easy to navigate while riding a boat or be aboard a luxury cruise. Some of the places linked by waterways are Sunderbans delta, Jambudeep and Namkhana.