sundarban national park

Sundarban National Park 


 Sundarbans National Park a mangrove forest, Tiger Reserve, and a  Biosphere Reserve in West Bengal, India. Sundarbans is the name given to the large Delta that is formed where the river basins of Ganga and Bramhaputra meet. Sundarban is an enormous forest in the coastal region of the Bay of Bengal. The delta island is covered by mangrove forests,  one of the largest Mangrove forest in the world. This unique forest extends across of Bangladesh and West Bengal India. The Sundarbans is the world’s largest Mangrove forest, and World Heritage  National Park.

what is inside Sundarbans ?

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It is an only forest where the Bengal Tiger lives. In one ward the home of royal Bengal tiger. The Sundarbans provides a unique ecosystem and a rich wildlife habitat.

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People of Sundarban are directly or indirectly related for income from this forest. Entire Eastern India is dependent on the fishery resources from Sundarban. millions of people live in the biosphere reserve. They depend directly on forest and forest-based resources since agriculture is not productive enough due to saline water.  fuelwood, fishing, crap, thatching leaves, honey, and wax are the main sources of income


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Kolkata to Sundarban Distance and How to Reach in Sundarbans  National Park India?

Get in Sundarban

When we want to go anywhere the first work we should do is to collect the information about the destination sot that at the time of the tour we could enjoy the place.

Sundarbans  National Park India is not an exception.

However, apart from the other tourist places in India, there is not enough and valuable information existed on the internet. In fact, there are tons of misinformation from the mediocre tour agents and guides that really can’t help you in your journey.

So, I’ve decided to write this article to help you and other adventure tourists who are interested in Sundarbans. In this article, I will guide you about the Kolkata to Sundarban distance, the entry points and how to reach Sundarbans?

Kolkata to Sundarban Distance

Kolkata is the capital of West-Bengal and its also a great tourist destination on its own. If you are planning to visit Kolkata then don’t miss out on the trip to Sundarbans as the biggest Mangrove land is located just 109 km from Kolkata. The added benefit is there are many tour agents including us help you visit the tiger land.


Routes to Reach Sundarbans  National Park India From Kolkata

There are two main routes to Reach Sundarbans from Kolkata.

Basanti Highway
Baruipur-Canning Highway

These two are state highways and maintained periodically to let the tourists visit the Sundarbans without any hassle.

Wondering, in both of them which is the best route to visit Sundarban?

Kolkata Basanti Highway:

The best route to get into the Sundarbans is through Kolkata Basanti Highway. We always use this route for our tourists as its not as crowded as Baruipur-Canning Highway.

If you want a smooth traveling then use this route to visit Sundarbans. Basanti Road is linked to Eastern Metropolitan Bypass near Science City in Kolkata and from Science city, Kolkata to Godkhali Sundarbans distance is 103 KMS and it takes about 3 hours to reach Godkhali. You will find several tea and snack shops on this route. You can stop any of these shops and get refreshed.

Kolkata Baruipur Canning Highway:

The second route you can use to reach Sundarbans is Kolkata Baruipur Canning Highway. However, the distance is the same as Kolkata-Basanti highway but as it goes through the main markets of the towns you will encounter heavy rush. Especially at Baruipur and Canning.

It takes more time to reach Sundarbans via Baruipur Highway then Basanti highway.

The Two Entry Points to Sundarbans
There are two main entry points to reach Sundarban from Kolkata.

Godkhali and Jhorkhali

We always use this entry point as its located just opposite to Gosaba the main market of Sundarban Tribal Area and you will get all the necessary things before starting the tour to the Sundarbans.

In Godkhali there is a huge parking space for private cars and busses where you can park your vehicles with nominal charges.

As well as you will get public transport options such as Busses and Autos from Godkhali to Canning.

Jhorkhali is a less popular entry point to Sundarban. However, you will get public transport to get Jhorkhali from Canning, there are no markets like Gosaba in Jhorkhali and parking space is not as huge as Godkhali.

There is one more reason why we always prefer Godkhali over Jhorkhali – The distance of Sajnekhali Forest office from Jhorkhali is 5KMS more then Godkhali.

How to Reach Kolkata to Sundarban
There are three transport options to reach Sundarban from Kolkata.

Via Local Train – It the best option for indie tourists who want to save some money on travel. By choosing this option you can reach Godkhali with just 150Rs/persons.

.To reach Sundarbans via train you have to catch the Sealdah-Canning Local train from Sealdah South station. You will get trains every hour. The best train that we use for our tourists is 7:40 Sealdah-Canning Train.

From Canning you have to catch a share auto or if you afford you can reserve an auto or car to Godkhali.

Via Private Vehicle or Bus – The second and more comfortable option is to hire a private vehicle from Kolkata to Sundarban. If you hire a private vehicle you can reach Goidkhali by 3 to 3:30 hours.

Best Time to Visit

Sundarban Watch Tower

Sudhanyakhali Watch Tower

Most of the tigers can be spotted from this watchtower.
panoramic view of Sundarbans from here. Wild animals like deer, wild boars, may be seen from the watchtower. A drinking water pond is there. Wild animals come here to drink water. Behind the pond is the spread of land where we can sight animals from a distance.
One of the main watchtower of Sundarbans, you can see here  Bonobibi temple, a museum and crocodile pond, Mangrove Interpretation center.


Dobanki Watch Tower

Your trip would be incomplete without this Canopy Walk.
This watchtower a. a memorable experience of watching wildlife from its Canopy Walk. This canopy walk is about .75 km long and  20 ft high from the soil. There is also a sweet water pond. Deers, wild boars, and birds are sighted here.

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Dobanki watch tower
Burir Dabri Watch Tower

Two watch tower here.
The guide also provides here. In the watch Tower area, you can see the Mangrove tree with  Name.
Burir Dabri is a watchtower of the Tiger project area inSundarban.
From this watchtower, you can see the Bangladesh side. River Raimongal flows between India and Bangladesh .it has a beautiful layout, where you walk between the wooden wall through the mud cage and reach the watchtower to look at Bangladesh. Deer.  Birds, crap. Wild boar, sighting here.

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burir dabri watch tower
Netidhopani Watch Tower

Netidhopani watchtower is one of the famous watchtowers of sundarban  Core area. There is more than 500 years old ruins temple. Which is now inversion. I see there so many soil-made things. If you are lucky you can watch the tiger here.lots of tourists come every year. One sweet water pond for wild Animals drinking water there. nobody is allowed after 4.00 pm.most of the tiger sighting between 11 am to 6 pm in netidhopani . This is the beautiful place of sundarban and you feel here peace and pleasure. Lots of pilgrims came here a few years ago for a warship of Goddess Maa Monasa every year.

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netidhopani watchtowersundarban photography

Kalash watch Tower

Kalash is a beautiful beach between  Mangrove forest and riverside. Located in south 24 Parganas out of Sundarban core area jungle, Kalash Island is a part of Sunderban National park.
Tourist with armed guards is permitted to get down on the Kalash beach.  It is the ideal platform for birdwatching. narrow Creek, the beauty of wide River Matla, no-man lands, only a few Fisher trawler you can see.

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kalas Beach

Mud the entire riverbank, and the far sight of the blue water and forest land. Occasionally unknowing birds scream
Ideal for viewing the Olive Ridley Turtles during the engendering season. Not allowed to stay at night,
Where is Kalash Island, is the Lonely Island, where you can see the nature of the game and the application.


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