Places to visit in Sundarbans National Park

Top Things to Do in Sundarbans National Park, West Bengal

Places to Visit in Sundarbans National Park

Top Attractions in Sundarbans National Park


What travellers are saying

  • Shuvadip S
    Bengaluru, India15 contributions
    There are a few common birds there, plus a few monitor lizards, plus deer, Civet, cats, monkeys and crabs.
    Written 22 January 2020
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  • Alfredo812
    Miami, FL454 contributions
    We have never seen such a scene. It is actually teen kona and water frequently gets waves at the juncture ! Do spend some time sitting there and watching the nature.
    Written 31 October 2016
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  • Shuvadip S
    Bengaluru, India15 contributions
    Was not able to see much buy the scenery was nice and some a few Spotted Deers and lots of monkeys and some Kites.
    Written 22 January 2020
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  • Subir Chandra
    West Bengal, India229 contributions
    Really great experience in all day & night over the salty river water through vessel to see the mainland of Royal bengal tiger, the fisherman and the honey hunter
    Written 18 May 2020
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  • Sounak Poddar
    Kolkata (Calcutta), India1,034 contributions
    There are lots of organizations running their business in Bodh Gaya in the name of Bharat Sebhashram so be careful before you get to do the Gaya station and ask someone to take you to Shevashram. At the exit, there is a kiosk of Bharat SeVashraM, go there register your name and they will guide you where exactly to go. It is well maintained and very peaceful place. People who are religious or spiritual will find this place very comfortable. They also provide food in the name of 'PRASAD'.
    Written 6 August 2017
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  • Alfredo812
    Miami, FL454 contributions
    We did not visit the watch tower but the canopy walk was a great experience. Our kids just wanted to sit back and enjoy on the sand. Less people visit here so it was peaceful.
    Written 31 October 2016
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  • Alfredo812
    Miami, FL454 contributions
    We were there in the rainy season, it was greener than ever (People there told us) so it was lovely. The trip towards Hiron point is like an adventure in itself. Loved the view.
    Written 31 October 2016
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  • Alfredo812
    Miami, FL454 contributions
    Nothing to see as such. But good things are there to know about light houses and the view is also amazing. You should give it a try.
    Written 31 October 2016
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  • SjAwadh
    New Delhi, India238 contributions
    1.Sunderbans are world’s largest mangrove forests comprising an area of 10000 sq km, out of which 60 % lies in Bangla Desh and 40% in India.
    2.These were declared as reserved forests in 1875 only and later a Biosphere Reserve and since 1987 are declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
    3.These mangrove forests are spread on river Delta over Bay of Bengal,comprising of 4 rivers and made up of thousands of estuarine canals and water channels so a unique eco system is present here.
    4. It is better to take at least 2 days excursion to experience its beauty and diversity but we could manage only a day this time so without wasting time we prior booked the boat.
    5. Our starting point was Godkhali which is approx 100 km from Kolkata and due to poor roads taken 3.5 hrs to reach.
    6. From the Forum post we have taken number and before reaching there by our own vehicle the cruise boat was waiting for us.
    7.The entry permit has to be taken from the Forest Department Office at Sajnakhali island which is connected by Ferry service from Gosaba.
    8.The Sajnakhali wildlife sanctuary is set up in 1976 and a West Bengal Govt operated Tourist Lodge is running here which looked pretty.
    9.On this island a Mangrove Interpretation Centre, Observation centre ,Watch Tower and crocodile and river terrapins centre also located.
    10.Before starting Sunderbans trip a tour permit and guide is compulsory and with his help we visited all above facilities and could spot a huge Monitor lizard in the campus.
    11.As we were off to day trip only so we were mentally prepared for not having Darshan of elusive feline god but the beauty of trip was not affected by this fact.
    12.The guide told us about the folklore of worshiping Forest Goddess Bonbibi before entering jungle and one could understand the importance of this belief once pass the narrow meandering channels of water.
    13.The red coloured plastic garlands near the narrow passageways were indicative of Pooja offered to goddess by local persons who either go legally to collect honey or illegally to find fish and crab produce in tidal waters.
    14.The water is full of estuarine crocodiles so getting off from boat is not allowed neither advisable and the tree canopy is such dense and low here that it gives you an added adventure of being watched by ferocious creatures.
    15. On our full day trip we were able to spot many types of birds like brown woodpecker ,herons and eagles, spotted deer, rhesus monkeys, fish cat and many monitor lizards beside omnipresent crocodiles.
    16. The forest is named after Mangrove species Heritiera which is locally called Sundari and apart from it many well known Mangrove plants and tree species can be easily spotted here.
    17. The pneumatophores or breathing roots has covered all the swampy lands and it’s hard and sharp nature must be very tough for animals to dwell freely on this area
    18.There are vast number of colourful crabs and Mud creepers and we have seen Archer fishes too.
    19.From the Watch tower we could capture the beautiful swim of Water monitor lizard in fresh water pond made for drinking purposes for wild animals.
    20.All in all our trip was full of excitement and though we were not able to spot the Royal Bengal tiger but that mystique feel of mangroves was unique experience.
    21.The boat experience was also very nice and we were served with unlimited rounds of ginger tea ,snacks and a sumptuous lunch which was so delicious..complete with Rosogolla and the crew members were attentive and polite...definitely want to trip again with them.
    Written 17 September 2019
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