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An Enjoyable Trip to Sundarban

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Sunderban is a tiger reserve, now a national park, in West Bengal near Kolkata and can be reached easily by air (nearest airport is the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Airport at Kolkata (112 km); by rail (nearest railway station is Canning (48 km); by road (from Kolkata, buses are available for Canning (64 Km) which is close to Sundarban and easily accessible to waterways); and cruises (covering different stretches like Namkhana – Bhagabatpur – Crocodile Project – Sagar Island etc.).

Various Sundarban Travel Tour Packages are available with night stay at a resort or a boat in the middle of the river!  Different operators, both private and public (those run by West Bengal tourism) are available. In a package tour, you can even see the tourist attractions of Kolkata as per your budget. Food and night stay etc. is included in the Sundarban Package Tour.
What to see and enjoy

You can book a Sundarban Tour Package (3N & 4D / 2N & 3D) which includes amongst others Sundarban sightseeing along with a cruise tour to Chargheri Char, the southern tip of West Bengal.  One can spot motley of fishes etc. You may visit the Sudhanyakhali watch tower next if you have enough time at your disposal. Most of the Royal Bengal Tigers can be seen from this tower along with wild boars and crocodiles etc. Close by is a sweet water pond where animals drink water. One can see them safely from a distance.

Canopy Walk & Watch Towers: Dobanki Watch Tower at the Sunderban provides a unique experience of viewing wildlife from its canopy walk, which is half a km with a height of approx. 20 ft.  Sajnekhali Watch Tower offers a panorama of the Sundarban while you can look out for tigers, deer etc. as well. Burirdabri Watch Tower has a beautiful layout, overlooking the Bangladesh territory with the river Raimongol. Bonnie Camp Watch Tower is simply the most beautiful watch tower in the Sunderban national park with the Bay of Bengal just at hand.

Beach & Island: Kalash Deep/beach lying on the Bay of Bengal, is one of the important tourist destinations as part of the Sunderban Package Tour & Travel. You can visit the Lothian Island (also known as Namkhana) on your way back from the Kalash Island.

Crocodile project & Eco-tourism: Bhagabatpur Crocodile Project in the Sundarban has emerged as one of the most popular tourist destinations, located close to the Lothian Island on the banks of the Saptamukhi Estuary. Sundari Kati Eco-tourism Centre is 30 km away from Bhagabatpur; it can be reached easily through the mangrove forest of the latter.

Holy Dip, Tranquility & Scenic beauty: Gangasagar is an enchanting and captivating tourist place as part of the Sundarban Travel and Sundarban Package Tour, attracting both pilgrims (who come here for the holy dip on Makar Sankranti) and tourists (for whom it’s a virtual haven as it assures tranquility and peace in equal measure) alike. It is conveniently located on an island in the Sundarban, offering a pure and beautiful view of the pristine beach on an estuary of the Ganges River. 


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