Week-end trip to Sundarbans, how to reach and what to see
The Sundarbans is the biggest deltaic island. Both India and Bangladesh share this beautiful place(a comination of wildlife sanctuaries, Tiger reserve forest and National park too) where nature can be enjoyed at its most unaffected stage. The home to the rare species Royal Bengal Tiger Sundarbans are the perfect place if you want to spend a short vacation near Kolkata. Sundarbans are actually three three wildlife sanctuaries (Sundarbans West, East and South). It is lying on the disjunct deltaic islands at just west of the main streams of the rivers Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna.
Sundarbans are given the status of World Heritage Centre by the UNESCO. This has added importance to the natural abode of many rare birds, animals, reptiles and all your favourite trees and groves. The entire area of Sundarban is replete with several rivers like Sonakhali, Gomati, Gosaba, Bidyamati etc. The names of the beautiful rivers have actually added to the charm of Sundarban.
Sundarban posseses all the qualities of a natural abode of animals and everything natural. For weekend trip or even for a longer trip near Kolkata Sundarban is one of the most ideal place. The learning experience will be great for kids and elders can enjoy a few streesful days amidst nature.
How to reach Sundarbans
Sundarbans by air
The nearest airport is Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Airport DUmdum. From there you can reach Sundarban by Bus.
Sundarbands by train
First you have to reach Sealdah. From there you can board a train to canning. Canning railway station is the nearest Railway station from Sundabans. It is about 48 Km away from Sundaban.
Sundabans by Bus
Sundarbans are well connected with all the important cities of West Bengal. You can go by bus reach Kakodwip from Kolkata Esplanade. Other places from where you can board a bus to Sundarbans are Namkhana, Raidighi, and Babughat.
Where to stay at Sundabans
You can stay at numerous Tourist lodges at Sajnekhali, Sundarban and take package tour to Sundarbans.
Address and contact number of tourist lodges at Dundarban
'Sarkari Tourist Lodge'. Contact number for this Govt lodge is 4401-2659/2660.
Contact number 2479-1385.
What to see at Sundabans
The must watch spots of sundarbans are the numerous projects like Tiger projects, Crocodile projects etc, apart from the the Natural beauty of the place. At Sundarbans take boats to move around. But if you have kids along than be aware of Crocodiles ans Sharks. In the winter you will enjoy Crocodiles resting in the sun during the day. Poisonous snakes, Dog Shark and
In Sajnekhali tiger reserve forest actually you will find several other attractions including a Museum, a bird sanctualry(Pakhiralaya) and Olive ridley Turtle hatchery and a Watch Tower too. There is also a Crocodile project near Sajnekhali at Sundarban.
At Sundarban you can also vist the Kalas island in the estuary of Matla and Tulibhasani river. You will enjoy the serene beaty of this place.
Though Sundarban is famous for the Royal Bengal Tiger you have to be lucky to have a look of the Royal host of Sundarbans!