The Short Weekend Trip to the Mangrove Retreat of Sundarbans

Tourists are often found searching for the change from the busy schedules of their urban lives but in a sad note they do not find leaves more than 2 to 3 days. For them one of the best locations in West Bengal is the beautiful and dense forest of Sundarbans which is located at the southern part of the state near the Bay of Bengal.

The Largest Mangroves

A short trip to this forest can rejoice minds and hearts with the divine beauty of it. Sundarbans is actually a collective area of several islands near the estuary of the Bay of Bengal on which the largest Mangrove forest of the world is grown up. The biggest delta is found here in this location. Tourists can find themselves lost from their reality and consciousness at the edge of the mighty Bay of Bengal.

The Co-Existence of Man and Wild

Sundarbans National Park is worldly famous for the presence of the beautiful and mystic Royal Bengal Tigers. It is one of the biggest habitats for the tigers on the planet where they share place with human souls. They are worshiped as god in some places of this forest. The beautiful co-existence of man and tiger has made this place more attractive to the tourists. Besides the Royal Bengal Tiger, The Sundarbans Tour is enriched with the views of other various animals like Fishing Cat, Common Otter, Estuarine Crocodile, Water Monitor Lizard, Oliver Ridley and many others. It is also considered as the heaven for the bird lovers and bird watchers due to the presence of a huge amount of exotic migratory birds who intrudes in different seasons of the year.

How to Reach

Entering to the largest mangrove of the world is not very difficult and can be easily accessed by roadways, railways and waterways according to the preferences of the tourists. Sundarbans Tour can be easily made within a short span of time. It is located just at a 105 kilometers of distance from Kolkata and takes around 3 to 3.5 hours to reach with private cars by road. A beautiful and frequent public transport facility has also made the connectivity stronger between Kolkata and Sundarbans. Tourists from other states and even from the other countries use the airways and fly directly to Dumdum Airport situated at Kolkata and then take the roadways. There are several local trains from Sealdah South which takes the tourists to Canning every day. Canning is the nearest railway station before Sundarbans National Park. Tourists can also take the riverine ways over the delta of the sea from Namkhana and Jambudwip and reach to the destination.

What to Do

There are few watch towers like Sajinakhali Watch Tower, Sudhanyakhali Watch Tower, Netidhopani Watch Tower, Dobanki Watch Tower, Kumirmara Watch Tower, Jhingamari Watch Tower and some others are built within the premises of this jungle to offer the tourists the jaw dropping glances of the tigers along with some other animals. Bird Watchers and Bird Lovers are found spending hours with their cameras and binoculars in search of beautiful and exotic migratory birds mostly in the winter season.

The Sundarbans Trips can be easily distinguished with the other trips in Bengal due to the rare combination of thrill with the beauty and fear. Winter is recommended as the best season to visit Sundarbans for the tourists.