Sundarbans National Park

The Most Famous Tiger Zone in the World’s Largest Mangrove Forest in India

The Sundarban National Park is a tiger and biosphere reserve located in the Sundarban delta in the state of West Bengal (India). The Sundarban is named after the Sundari trees which are found in bulk in this area. The park was established as a national park on 4th May 1984 as earlier it was created as a wildlife sanctuary in 1977, designated as the core area of Sundarban Tiger Reserve.

Welcome to the land of tigers called “The Sundarban National Park” extends in an area of approximately 1,355 Kms. The best referred time to visit this park is in the time between September and May. If you visit in wintry months you could see the sun-bathing crocodiles on the river banks as well as you may get to see amazing and powerful Royal Bengal Tigers. Apart from Bengal Tiger other chief wildlife species, you may get a glimpse in this park are Macaques, Indian Grey Mongoose, Leopard Cats, Ridley Sea Turtle, Wild Boar, Jungle Cat, Fox, Flying Fox, Fishing Cats, Chital, Pangolin and a lot other wild birds and animals.

Exotic package of Sundarban is a lifetime experience as it is a place that is completely clad in incredible natural beauty and exclusive mangrove habitat: the unique flora and fauna will surely let you feel the exquisite beauty, wilderness, and exotic beauty of nature during the Sundarban Day Tour.

Ample of things are there to make your Sunderban tour memorable. Gliding crosswise the river in the boats takes you to the proximity of wildlife. Although completely unpredictable, you may see varied cultural adventures and a close encounter with the tigers which will build dome never-to-forget memories for you. The serene ambiance and relaxed halo equip you with new energy, zeal, and enthusiasm that will make you a happy soul for Sunderban Tourism. Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, your mind and soul rests here in the lap of Mother Nature. You will enjoy your encounter with the vibrant bees: your sensory organs will feel delighted with the chirping of birds, and the new sensations of delight will take you to the unique natural realm of rejuvenation.

Best Time for Sundarban Tourism

Visiting Sundarban during winter (October to March)

It is the best time to visit the Sundarban due to the pleasant weather from October to March. Except for a few days of winter, the entire duration of the above time will offer you lovely weather with a moderate climate. The temperature will remain between 10 to 30 degrees Celsius. You will enjoy the flora and fauna of the Sundarban and the beauty of the raw forest without any hassle, tussle, and trouble in your winter package of Sundarban Tour.

How to Reach Sundarban

The nearest airport from the Sundarban National Park is the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport, which is located in Kolkata, the capital of the state of West Bengal. The airport is located at a distance of 120 km from the starting point of the Sundarban safari at Godkhali Port. Further, you can hire a taxi or cab to reach Godkhali from Kolkata airport, which will take around 3 hours by road to trach and Visit to Sundarban.

The nearest major railway station is the Sealdah Railway Station and the nearest local railway station is Canning Railway Station. The Sealdah Railway Station is one of the prime Railway Junctions in West Bengal Sunderban Tour and is located on the main route of the northeast railway zone and connected to the various cities of India by the regular trains. So, you can visit the Sealdah railway junction from other corners of India and then reach the Canning railway station by using the local trains from Sealdah, which will take around one and a half-hour of the train ride. Further, you can take the private taxi or shared public transport at the Canning to reach the entry point of Sundarban at Godkhali to board the boat for the safari.

The Sundarban visitors, who want to travel by road, can either take the public transport from Kolkata to Canning and further Canning to Godkhali or hire the private taxi or cab to reach directly to Godkhali from Kolkata for Sundarban National Park tour. It is better to hire a cab or a taxi as public transport mat seen to you unmanageable and overcrowded crowded. The road distance from Kolkata to Godkhali and Canning is around 120 km and 64 km, respectively. At Sundarban Tour from Godhkhali, , you can get into the boat to further explore the forest.

Flora and Fauna of Sundarban

Major Flora

Main Species

Major Fauna

Endangered Species

Birds of Sundarban
Birds at Sunbdarban
Fauna of Sundarban
Fauna of Sundarban

Frequestly Asked Questions

The largest mangrove forest in the world declared as word heritage site by UNESCO. The Sundarbans National Park is a tiger and biosphere reserve located in the Sundarbans delta in the state of West Bengal (India). The Sunderbans is named after the Sundari trees which are found in bulk in this area. Travelling to Sunderbans which is a place of incredible natural beauty and mangrove habitat, surely it will bring you close to the nature. Ample of things are there to make your trip memorable. Gliding crosswise the river in the boats takes you to the nature walk as you see varied cultural adventures and close encounter with the tigers has enough to make your eye-catching memories. The serene ambiance and relaxed halo equips you with new energy, zeal and enthusiasm to your entire body parts. Away from the hustle and bustle of the city your mind and soul rests here in the lap of natural beauty. Encounter with the vibrant bees and chirping of birds will take you the unique natural wonder of the earth.
Sundarban tigers are man eaters since the fishermen venture deep in to their territory and very easy prey rather than the other animals in the jungle with minimum resistance. So they track the fishermen and when they go close to the river bank ,they attack in a flash and take away the pey.
Tiger sightings needs time and patience, and there is a chance of sightings during good weather.
Sunderbans national park is located at the South Eastern tip of the 24 Paraganas district in the state of West Bengal in India. It got its name from one of the mangrove plants known as Sundari (Heritiera Minor). The Sundarbans are a part of the world’s largest delta formed by the rivers Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna.
The name Sundarbans is thought to be derived from the Sundari ( Heritiera fomes ) tree. Another view is that the name comes from the Sundar ban meaning a beautiful forest.
The most popular animals are Royal Bengal Tiger, fishing cat, chital, wild boar, water monitor and estuarine crocodile. Among them, the most Endangered Species are Tiger, Estuarian Crocodile, River Terrapin (Batagur baska), Olive Ridlay Turtle, Gangetic Dolphin, Ground Turtle, Hawks Bill Turtle and King Crabs (Horse shoe).
There are 64 plant species in Sundarbans and they have the capacity to withstand estuarine conditions and saline inundation on account of tidal effects. The most common species are: Hatal (Phoenix paludosa), Genwa (Excoecaria agallocha), Dhundul (Xylocarpus granatum), Kankra (Bruguirea gymnorrhiza), Champa(Bruguiera parviflora), Dhani ghas (Porteresia coarctata), Garjan (Rhizophora apiculata), Keora (Sonneratia apelata), Sundari tree (Heritiera fomes), Golpati(Nypa frutcans).
Majority of the population is dependent on agriculture in the absence of any major industry. There is an acute shortage of drinking water in the villages. People without any land are dependent on professions like fishing and tiger prawn seed collection and honey collection which is causing large scale damage to marine biodiversity.
The Sundarbans is a cluster of low lying islands in the Bay of Bengal spread across India and Bangladesh. The entire area is a conglomeration of river channels, creeks and islands which total about 102 in number. Of these 54 islands are inhabited and the rest 48 islands are forested.
This delta consists of 10,200 sq km of mangrove forests spread over India (4,200 sq km) and Bangladesh (6,000 sq km) forests areas. The Indian Sunderban region consists of 4,200 sq km of reserved forests along with 5,400 sq km of non forest area i.e a total of 9600 sq. km. Of this the Sundarban Tiger Reserve is spread over 2585 sq. km. The Sundarban Tiger Reserve has an area of 2585 sq km and is divided into the Core and the Buffer zone. The Core zone consists of the Sundarban National Park having an area of 1330.12 sq km.