During this pandemic life in Sundarban and measures taken by the administration and people are showing remarkable results post Amphan which also ravaged the Sundarban Mangrove forests and the neighbourhood villages, inundated some islands due to breaching of mud embankments due to cyclone.
But what is remarkable is that the people in the islands are safe and the measures taken by the Panchayat has yielded positive results. They could resist the spread of COVID 19 from to sundarban from the neighbouring towns and cities.
So one needs to plan well and take a local guide certified by the Forest department to venture in to the forest by well-maintained Motor Boats. Don’t insist to go very close to the forest to get a better view. Carry good binoculars for sporting animals and reptiles.
Sundarban is inhibited by Monitor Lizards, Dolphins, wild boars, deers and various birds other than the famous Royal Bengal Tigers.
Tigers are generally spotted when they cross the narrow rivers or when they walk past the river edges of the forest. So spotting a tiger needs lot of patience and time. One should not make noise and shout when you venture in to the forest by boat.
Wear dark coloured clothes of loose fitting and shoes, carry sunscreen, sunglasses, cap and a torch light . Don’t venture out at night from your resort,/ Hotel / boat. There is no night safari and it is prohibited and punishable.
Finally it is the good time to visit Sundarban National Park from September to March . Plan and visit Sundarban in the coming festive season.
Frequently Asked Question:
Question: Why is Sundarbans National Park famous?
Answer: Sunderbans National Park was declared as a tiger reserve under Project Tiger in 1973 by Government of India and was given the status of the national park in 1977. It is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites too. The huge marshy delta of two great Indian rivers as Ganges and Brahmaputra expands over areas, which include the mangrove forest, marsh land and jungle island all mixed in a system of small rivers and also some streams. Sunderbans is the largest mangrove forest in the world.
Question: What are the inclusion of Sundarbans Tour Package if anybody want to go from Kolkata?
Answer: We arrange regular packages from Kolkata on sharing basis as well as private basis. Package includes up and down car fare from Kolkata to Gothkhali , Accommodation in our Resort ( Both AC and Non Ac rooms are available) , All meals ( Breakfast, Lunch, Evening snacks & Dinner), All Sightseeing as per itinerary, Forest permit & Guide charges, Cultural programme.
Question: Is it safe to visit Sundarbans jungle?
Answer : While the Sundarbans National Park makes up the core zone with the highest concentration of tigers, the buffer zone is made up of the Sajnekhali Wildlife Sanctuary. The area that tourists get to visit is the well-defined Eco-tourism zone where the incidence of any fatalities is extremely rare and to visit the Sundarban by a proper guide is completely safe and secure. You have to arrange your Sundarban tour by a proper professional tour operator to make your tour proper and attractive also.
Question: What are the main occupations of the people of Sundarbans?
Answer: 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.