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Sunderbans

Sunderbans

 

Sunderbans is a large unbroken swamp crisscrossed by a network of rivers, channels, and creeks at the mouth of rivers, the Ganga, and the Brahmputra rivers. Sunderbans covers a vast area of 1,629 sq. km and was declared a reserve between 1928 and 1943. It is a mangrove area in the delta formed by the confluence of Ganges, Brahmaputra, and Meghna Rivers in the Bay of Bengal.

 

The tiger leads an almost amphibious life in Sunderbans. Sunderbans estuaries support a variety of marine life, which include the salt-water crocodile and the Olive Ridley turtle. Leopards and fishing cats are also found in fair numbers in Sunderbans. Accommodation is available at Forest Lodge at Sajankhali.

 

Best Time to Visit Sunderban

Months of October and March are considered as the best time to visit the Sundarbans National Park as the weather during these days are more pleasant than any other time of the year. 

 

How to Reach Sunderban

Sunderban National Park is well connected to all the nearby cities with the railways, waterways, and roadways.

 

Air: The nearest option to reach Sundarbans is Netaji Subhas Chandra Airport in Kolkata.  It is 166 km away fro the Sunderban.

 

Road: It is well connected by road with all the nearest cities like Sonakhali (100km), Canning (64km), Raidighi (76km), Namkhana (105km), and Najat (92km).

 

Train: The nearest railway station to Sunderbans National Park is Canning.  It is approx. 48 km far away from Sunderban.

 

Waterways: Places like Sunderbans delta, Jambudeep, and Namkhana are well connected by waterways to Sunderban.

 

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