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About Sundarbans Tiger Reserve

Home to the Royal Bengal tiger, the Sundarbans Tiger Reserve Kolkata is a large coastal mangrove forest spread over 4262 sq km in India. To reach Sunderbans, first, take a flight to Kolkata and then take a train or bus to Canning station. Now take a motor launch to reach Sajnekhali Watch Tower. The Sundarbans is also home to the Olive Ridley Turtles which currently has an ongoing conservation program. If lucky, you will see the Monitor Lizard, crocodiles and the Ganges River dolphin in their natural habitat. Sudhanyakhali Watch Tower, Do Ban Ki Watch Tower, Netidhopani Watch Tower, Bhagatpur Crocodile Project, Piyali, Halliday Island and Kanak are other places of interest that one must visit.  Summers are hot and humid. The winter months of September to March are the best months to visit Sundarbans Tiger Reserve. The places to stay near Sundarbans Tiger Reserve Kolkata are near Sunderbans Tiger View Point, located at South Dayapur Island. There are reasonable choices of hotels near Sundarbans Tiger Reserve like the Kenilworth Hotel, Oyo near Park Circus and Swissotel.

Pro Tip: Try the boat ride from Khulna city to Kotka. Kotka has a mangrove beach and a watchtower offering spectacular sightings of animals and birds.

Highlights

  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon
  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 2 hours
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Family
  • Entry Fee Local Tourist Adult: INR 15 Foreign Tourist Adult: INR 150 Camera: INR 300
  • Allowed Footwear, Camera

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