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How many tigers are in Sundarbans | How far is Sundarban from Kolkata | How can I reach Sundarban by car
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​What is the best time to visit Sunderbans?

Unlike most National parks, The Sundarbans National Park is open through out the year. But maximum tourist visit the Sundarbans National Park between September to March. During this time the weather is pleasant and crocodiles are seen basking in the river banks. Try to avoid the Christmas & New Year weekends as hoards of tourist decent on the rivers and it becomes very noisy to sight animals. But during the  summers the chances of sighting of animals are higher as they come near the artificial water bodies adjoining the watchtowers.


How can I plan my Sundarban tour? How to visit Sunderban?

Sundarbans National Park is located hundred kilometres from kolkata. There are several places where you can take overnight accommodation and then you can go for boat Safari tour starting from half day or one day or 2 days tour. The places which provide decent accommodations are Pakhirala Village, Bali Island, Dayapur Island,  these are located opposite Sajnekhali watch tower. Otherwise you can stay at Jharkali which is closer to the core area of the forest take the boat tours. About Safari will charge you anything between INR 3000 to 6000 per day depending upon the season you are travelling. The cost of jungle entry guide charges over and above this.

Is Sundarban safe to visit? Is Sundarban safe for tourists?

Sundarban is the worlds largest mangrove forests in the planet earth. What makes it more unique is the presence of Royal Bengal Tiger. Crocodiles are found in abundance in these forest. There has not been a single instance of Tiger or Crocodile attack on the tourists. Whenever you are entering the forests you need to take a mandatory guide along. People also inquire about mosquitoes and other insects, but you can be rest assured that there is no problems from them either.


What are the park entry charges to Sundarbans?

As of 25/05/2020 For a single day tour to Sundarbans covering Sajnekhali, Sudhayakhali & DoBanki Watch Towers the entry charges are as follows. Boat Entry To Jungle Rs 500 for Indians & Rs 1000 for Non Indians. Per Head Entry Charges for Indians is Rs 100 & Rs 200 for Non Indians. Guide Charges Is Rs 500 for Indians and for Non Indians It is Rs 1000/-. For Bonnie Camp and Kalash Island the same charges apply. For Nethidhopani Watchtowers which is only watchtower inside the core area all the charges are double.

***About Guide The guides in the Sundarbans are local villagers with some extent of education and lot of knowledge about the jungle & animals. But the guides are not very competent in any other language that Bengali. If you are looking for a professional guide with knowledge of English and Hindi then you need to book one separately.


How can I go to Sundarban from Kolkata?

By TrainFrom Kolkata you can go to Sunderbans by a train till Canning (1 Hours) from Sealdah Station In Kolkata, and then take road transport till Godhkhali (1 Hours). From Godkhali you need to cross ferry and reach Gosaba Town (30 Minutes). From there you need to take a auto van or mechanized rickshaw van for about 45 minutes to reach Pakhirala Village where accommodation is available in various resorts & Lodges. Alternately from Canning you can take Bus, Auto or shared Jeep transportation to Jharkhali where you will find accommodation. If you are travelling by train remember these trains are public transports and does not have any reservation systems or any 1st class or 2nd class compartments. These are suburban daily commute trains for lakhs of people who come and return to the City regularly for employments & other requirements. Sometimes they tend to get overcrowded and becomes very unpleasant for tourists.

By Road- There are two popular roads connecting to Sundarban. One via Baruipur Canning which is about 100 kms from Kolkata and takes about 4 hours drive due to heavy traffic. The other road is via Basanti Highway which is longer distance but the traffic is low hence the journey time is little less. So if you want to approach Sundarbans Via Godkhali you will be dropped there and take the same ferry & land route to Pakhirala. However if you want to go to Jharkhali you can directly reach there by driving your car.


What is famous in Sundarbans? What is Sundarbans famous for?

The Sundarbans forest is home to many rare and globally threatened wildlife species such as the estuarine crocodile (Crocodilus porosus), royal Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris), Water monitor lizard (Varanus salvator), Gangetic dolphin (Platinista gangetica), and olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea). The forest in India is divided into the Sundarbans Tiger Reserve and 24 Parganas (South) Forest Division, and is the only mangrove forest in the world where tigers are found.


How can I reach Sundarban from Howrah?

There is no direct train connectivity from Howrah to Sundarbans. So if you are intending to travel by train then you need to reach Sealdah Station. By road you can go to Sundarbans. We arrange for direct pickup from Howrah Station and also drop there.


How can I reach Sajnekhali from Kolkata?

From Kolkata you can go to Sunderbans by a train till Canning (1 Hours) from Sealdah Station In Kolkata, and then take road transport till Godhkhali (1 Hours). From Godkhali you need to cross ferry and reach Gosaba Town (30 Minutes). From there you need to take a auto van or mechanized rickshaw van for about 45 minutes to reach Pakhirala Village where accommodation is available in various resorts & Lodges. Sajnekhali Watch Tower and Tiger Camp is just opposite Pakhirala Island and can be approached by hiring a boat from Tiger More Jetty in Pakirala Island.


How can I go to Sundarban from Sealdah?

From Sealdah Railway Station(Kolkata) you can go to Sunderbans by a train till Canning (1 Hours) from Sealdah Station In Kolkata, and then take road transport till Godhkhali (1 Hours). From Godkhali you need to cross ferry and reach Gosaba Town (30 Minutes). From there you need to take a auto van or mechanized rickshaw van for about 45 minutes to reach Pakhirala Village where accommodation is available in various resorts & Lodges. Alternately from Canning you can take Bus, Auto or shared Jeep transportation to Jharkhali where you will find accommodation. If you are travelling by train remember these trains are public transports and does not have any reservation systems or any 1st class or 2nd class compartments. These are suburban daily commute trains for lakhs of people who come and return to the City regularly for employments & other requirements. Sometimes they tend to get overcrowded and becomes very unpleasant for tourists.

How can I plan my Sundarban tour?

Sundarban National Park can be explored in multiple ways. If you are a solo or two traveler its best to  join groups leaving every Friday and Saturday for 1 Night & 2 Night packages. But if you have head strength is more than 5 then you can customize your tour any day of the week. Even day tour from Kolkata is a organised by us which is bit hectic yet can fit into your hectic schedule. Luxury tour packages like AC House Boat, Luxury resort accommodation, photography tour, adventure tours are also available on request. Request your call to our number for further details.


How many tigers are in Sundarbans?

The latest estimate suggest the tiger numbers in the Indian Sunderbans indicate an increase in the population of big cats. According to the West Bengal Forest Department, the tiger count for the year 2019-20 rose to 96, from 88 in 2018-19. However if you are traveling to sight the Royal Bengal Tigers in the wild then you might be in for disappointment, because tiger sightings are very rare but not impossible. There is a Jharkhali Tiger rescue center which captures these creatures which come into the villages for easy prey as they could either be injured or old to hunt. You can take a look at these royal creatures in captivity here along with some Crocodile too.


How far is Sundarban from Kolkata?

Sundarbans National Park is approximately 110 Kms from Kolkata. It is well connected by rail and road from Kolkata. Some roads are longer, so t depends which route you plan to take. But it generally it takes 3-4 hours to reach Sundarbans from Kolkata in whatever way you prefer to travel.


How can I reach Sundarban by car?

There are two popular roads connecting to Sundarban. One via Baruipur Canning which is about 100 kms from Kolkata and takes about 4 hours drive due to heavy traffic. The other road is via Basanti Highway which is longer distance but the traffic is low hence the journey time is little less. So if you want to approach Sundarbans Via Godkhali you will be dropped there or you need to park your car in the many paid parking garages(The charges are on per day/night basis)  and take the same ferry & land route to Pakhirala. You can also book a houseboat from Godhkhali exclusively for yourself on contact basis to take you to Pakhirala and on wards to jungle safari. But you need to bargain hard as a syndicate is there which works on basis of cooperative system and you might end up paying on the higher side. However if you want to go to Jharkhali you can directly reach there by car. From there you can stay at resort and take jungle tours as per your inclinations and time.


How can I go to Sundarban by train?

From Kolkata you can go to Sunderbans by a train till Canning (1 Hours) from Sealdah Station In Kolkata, and then take road transport till Godhkhali (1 Hours). From Godkhali you need to cross ferry and reach Gosaba Town (30 Minutes). From there you need to take a auto van or mechanized rickshaw van for about 45 minutes to reach Pakhirala Village where accommodation is available in various resorts & Lodges. Alternately from Canning you can take Bus, Auto or shared Jeep transportation to Jharkhali where you will find accommodation.


What are the best hotels near Sajnekhali Bird Sanctuary?​  What are the best lodges in Sundarbans National Park?

There are several lodges to stay at Pakhilala (Sajnekhali Bird Sanctuary). Most offer basic amenities and restaurants at their place but few can be termed at hotels or resorts in true sense of the word. United 21, S2 and Gateway Resorts are three which are the best in them. There are several other hotels in different other islands which have proper accommodation, Jharkhali being one of such place.


What are the chances of sighting tigers in sunderbans?

The latest estimates suggest the royal bengal tiger numbers in the Indian Sunderbans indicate an increase in the population of big cats. According to the West Bengal Forest Department, the tiger count for the year 2019-20 rose to 96, from 88 in 2018-19. However if you are traveling to sight the Royal Bengal Tigers in the wild then you might be in for disappointment, because tiger sightings are very rare but not impossible. There is a Jharkhali Tiger rescue center which captures these creatures which come into the villages for easy prey as they could either be injured or old to hunt. You can take a look at these royal creatures in captivity here along with some Crocodile too.

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