How to Reach
Sundarbans is accessible only by riverine waterways.
Air : Nearest airport is Dum Dum airport at Kolkata (166 kms). Indian
Airlines connect Kolkata with all the major cities in India.
Rail: Nearest railhead is Canning (48km). From Kolkata there are
suburban trains to Canning (64 km).
Road: There are bus service from Kolkata to various embarkation
points Namkhana, Raidighi, Sonakhali and Najatare from where private as
well as WBTDC's Motor launch services are available for Sundarbans. The
embarkation points are at a distance of Namkhana (105 km), Sonakhali
(100 km), Raidighi (76 km), Canning (64 km), Najatare (92 km) from Kolkata.
The riverine routes and approximate time taken from various
From Namkhana - Bhagabatpur Crocodile Project (2.5
hours) Sagar Island (2.5
hours) Jambudweep (3.5 hours)
From Sajnekhali - Sudhanyakhali (40 minutes) Buridabri
(Tiger Project Area) (5
hours) Netidhopari (3.5 hours) Haliday Island (3 hours)
From Sonakhali - Gosaba (1 hour)
From Raidighi - Kalas (5 hours)