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Sunderbans National Park & Tiger Reserve




24 Paraganas district West Bengal

Best Time toVisit


September to March 

Nearest Town


Gosaba (50  km)

Main attraction


Royal Bengal Tiger, Crocodiles, Olive ridley turtles, Migratory Birds 

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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.

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 embarkation points:

  • 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)