Know About Sundarban
Located at the Southeastern tip, about 110 km from Kolkata, Sundarban is a famous UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is one of the most attractive places on the earth which is discovered by only a few. A truly undiscovered paradise, Sundarban got its name from one of the mangrove plants known as Sundari. Amazingly, Sundarban is the largest single block of tidal, halophytic mangrove forests in the world.
Apart from being a unique largest mangrove eco-system, Sundarban is also home to one of India's most iconic wildlife species - the Royal Bengal Tiger. It is also the world's largest forest criss-crossed by hundreds of tributaries and intersected by a network of tidal waterways as well as mudflats. The interconnected network of waterways is accessible by boats or rafts, which making this journey an astonishing one. Serves as a crucial protective barrier for the inhabitants against the floods, Sundarban has been enlisted amongst the 7 Wonders of Nature.
Sundarban National Park
Sundarban National Park is the choice of every tiger lover coming to India for catching the majestic glimpses of this wonderful creature. It is being recognized as one of the largest reserves for the Bengal Tigers with the presence of the Sunderi tree species. Apart from the Royal Bengal Tiger; Fishing Cats, Leopard Cats, Macaques, Wild Boar, Indian Grey Mongoose, Fox, Jungle Cat, etc. are also found in abundance in Sundarban.
Sajnekhali Watch Tower
Sajnekhali Watch Tower is the second most important watchtower in Sundarban. It is the place where you can witness the famous tiger species, and also the place to watch wild crocodiles in their natural habitat. There is also an opportunity to indulge your wildlife enthusiast curiosity in a museum which showcases a huge collection of exquisite things.
Sajnekhali Bird Sanctuary
Reckoned as the main crowning jewel of Sundarban, Sajnekhali is the ideal place where you can go for a walk through if you’re on vacation. You will really be amazed by the lovely views of the Peechkali and the Gomti. The highlighted bird species which will really blow your mind here are egrets, herons, etc.
Sudhanyakhali Watch Tower
This is the most opportune place to watch tigers from, the highlight of the Sundarban. Playing along the track on your tranquil vacay, you could climb the Sudhanyakhali watchtower to spot tigers in your close vicinity. An added bonus in your trip is the charming vista full of trees you get to see for miles all around when up high on this vacation.
Burirdabri Watch Tower
Another popular attraction is the Burirdabri Watch Tower. A mud walk and mangrove cage trail from this water tower leading to a viewpoint known as Raimongal View Point. You can witness the beauty of snails, varieties of crabs, and mollusks during the mud walk. The layout of this watchtower is very beautiful with wooden bridges, the mud cage, and finally culminating to a wooden watch tower overlooking the international boundary between India and Bangladesh.
Lies at the estuary of the River Matla Kalash Island, Kalash Island in South 24 Parganas, are a part of the Sundarban National Park. Being outside the core area of Sundarban, visitors with armed guards are permitted to get down on the beach. This spot is home to many varieties of coastal birds and is especially a good place to spot uncommon waders. The Great Stone-curlew or Great Thick-knee also is sighted on the beach.