Travelling To Sundarbans? Here Are 6 Amazing Things You Can Do There

Ignite your love for the wild. Visit the Sundarbans to unfold its many wild secrets embedded deep in its nook and crannies. We chalk out things you can do when you're travelling to Sundarban.

Spot The Royal Bengal Tiger At Sundarbans National Park

Although spotting the Royal Bengal Tiger at the Sundarbans National Park is notoriously hard, you have to take your chances in the hope of getting lucky. Meander through a network of tidal waterways, mud flats, small islands and mangrove forests on a boat, keeping your fingers crossed. September to March is the best time for tiger sightings.

National Parks & Wildlife Sanctuaries

Sundarban National Park

Kolkata, West Bengal

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Indulge In Bird Watching At Sajnekhali Bird Sanctuary

Located next to the Sundarbans Tiger Reserve, this sanctuary is known for its diverse bird population. Sajnekhali Watch Tower is an ideal place from where you can spot over 200 bird species. Watch egrets pottering about the coast, sandpipers flying overhead or black capped and brown winged kingfishers (endemic to the mangrove forests) popping up on tree tops and branches.

National Parks & Wildlife Sanctuaries

Sajnekhali Bird Sanctuary

Sajnekhali, West Bengal

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Take A Canopy Walk Overlooking The Wildlife

The Dobanki watchtower will present you with a unique experience of watching wildlife from its Canopy Walk. About half a kilometre long and at a height of about 20 ft from the ground, this walk will give you an opportunity to stretch your legs a bit after the long boat ride to get there. If you are lucky you will see Chital deers lounging about or crocodiles basking in the lazy afternoon Sun. If you are extremely lucky you will see a tiger.

National Parks & Wildlife Sanctuaries

Sundarbans

South 24 Parganas, West Bengal

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    Walk With Olive Ridley Turtles At Kanak

    Visit Kanak to see the Olive Ridley turtles (an endangered species and one of the smallest sea turtles) that thrive mostly in shallow waters and beaches. Kanak is one of the sanctuary beaches that shelter these turtles. The turtles travel from several kilometers to these shallow coastal waters during breeding season. Nesting season lasts from December to March. During this time, you will find these turtles in large numbers as thousands of female turtles lay eggs on the beach.

    Tourist Attractions

    Kanak

    South 24 Parganas, West Bengal

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      Soak In The Quiet Calm Of Netidhopani Lake

      One of the most picturesque lakes in Sundarbans and an ideal spot for some photography. It’s also home to a 400-year-old Shiva Temple. The watchtower here will offer you views of the gorgeous vista of lush greenery spreading out for miles before you.

      National Parks & Wildlife Sanctuaries

      Sundarban National Park

      Kolkata, West Bengal

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      Take A Dip At Sagar Island

      Visit Sagar Island in the Sunderbans - the site of the annual Gangasagar fair and pilgrimage (the second largest congregation of people in the world after the Kumbh Mela). It is where the Ganges meets the Bay of Bengal. Lakhs of devotees and tourists converge here during Makar Sankranti, to take a dip at the confluence.