Sundarbans – home to the Royal Bengal Tiger. No matter how cliche it may sound, it’s definitely the USP of World’s largest mangrove. Sundarbans – a UNESCO bonafide World Heritage Centre is yet to be explored and scavenged to one’s heart content. The forest is largely impenetrable. However, there are a few incredible places to visit in a Sundarban tour package.
Experience the wild tranquility of World’s Largest Mangrove Forest – the mysticism and enigma can only be perceived by trailing deep into its abyssal terrains!
1. Sundarban National Park
Sundarban National Park is an integral part of the largest mangrove forest in the world. It’s the mother of all natural ecosystems. The Sundarban National Park is situated at the aperture of the rivers Brahmaputra and Ganges between India and Bangladesh. The National Park is the support system of the forest’s flora and fauna, most of which are on the brink of extinction. The habitat is also the reinforcement of every amphibious life and definitely the single largest tiger population.
2. Sudhanyakhali Watch Tower
Another must visit place in Sundarbans tour is the Sudhanyakhali Watch Tower. It is absolutely the ideal place to sight the mighty beast – Tigers – in the forest. The watchtower is also surrounded by a beautiful pond and grassland, which offers an exhilarating glimpse of the mangrove’s diverse wildlife. A small museum is also attached to the Watch Tower, which houses a large variety of flora and fauna found in the Sunderbans.
3. Halliday Island
Halliday Island is also called the Halliday Wildlife Sanctuary. It is one of the three Sundarbans Wildlife Sanctuaries. The Halliday Island is located in the southern tip of the Tiger Reserve on the river Malta. And it is the place to sight some of the rarest barking deer and exotic birds. Apart from the barking deer, you can explore the island to catch a glimpse of wild boars, rhesus macaque and definitely the tigers.
As sweet as the name sounds – Kanak offers a mesmerizing experience, with its crystal clear shores and home to the adorable Olive Ridley Turtles. It is a sanctuary beach of Sundarbans, consisting of shallow beaches and waters. It’s amongst the best places to visit in Sundarbans, to see the smallest turtles in the world lay their eggs. Kanka is also known as Nature’s Rapture!
5. Bhagabatpur Crocodile Project
The Bhagabatpur Crocodile Project is also a Sanctuary and a popular tourist spot in Sundarban. West Bengal’s single most crucial crocodile project – Bhagabatpur Crocodile Project borders the Lothian Island and the Saptamukhi Estuary. It is also a hatchery of the Batagur Baska tortoise species and estuarine crocodiles.
The best way to explore, scavenge and connect to each of these enthralling places in a Sundarban trip is by staying afloat. Cruise through the jungle to get the most of its enigmatic personality.