The tiger reserve and a wildlife reserve in India, Sundarban National Park is the first choice of wildlife enthusiasts in the country for sighting tigers in its natural habitat. The national park gives the glimpses of Ganges delta which is closely being crusted with Mangrove forests to renovate with the most ardent Sundarban area. Sundarban National Park was recognized by UNESCO’s World Heritage Site and covers 4624 sq km in India that incorporates a variety of reptile, invertebrate species, bird, salt-water crocodile, etc. The wildlife reserve is a home of almost 100 endangered Royal Bengal Tigers which makes it one of the most popular tiger reserves in India.
History of Sundarban National Park –
Exactly, Sundarbans is located on the world’s largest delta and mangrove swamp which is formed by the merging of three rivers including Ganges, Meghna, and the Brahmaputra. The reserve was once acted as a shelter for refugees and later declared as a world heritage center and home of tigers in India. Earlier, Sundarbans Tiger reserve was a part of 24 Parganas division. The surroundings of wildlife reserve were suitable for the tiger inhabitations and thus the introduction of Tiger Project took place in 2004. While continuing the project in a progressive way, the Save Tiger Fund and United State Fish and Wildlife Service bigheartedly donated funds to support the initial phase of tiger ecology. Today the tiger conservation effort in Sundarban area is really rocking the dense masses with epitomizing obvious of royal tigers. It is predictable that there are now 400 Royal Bengal Tigers and about 30,000 spotted deer in the reserve.
Places to visit in Sundarban National Park –
Piyali Island –
developed as a tourist complex and situated 72 kilometers from Kolkata, Piyali Island lies closer to Sajnekhali. The Piyali River flows through the island adjoining the Matla River. At the island, one can have nature walk and enjoy bird sightseeing which is also a place among the Birding tours in India.
best known for the bird watching and is mostly preferred to experience the accommodation facilities. Here one can watch different towers at different zones including Haldi, Netidhopan, Sudhanyakali, Sajnekhali, and much other to have an incredible glimpse of royal tigers.
Bhagabatpur Crocodile Project – a crocodile breeding farm located in Bhagabatpur is a place which is easy to access from Namkhananand. It is a hatchery of the largest estuarine crocodile throughout the world.
Best time to visit Sundarban National Park –
The months of September to March are considered to be the best months to visit Sundarbans as the climate during these months remains pleasant and worthy to explore. Summer is expected to be quite hot and send the temperature shooting but is an ideal time to visit the wildlife sanctuary. Monsoon with full generosity in rainfall may become a barrier in spotting tigers in their natural habitat.
How to reach Sundarban National Park?
The best way to reach Sundarban National Park is to hire a train from Canning which is approximately 48 kilometers from the wildlife reserve.
By air – the nearest airport to wildlife reserve is Netaji Subhash International Airport at Dumdum, Kolkata which is approximately 112 kilometers away from the reserve.
By rail – the nearest railhead is in Canning from where you can choose to travel by bus or any other local conveyance to reach Namkhana, Sonakhali, Raidighi, and Canning.
By road – the well-connected networks of roadways interfacing to Sundarban with a proximate distance of 110 kilometers. Local conveyance is easily accessible with an addition to waterways from Canning, Raidighi, Sonakhali, Namkhana.
Sundarban National Park is a reserve amongst the best place for tiger sightseeing in India. Whether you are a wildlife enthusiast or a wildlife photographer willing to visit India and looking for the best wildlife tour package then Sundarban National Park tour Package is best suitable for you to explore the wildlife in India.