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How to Reach Sunderbans

How to Reach Sunderbans by Air

The capital of West Bengal, Kolkata, is just 131 km from Sunderbans, and is well connected to the rest of India (and to a number of destinations abroad, too), so you shouldn’t have much trouble getting to the estuary.

How to Reach Sunderbans by Rail

The railhead and road head closest to Sunderbans Tiger Reserve is Port Canning, which is connected to Kolkata by train.

How to Reach Sunderbans by Bus

From Port Canning, regular buses go to Sonakhali, Raidighi, Najat and Namkhana, from all of which launches can be hired to tour the waterways of the reserve.

Getting Around Sunderbans

The WBTDC organizes guided tours- mostly of a duration of two or three days, starting and ending at Kolkata. They’re a good way of visiting Sunderbans without some of the adventure which accompanies making your own arrangements, and cost between Rs 1,000 and 3,000.

Within Sunderbans, the only way to get around is by boat; you can take a boat ride, along with an official from the Project Tiger office. There are, in addition, watchtowers at a few places- such as Netidhopan, Sajnekhali, Sudhanyakhali and Haldi- from where you can keep a look out for passing wildlife.

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