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How to Reach Sunderbans

Renowned worldwide for its rich and diverse flora and fauna, the Sunderbans Tiger Reserve in West Bengal is among the finest national parks in India. Before planning any Tour to Sunderbans National Park, you must be well equipped with all relevant information on how to reach Sunderbans.

The Sunderbans Tiger Reserve boasts of an abundant and varied wildlife in a most natural setting. A national park of tremendous importance and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sunderbans Tiger Reserve is the only ecological habitat of the tiger of its kind in India.

The most popular attraction for tourists visiting Sunderbans National Park is the Royal Bengal Tiger. The diverse wildlife at Sunderbans also include numerous aquatic and semi-aquatic animals like spotted deer, monkeys, wild pigs, herons, white bellied eagles, kingfishers, etc.

Touristplacesinindia offers detailed travel guide on how to reach Sunderbans Tiger Reserve in West Bengal.

By Air:
The nearest airport to reach Sunderbans is the Netaji Subhash International Airport in Kolkata, located about 112 kms from the Sunderbans Tiger Reserve. Indian Airlines and a number of private airlines connect Kolkata with the rest of India and major destinations overseas. From Kolkata, you can board a bus up to Basanti or Sonakhali, wherefrom you can reach the reserve through a boat ride.

By Rail:
The nearest railhead from Sunderbans is Canning Port, about 44 kms away. Canning is connected to Kolkata, which has an excellent rail network with all major cities in India. If you are wondering how to reach Sunderbans from Canning, there are two options you can avail of. Travel to either Basanti or Sonakhali from here and thereafter take a boat to Sajnekhali.

By Road:
Sunderbans National Park can be conveniently approached by road from Kolkata, the nearest town. An excellent network of roadways connects Kolkata with Namkhana, Raidighi, Sonakhali and Najat. From here you can proceed by motorboats through the sanctuary.

By Water:
The interiors of Sunderbans Tiger Reserve are accessible only through waterways. Regular motorboat services are available to reach Sunderbans from the embarkation points at Namkhana, Raidighi, Sonakhali and Najat.

We are providing you with an approximate estimation of the time taken to travel between the various points at Sunderbans.

  1. From Namkhana: Sagar Island, 2.5 hours; Bhagabatpur Crocodile Project, 2.5 hours; and Jambudwip, 3.5 hours.
  2. From Sajnekhali: Sudhanyakhali, 40 minutes; Holiday Island, 3 hours; Netidhopari, 3.5 hours; and Buridabri (Tiger Project Area), 5 hours.
  3. From Sonakhali: Gosaba, 1 hour.
  4. From Raidighi: Kalas, 5 hours. offers online information on How to Reach Sunderbans in West Bengal. Browse through this site for more detailed information on tour packages for Sunderbans National park.

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