Sundarban National Park is one of the most enchanting natural attractions in India. Home to Royal Bengal Tigers, various other animals and scenic fauna, it is known to set many international adventurers on a quest for tickets on India flights.


Sundarban means “beautiful forest” in English. The most enchanting Sundarban National Park truly lives up to its name and presents the extraordinary side of Mother Nature. Much more than a forest, it is a land where the grace of nature is found in abundance and divine power rests in utter serenity. This distinguished mangrove forest stretches across Bangladesh and West Bengal in India.

Replete with the best of flora and fauna in addition to myriad of intriguing sites, it remains in the good books of a host of foreign travellers. Every year, torrent of international holidaymakers including Britons do themselves a favour by booking tickets on India bound flights and touring the World Heritage Site of Sundarbans. Here is a precise and useful guide for all those who are planning a vacation to this wonderland.

How to Reach

Sundarbans National Park is the part of Sundarbans Reserve Forest and located in the south eastern side of West Bengal, a state in eastern India. Kolkata is the main gateway to the Indian part of the forest. The neighbouring areas of this part enjoy wide connectivity with Kolkata by roads and railways. Kolkata is one of the major cities in India and extensively linked via road, rail and air. British travellers may take flights to city’s Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport, the major airport in the city. A host of airlines including Indian flag carrier, Air India and India’s premier private carrier, Jet Airways in addition to foreign operators like Emirates, Turkish Airlines and Qatar run flights to the city via their major hubs.

From Kolkata, holidaymakers may go by road to Gosaba (around three hours) and then hop on a boat from Godkhali Port to Sajnekhali that takes about two hours. One may also travel by train from Sealdah station in Kolkata to Canning, nearest rail point to Tiger Reserve. It takes roughly two hours further aboard a boat to Sajnekhali.


Foreign travellers who book flight tickets to visit the renowned forest in India require a permit to tour. This is mandatory according to Government rules. This permit can easily be obtained free from the West Bengal Tourism office in the city.

Best Time to Visit

The period from December to February make for the most ideal time to plan a trip over the marvellous parklands. These winter months make for the best time to enjoy dulcet weather and an excursion. This is a time when a good number of international adventurers make reservations on tickets for India bound flights to take a heart-thudding tour of the Sundarban.


Sundarbans boasts three wildlife sanctuaries, one located within the parkland at Sajnekhali in addition to southern side of the part at Haliday Island and Lothian Island. There are dozens of places to see such as Jhingamari Watch tower, Dobanki Watch Tower, Neti Dhopani Watch Tower, Bhagabatpur Crocodile Park and Chargheri Char, a unique place where one can feel the mudflats and partake in jungle and coastal treks. Holidaymakers investing on flight tickets may also take delights in cycle trip to the local village market, get a clear insight about the Mangrove Eco System and join a fishing expedition on a boat. Bird watching is also a great prerogative for those who are planning to spend on tickets onboard flights to tour around this World Heritage Site.


Sundarban in India is dotted with a vast range of lodging options designed to cater to all kinds of holidaymakers. Sunder Chital Tourist Lodge that features around 30 bedrooms and Dormitory is a perfect option for experiencing a decent stay with a unique jungle feel. There are other options such as Tiger Camp, Jungle Camp and Houseboats in the region that provide all essential mod and cons to ensure a rewarding stay.

Safety Tips

Sundarban is a plastic free zone. Visitors are not allowed to throw plastic stuff anywhere.  These forests are only accessible by boat and jeep safaris are not possible here. Visitors must also hire the services of an experienced guide. It makes sense to carry sunscreen for protection against the sun and mosquito repellents.

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