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Sundarban (India)

Practical information on Sundarban

  • Beach / Seaside Resort
  • Nature Reserve / Wildlife Observation / Safari
  • River
  • Off the beaten track
3 / 5 - One review
How to get there
More than 100km south of Kolkata
When to go
From October to April
Minimum stay
1 to 2 days

Reviews of Sundarban

Julie Olagnol Seasoned Traveller
145 written opinions

South of the state of western Bengal, the region of Sundarbans is made up of canals with a large biodiversity. It takes its name from a plant present in the mangrove forest.

My suggestion:
Tour operators offer pairing up the Sundarbans with discovering Kolkata (Calcutta). Visiting the mangrove on your own is indeed complex.
My review

For the summer holidays, numerous Bengalis head to the Sundarbans "beaches", south of western Bengal. During my trip to India, it was the only landscape of its type that I saw. The Sundarbans forest is unique in the world for its size. It has countless canals at the Ganges Delta. They flow into the Gulf of Bengal.

On the agenda, "bathing" (careful, remain clothed, we all agree), boat on the canals, observing fauna and flora and visiting the tigers in the Sundarbans Tiger Reserve.

If you are staying in Kolkata for a while, for a job or an internship, I strongly encourage you to visit this region. If you don't have much time, pass this one by, unless you are looking for an area off the beaten track.

Crossing Sundarbans by boat