The Sundarban National Park in West Bengal is a tiger reserve and a biosphere reserve. Sundarban is the largest delta in the world, covered with 10,200 sq km of Mangrove Forest, spread across India and Bangladesh. The forest is covered by a large number of Sundari trees and it is said that the forest derived its name from these trees. The Sundarban National Park which is a part of Sundarbans is home to the Royal Bengal Tigers. It also houses fishing cats, leopard cats, macaques, wild boar, Indian grey mongoose, fox, jungle cat, flying fox, pangolin, chita among others. If you are headed to Sundarban National Park, heres how you can reach it.
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport, Kolkata is the nearest airport from Sundarban National Park. It is located about 100-110 km away. From the airport, tourists can travel to Canning or Gosaba or any of the launch terminals to hire motor launches to reach Sundarban area.
The nearest railhead is Canning railway station, situated approximately 45 km away. From Canning, travelers can opt for vessels to reach mainland of Sundarbans.
If one is traveling from Kolkata, they will have to reach Namkhana, Raidighi, Sonakhali or Najat. They can avail road transports from Kolkata. However, on reaching any of these points, one will then have to opt for motor boats to reach Sundarbans.