Burirdabri Forest Camp – Sunderban National Park

Nestled within the Bashirhat Range of Sundarbans Tiger Reserve, the Burirdabri Forest Camp, also known as the Burirdabri Beat Eco Tourism Complex, stands as a hidden gem in the easternmost reaches of the reserve. Inaugurated in 2003, this eco-tourism complex remains relatively unexplored compared to the more popular areas like Sajnekhali, Pakhiralay, and Dayapur due to its remote location. However, accessibility from the Dhamakhali Sandeshkhali entry points makes it an intriguing destination for those seeking a unique adventure.

Embark on a captivating boat ride through the Arbesi and Jhila Beats of Bagna and Bashirhat range, where dense forests and narrow creeks offer an untamed glimpse of nature’s raw beauty. The highlight of Burirdabri Forest Camp is undoubtedly the Burirdabri Watch Tower, accompanied by a mud walk and mangrove cage trail leading to the enchanting Raimongal View Point.

The journey to the watchtower is an experience in itself, as wooden bridges give way to mud cages, eventually leading to the elevated wooden structure. Along the way, encounters with reptiles and signs of wildlife, such as pug marks, add an element of thrill. While the ground fauna, including snails, crabs, and mollusks, captivates during the mud walk, tiger sightings are rare but not impossible, contributing to the sense of anticipation and excitement.

From the vantage point of the Burirdabri Watch Tower, visitors are treated to a panoramic view of the Bangladesh Sundarbans across the River Raimongal, serving as a reminder of the international boundary separating India and Bangladesh. Despite its capacity to host only ten persons at a time, the watchtower offers a serene retreat amidst nature’s embrace.

Despite its distance from popular tourist hubs, the Burirdabri Camp and Watch Tower deserve recognition for their unique charm and untamed allure, often overlooked but waiting to be discovered by intrepid explorers.

Burirdabri camp – Sundarbans Near Bangladesh