FAQ Sundarbans National Park Know Everything- Sundarban Tour from Kolkata

Q. What is the best time to visit Sundarbans?

A. The best time to visit the Sundarbans, a mangrove forest in the delta region of the Bay of Bengal, is during the winter months from November to February. During this time, the weather is relatively cooler and drier, making it more comfortable for exploration and wildlife spotting. Additionally, this period coincides with the peak season for tiger sightings, as the decreased foliage makes it easier to spot these majestic creatures. However, it’s essential to check the local weather conditions and plan your trip accordingly, as the Sundarbans can experience extreme weather events such as cyclones during certain times of the year.

Q. How can I plan my Sundarban tour package? How to visit Sundarban?

A. The Sundarbans National Park, located approximately 100 kilometers from Kolkata, offers various overnight accommodation options for visitors. Popular places for stays include Pakhirala Village, Bali Island, and Dayapur Island, all situated near the Sajnekhali watch tower. Accommodation ranges from 3-star hotels to comfortable cottages, with Sundarban Wild Camp standing out as one of the best options. Safari tours, ranging from half-day to two days, typically cost between INR 7000 to 10000 per day, excluding guide charges. Alternatively, travelers can opt for Sundarban tour packages from Kolkata, covering all expenses. These tours can be reserved individually or shared with others, with the assistance of a knowledgeable tour guide.

Q. Is Sundarban safe to visit? Is Sundarban safe for tourists?

A. The Sundarbans is renowned as the largest mangrove forest in the world, home to the majestic Royal Bengal Tiger and abundant crocodiles. Despite the presence of these apex predators, there have been no reported instances of attacks on tourists. To ensure safety, it’s mandatory to be accompanied by a guide when entering the forests. Concerns about mosquitoes and other insects are addressed by the Sundarbans forest resorts and hotels, which provide mosquito and insect repellents in every room, ensuring a comfortable stay for visitors.

Q. What are the Sundarbans places to stay?

A. For visitors embarking on a 1 night 2 days or 2 night 3 days tour of the Sundarbans, arranging accommodation is essential. We assist in booking stays at the finest resorts in the area, ensuring a memorable experience. Although there are no 5-star hotels in Sundarbans, the available 3-star options offer luxurious stays. During your stay, we facilitate bookings for Sundarban cruise packages, allowing you to explore the enchanting forests while enjoying top-notch hospitality.

Q. What are the park entry charges to Sundarbans?

A. As of 2023, for a single-day tour to Sundarbans covering Sajnekhali, Sudhayakhali, and DoBanki Watch Towers, entry charges vary. Boat entry and guide charges are Rs 700 for Indians and Rs 2000 for Non-Indians. Per head entry charges are Rs 120 for Indians and Rs 500 for Non-Indians. Guide charges are Rs 700 for Indians and Rs 1500 for Non-Indians. Charges for Bonnie Camp and Kalash Island are the same. For Nethidhopani Watchtower, located within the core area, charges are double. These rates may change during peak seasons. Sundarban tour guides, typically local villagers, have knowledge of the jungle and animals but may have limited proficiency in English. For a professional guide fluent in English, separate booking is advisable.

Q. What is the Sundarban tour package rate or Sundarban tour package price?

The cost of a Sundarban tour package varies depending on factors like itinerary and group size. While a 1-day trip can be more expensive than a 1-night, 2-days package, the best value is often found in a 2-night, 3-days package. As a leading travel agency, we tailor packages to suit your needs, ensuring you get the most out of your experience. Day trips are exclusive and can cost around INR 8000 to 10000 for a group of 4-5 people due to the expense of boat bookings.

Q. How can I go for Sundarban tour packages from Kolkata?

A. By Train: Travel from Kolkata to Sundarbans involves taking a train to Canning (1 hour from Sealdah Station) and then proceeding by road to Godhkhali (1 hour). From there, a ferry journey of about 30 minutes will take you to Gosaba Town. From Gosaba, you can take an auto van or mechanized rickshaw van for approximately 45 minutes to reach Pakhirala Village, where various accommodation options are available. Alternatively, from Canning, you can opt for bus, auto, or shared jeep transportation to Jharkhali, where accommodations are also available. Note that trains are public transport and may be crowded at times.

By Road: There are two main routes to Sundarbans by road. One is via Baruipur Canning, which is around 100 km from Kolkata and takes about 4 hours due to heavy traffic. The other route is via Basanti Highway, which is longer but has lighter traffic, resulting in a shorter journey time. If traveling via Godkhali, you’ll reach there and take the same ferry and land route to Pakhirala. If heading to Jharkhali, you can directly drive there.

Q. What is famous in Sundarbans? What is Sundarbans famous for?

A. The Sundarbans forest is home to numerous rare and globally threatened wildlife species, including the estuarine crocodile, royal Bengal tiger, water monitor lizard, Gangetic dolphin, and olive ridley turtle. While Sundarbans sightseeing offers glimpses of these animals and birds, experiencing the pristine nature aboard a Sundarban houseboat, coupled with indulging in seafood, provides an unparalleled encounter with nature at its finest.

Q. How can I plan my Sundarban tour packages?

Sundarbans National Park offers various exploration options. Solo or duo travelers can join group tours departing on Fridays and Saturdays for 1 or 2-night packages. Groups of more than five can customize tours any day. Day tours from Kolkata are available but require a tight schedule. Luxury options like AC Houseboat, upscale resort stays, photography, and adventure tours can be arranged upon request. Contact us for customized Sundarbans tour packages and further details.

Q. How many tigers are in Sundarbans? What are the chances of sighting tigers in Sundarban Trip Package?

A. The Sundarbans is home to an estimated population of around 200 Royal Bengal Tigers. However, due to the dense mangrove forest and their elusive nature, spotting tigers can be challenging. The chances of sighting tigers during a Sundarban trip package can vary depending on various factors such as the time of day, season, and luck. While some visitors are fortunate enough to catch a glimpse of these magnificent creatures, others may not be as lucky. It’s essential to keep in mind that wildlife sightings, including tigers, are never guaranteed, but the experience of exploring the Sundarbans and its rich biodiversity is rewarding nonetheless.

Q. Do I need to carry an identity proof?

A. Indian nationals need to carry any kind of photo ID proof, Foreigners need to carry their original passport with Indian Visa is Must.We do all the necessary permissions and permits.

Q. What kind of clothes do we have to carry for the trip to Sundarban?

A. For summer any kind of light clothes. During winter warm clothes it might get chilly.

Q. How do we pay for the tour?

A. Cash, Paypal, Bank Transfer, Credit Card (Gateway Is Available)

Covid-19 Precautions:

Fully Santization Car for pick and drop service.Daily Hotel Boat santization boat crew,guide. Regular thermal screening for guest, boat crew and guide before the tour

We do Modified Tour & Private Tour Requirement according to the train or flight timings

For further information on the above mentioned details kindly get back to us on my email address:  sunderbannp@gmail.com