Kalash Camp Watchtower | Sunderban National Park

Kalash Camp is situated in the Chulkathi-1 Block of the South 24 Parganas Divisional Forest within the Sundarbans. It is a popular destination, particularly for tourists commencing their Sundarbans exploration from either the Namkhana or Ramganga sides.

Kalash Island beach, located further south at the mouth of the River Matla, offers a serene retreat. While previously tourists were allowed to disembark onto the beach with armed guards during low tide, this practice is now strictly prohibited. Visitors can only admire the beauty of Kalash Beach from the safety of their boats, necessitating careful consideration of tidal timings for a visit.

In the winter months, Kalash Beach serves as a crucial nesting ground for Olive Ridley Turtles, attracting them in significant numbers.

Beyond its sandy shores, Kalash Island is a haven for diverse coastal bird species, making it an ideal spot for birdwatching. Rare sightings, such as the Great Stone-curlew or Great Thick-knee (Esacus recurvirostris), add to the island’s allure. Access to the beach is typically facilitated by the Forest Department’s Kalash Camp, offering visitors an enriching experience that seamlessly combines the wonders of the Sundarbans with birdwatching adventures.

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Kalash Camp Watchtower | Sunderban National Park