Discover the Wonders of Sundarban Netidhopani Watch 

Netidhopani Watch Tower, situated on the border of the Buffer and Core Area of Sundarbans National Park, was once easily accessible to tourists. However, restricted tourism is now enforced, with only twelve boat permits issued daily without advance booking. At India Beacons, we facilitate Netidhopani permits and boat arrangements for tourists joining our Netidhopani Tour.

Legend intertwines with this watchtower, linked to the tale of Behula and Lakhindari. It’s said that Behula, accompanying her deceased husband on his final journey, witnessed a remarkable event near Netidhopani. A woman revived a lifeless child through chants and water, prompting Behula to seek her help in resurrecting her husband. This encounter led Behula to heaven, and the watchtower stands as a testament to this legend.

Today, Netidhopani Watch Tower offers views of the ruins of a 400-year-old Shiva Temple, known as the Netidhopani Temple. Additionally, remnants of a coastal guard road, believed to be constructed by King Pratapaditya, lie hidden beneath the forest cover. Archaeological artifacts, particularly terracotta wares, discovered around the temple, are showcased at Netidhopani. The watchtower, with a capacity for twenty visitors, overlooks a serene landscape, providing an enchanting experience for all who visit.

Netidhopani: A Hidden Gem near the Sunderbans.

Netidhopani Watch Tower - Sunderban National Park

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