On the easternmost side of India, amidst the Bay of Bengal and adjoining to Bangladesh, there lies a national park – home to The Royal Bengal Tiger playing hide and seek in the densely covered largest mangrove forest in the world. Yes, you guessed it right, Sundarbans National Park.
Sundarbans National Park is home to more than 500 tigers, out of which more than 200 are the Royal Bengal Tigers. If you are lucky, and well, ahem! Brave, You must spot a tiger over there. Mostly you will have to travel by cruise/boat. But, that does not mean you are out of a wilderness. The Bengal tigers are expert swimmers. Go ahead and conquer your fear.
Sunderbans jungle camp can be your ultimate backpacking destination for sure as you stay there for 3 days waking up with the sounds of birds’ chirping, while the tigers’ roar may disturb your sleep at night, or perhaps some Langurs may really irritate your peace of mind. But, it’s all about what travel in the wild teaches you. But the best part of Jungle camp is enjoying the local dance in the evening. This is called, Banbibi Pala (folklore of Sundarbans)
Amidst the largest mangrove forest in India, you are bound to spot some of the beautiful birds in Sundarbans. The Sajnekhali bird sanctuary is home to Kingfishers, Sandpipers, Whimbrels, Egrets, and Herons. This is located between the Peechkali and the Gomti rivers.
Sundarbans Tourism is highly active where you can easily go on a safari and then you are ought to meet different people. Talk to them, the hunters, the fishermen, the dabbawalas everyone. Right from your driver to everyone whom you meet, and you will be getting whole new stories. Don’t be a tourist and go on capturing wildlife through your lenses. Take a pause, take a deep breath, and feel the life.