The Sundarban is well-known as the largest delta in all over the world which is located between India and Bangladesh. The Sundarbans gets its name from the “Sundari” or Mangrove trees which grow in huge number in this region. This place is a replica of the miracles of nature and describes the importance of the eco-system. This mysterious dense forest is the home to the Royal Bengal Tigers and other wild species of animals. There are many tourist attractions in Sunderbans where tourists can visit that are mentioned below:
Do Ban Ki Watch Tower: This watchtower renders canopy walk which allows people to view the riveting flora and fauna. The canopy walk is perched at an altitude of 20 feet above the ground. From here, the visitors can encounter tigers, Chital Deer, and Bahmini Kites.
Sundarbans Tiger Reserve Area: This tiger reserve area is divided into four zones namely an afforestation zone, Core Zone, an agri-operation zone, and a restoration zone. Only the core zone represents the national park and other zones are used for forestry operations. People can explore this tiger reserve only through boats.
Sudhanyakhali Watch Tower: It is an ideal watchtower for the wildlife freaks where they can easily spot the tigers and this tower can hold 25 people at a time. This watchtower contains a sweet water pond where wild animals come to drink water. Apart from tigers, people can spot other wildlife species such as wild boars, crocodiles, and axis deer. People can also enjoy its charming vista of trees and all around greenery.
Kanak: The shores and crystal clear waters in Kanak are counted as the most preferred tourist place of Sundarban for spotting Olive Ridley Turtles. There are several myths connected with Kanak regarding the turtles. In the breeding season, the turtles approach Kanak from distant areas.
Sajnekhali Watch Tower: This watchtower is the most renowned Sundarban tourist place. It serves as the head office of the forest department and is situated close to several resorts in the Sundarban region. The visitors can get permission to enter this tiger reserve from this place only. This watchtower can hold 20 people at a time. The major attractions of this place are Mangrove Interpretation, Crocodile Park, Bono Bini Temple, a museum, and the tourist lodge of the Bengal Tourism Department. The bird lovers can get a special spectacle of avifauna species like Kingfishers, White Bellied Sea Eagle, Pelican, Curfews, Plovers, and many more.
Bhagatpur Crocodile Project: Basically, this region is an abode of the biggest estuarine crocodiles and is the ground for saltwater crocodiles. This place is surrounded by the peaceful ambiance, littoral mangrove, and natural beauty. This place can easily be accessed by Sajnekhali Jetty.
Halliday Island: This Island is located on the southern side of the Sundarban Tiger Reserve. Halliday Wildlife Sanctuary is being the last retreat of the rare barking deer.
Sajnekhali Bird Sanctuary: This bird sanctuary is located between Gomati and Peechkali rivers. It is situated just adjacent to the Sunderban Tiger Reserve and is the home to the egrets, herons, and numerous species of birds. Here, the visitors can spot various colorful species of Sandpipers, Kingfisher, Sea Eagle, Plovers, Curfews, and Whimbrels.
Netidhopani Watch Tower: This watchtower is linked with the popular tale of Behula and Lakhindari. It is the most popular Sundarban tourist spot where 20 people can easily accommodate at a time. There is a road which is made by King Pratap Aditya to protect the coastal region.
Piyali: It is a small town or area which is situated on the trail to the Sunderban National Park. Piyali is an extremely scenic place that provides a doorway to the Sundarbans.