Family tour to World Heritage – Sundarban A Land With Diversity
There have some essential things for Family tour to World Heritage – Sundarban . Spreading across 140,000ha along delta of Ganges, Brahmaputra & Meghna River, this vast mangrove forest was declared as a world heritage site in 1985. The Sundarbans National Park is a Tiger Reserve as well as a Biosphere Reserve located in the Sundarbans delta. The core area is densely covered by Mangrove Forests making it an ideal place for the Royal Bengal Tiger.
Why family tour to World Heritage-Sundarban?
Sundarban is the largest mangrove reserve forest in the world heritage park for a family tour. Mangroves which are generally salt tolerant plants have adapted themselves to this salty atmosphere by developing breathing roots which grow vertically from the ground. Some important mangrove species which can be seen during Sundarban Tours are sundari, champa, genwa, hatal, dhundul, garjan, golpati, kankra, garan and keora tree.
Royal Bengal Tiger, the national animal of India is the main attraction in Sundarban. If you are enough lucky, this iconic beast can give you a glimpse during your Sundarban Package Tour. In the last tiger census, there are about 250 to 300 tigers in Sundarbans. Recent years, due to lack of food in the jungle area, some Bengal Tigers have become man eaters and human tiger conflict has become a common phenomenon here.
Apart from Tiger, other species that can be found during your Sundarban Tour are jungle cat, fishing cat, leopard cat, wild boar, chital or spotted deer, common otter, estuarine crocodile, water monitor lizard, king Kobra, common rat snake, common krait, monkeys, olive ridley turtle, green sea turtle, hawksbill turtle, fiddler crab, mud crab and the king crab.
Sundarban is a nice place for the family tour because it is a paradise for bird watchers thanks to its biological diversity, location on migratory routes covering lush green wild forest and salty river bed. Every year hundreds of bird species populate or pass this world heritage acclaimed national park for breeding, resting and migrating making this great land the ideal spot for bird watchers and heaven for ornithologists. That is why it the world heritage park.
You can find as many as 248 species of birds during your Sundarban Tour including a large no of migratory birds in winter like Eurasian Curlew, black-tailed godwit, Scarlet-backed flower pecker, common sandpiper, marsh sandpiper, lesser sand plover, dusky warbler, greenish warbler, jungle babbler, Pacific golden plover, grey plover, Pallas’s Gull, Common Iora, orange-headed thrush, Tickell’s thrush, mangrove Whistler, yellow wagtail.
What Is The Best Time To Book Sundarban Tour with family?
As Sundarban is on the side of the Bay of Bengal, tourists can experience heavy rainfall in monsoon season (July to September) including thunder storm and lightning. During monsoon, all rivers swell up and flow above the danger mark causing a flood like situation.
Travellers may experience scorching heat and be exhausting humid between the ends of March to end of July which is basically Summer. All of a sudden a life threatening nor’wester or locally known “Kal Baisakhi” may appear. This is a very dangerous period to travel reverie Sundarban though it is the world heritage park.
The best time to book family Tour in Sundarban is the winter. And it is from the end of October to end of March). Winter is very pleasant and ideal for travelling between the various island, river creeks and mangrove forest in Sundarban. You don’t have to worry about any storm or rain fall. In good temperature weather, you can enjoy the amazing beauty of this world heritage site your full extent.
How To Reach World Heritage Sundarban For Family Tour?
By Air: It is about 111 km from the nearest airport to Sundarbans. At any Leisure, we provide complete pickup and drop facility for Sundarban travellers from Airport. Depending upon the group size SUV, Tempo Traveller or Luxury Coaches are arranged for a comfortable journey.
By Rail: Sundarban is well connected by rail route also. Canning is the nearest station in Sundarbans. It is almost 57 km or 1.30 hrs journey from Kolkata. Every day many local trains depart from Sealdah station to Canning at 1-hour interval. It is all EMU coaches with 9 or 12 boogie. You will not find any express train between these two destinations. Travellers can experience heavy crowd unless they choose an early morning train.
By Road: If anybody wants to visit Sundarban by long drive road is really amazing. They can enjoy many car services as rent a car in Dhaka. There are two roadways for Sundarban Tour Packages. First one is Basanti State expressway. The journey through this road is pleasant and scenic. Another one is Baruipur-Canning State Highway though many Sundarban Tour operators prefer Basanti Expressway. In terms of safety and comfort road journey is best. If required, you can have a tea break in the middle of your journey.
Water Way: You can add some extra spices in your Sundarban Tour if you choose a river cruise. You can book MV Paramhamsa which is a luxury cruise for Sundarban Package Tour from Kolkata. It is a four-decked luxury cruise with all modern facilities & amenities. The world-class service and onboard experienced chefs will take care of your appetite with mouth watering dishes as your choice.
What Should You Do During Your Family Tour Int The World Heritage Sundarban ?
⇢ Carry sunglasses, hats and sun tan lotion during your Sundarban Tour
⇢ Wear light cotton dress preferably with color Green, Ash, light Brown
⇢ Wear tied shoes preferably gumboots
⇢ Carry medicines for a cough, cold & fever etc
⇢ Drink only Filtered water, Mineral water or Coconut water
⇢ Carry torch with spare batteries
⇢ Carry spare batteries for your cameras as recharging facilities are limited
⇢ Carry Binoculars to view distant animals and landscapes
⇢ Maintain silence when you are watching any animals during your Sundarban Package Tour
Things You Should Not Do During The World Heritage Sundarban Tour for family or individual –
⇢ Do not play sound systems & loud speakers during Sundarban Tour
⇢ Travelling inside Sundarban is permitted only from Sunrise to Sunset
⇢ Do not indulge in hunting or fishing during Sundarban Tour
⇢ Do not pluck flowers in the Sundarban National Park
⇢ Do not wear any glossy clothing that attracts undue attention of the Wildlife
⇢ Do not irritate the animals you see during Sundarban Jungle Safari
⇢ Consumption of alcohol is strictly prohibited in Sundarban
⇢ Do not pollute the pristine habitat by throwing anything from the boat/Launch
It is very nice and enjoyable for us when we wish to travel or make a family tour any world heritage park in Bangladesh. It is not only enjoyable but also have much learning opportunity as well as gathering experience.