Gateways of Sundarban from where you can Explore the Tiger Reserve
Sundarbans stands as one of the Unesco World Heritage Sites in the delta area of three rivers namely Ganga, Brahmaputra & Meghna which flows into the Bay of Bengal within the great mangrove forest Sundarban.
It is located in the south-eastern part of West Bengal. Godhkhali is settled opposite to the Gosaba Island. Here from Godkhali is the main gateway to a wonderful & adventurous tour to Sundarban.
Godkhali can be reached by road & train from Kolkata.
Basanti is one of the main delta island in the Sundarbans region & surrounded by the Matla & Vidyadhari rivers. Basanti faces Sonakhali which is a popular gateway to the Sundarban.
Basanti can be reached by road with a distance of 100 km from Kolkata.
Jharkhali being a newcomer among others is a gateway to the Sundarban Tiger Reserve which is only 99 km away from Kolkata.
You can reach Jharkhali by car within three & half hours via Baruipur. There you can hire a boat in Jharkhali which allows you to experience every bit of Sundarban.
Hasnabad can be reached within 2 hours from Kolkata which leads to the Sundarban. This place, Hasnabad, is slowly getting popularity. Sundarban can be reached by this place too besides chasing river Ichamati. Piyali island is very near to this island.
It takes only 2 hrs from Sealdah to reach Hasnabad & if you choose to go there by car then you can get there via Science city, Dhamakhali.
Namkhana is one of the most popular gateway of Sundarban. It is only 100 km away from Kolkata. You can hire a boat from Namkhana & explore the beauty of Sundarban. Bony camp & Klas island is nearer from this site. Bhagbatpur Crocodile project is one one of the major site seen spot near Namkhana.
From Sealdah you can get regular train for Namkhana. By car you can drive via Diamond Harbour to reach Namkhana.