India’s ultimate spot for wildlife seekers

October 4, 2016
Sundarbans

Nestled at the mouth of Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers between India and Bangladesh lies Sundarbans. This large mangrove forest area is home to the Royal Bengal tigers, spotted deers, Olive Ridley sea turtles, Ganges River dolphins and a few other exotic species. A photographer’s delight, this dense forest is one of the best places to spot the wildlife in its natural habitat. Due to its unique biodiversity, it is also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

1. Horseshoe crab, one of the oldest remnants of living organisms on earth

Horseshoe crab

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2. Hisss! It's a Monitor lizard

Monitor Lizard

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3. Rare sight: Turtle on a tree

Turtle

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4. Cuteness overload: Cotton Pygmy goslings

Cotton pygmy goslings

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5. Ferry boat on its way to Sundarbans

Ferry boat

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6. Colourful sight of Sundarbans

Mangroves, Sundarbans

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7. Starry sky adding magic to the night

starry night, Sundarbans
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8. This spotted deer believes in 'Daag acche hain'

Spotted Deer

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Best time to visit Sundarbans

October to February

How to reach Sundarbans

By flight: Nearest Airport, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport (Kolkata). Take a train to Canning (64 kms) from where you can take a motorboat to Sundarbans.

If wilderness excites you, explore India’s biggest crocodile sanctuary where reptiles can be adopted.

Read more about safari holidays here.

Author : Vijaylaxmi Thakur