India’s ultimate spot for wildlife seekers

  • 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 Image courtesy: instagram.com/everydayindia

    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