The world’s largest delta and home to the world’s largest mangrove forests, its brackish waters and mudflats are home to a diverse range of flora and fauna. The primary draw is undoubtedly to see Bengal Tiger in Sunderban. Your boatman’s stories about tigers stealing sleeping humans from the smaller “dinghee” boats used by local fisherman and honey collectors always send shivers down anyone’s spine. Visitors to Sunderbans National Park can only go on a boat safari. Walking or Jeep safaris are not permitted due to the obvious safety concerns.


Species to be seen

Seasonally, this mangrove woodland offers plenty of variation in its character. It is best in winter because tigers and crocodiles like to sunbathe. Sundarbans mudflats and islands attract migratory birds. Winter is great for seeing Brown-winged Kingfishers, Black-capped Kingfishers, Peregrine Falcons, Grey-headed Lapwings, etc. The Ruddy Kingfisher, Mangrove Whistler, and Mangrove Pita are rare monsoon visitors. Changeable Hawk Eagle (black and pale morphs), Crested Serpent Eagle, Osprey, Brahminy Kite, White-bellied Sea Eagle, Shikra, Lesser Yellownape, White-browed Scimitar Babbler, Chestnut-capped Babbler, Collared Kingfisher, and others can be observed year-round. Other animals include Fishing Cat, Leopard Cat, Jungle Cat, Oriental Small-clawed Oter, and Irrawaddy Dolphin, the gigantic Salt-water Crocodile, Water Monitor, King Cobra, Red-tailed (Bamboo) Pit Viper, etc, and it is the only forest in the entire Indian subcontinent to see the Buffy Fish Owl.


Best time to visit

Sunderbans is best visited between November and March. The weather is favorable at this time of year, making it ideal for spotting tigers and other wildlife. The tigers and crocodiles often bask in the winter Sun on open riverbank.

Sunderban on Houseboat, 4 Days

Sunderban with a Luxurious Ending, 6 Days

Useful Information

      • Please inform us of your dietary requirements. Please bear in mind that we will be staying in a boat away from the land and villages. We will freshly cook local dishes on the boat with the freshest ingredients and often using live catches acquired from the fishermen on the go. 

      • We will provide you field guide books and binocular during safari.

      • We can arrange limited wifi for an additional cost.

      • Carry a pair of slippers and comfortable walking shoes. We can only set foot on ground in some designated fenced parts of the Sunderbans, near the watchtowers. So most of your trip you do not need the shoes.

      • A headlamp is always handy, so is mosquito repellent and antiseptic cream.

      • We will provide packaged drinking water. Limited choices of soft canned drinks can be pre-arranged at an additional charge.  

      • Blanket, towel, pillow, clean bed sheets will be provided. Kindly carry the other personal amenities, or request us in advance.

      • You will get limited charging points, so you might consider carrying a multi-plug to charge multiple gadgets together at the same time. 

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