World Largest Mangrove Forest
I always love long boat ride. So when my friend Sumit told me he features a add Sundarban and it’s an extended boat journey, if I wish I can join with him. I didn’t even take a second to reply yes. Yes Sundarban i’m coming. Next morning I boarded a Train from my nearest railroad station and Sumit joined me after some stations. Within one hour we reached Canning, the closest rail head of Godkhali,the gateway of Sundarban. Godkhali is merely one hour further journey from Canning. Bus,Auto, Hired vehicle are available in Canning for Godkhali. We booked an Auto ad reached Godkhali. As our boat was prebooked So we also didn’t even waste one time and began our journey through river network.
Within less than 15 minute I felt the essence of Sundarban and understood why this called world largest Delta and mangrove forest. Our boat was running through a river, both side of the river was densely covered by mangrove trees. Some villages were also there within the forest. On our journey we passed many villages. Interestingly where the population is high forest was becoming thin. Here people live with nature. River is merely way of transportation. Interestingly on our journey a while our water-way became narrow sometime became wide. It’s a standard fact of Sundarban water channel. Lets know more about Sundarban-World largest mangrove forest
Now we are during a narrow river within the interior a part of Sundarban. Our boat was running simultaneously with continuous ‘dug-dug’ sound. Time was passing fast like each side view. Sun was on the highest . during this winter noon here we were facing chilled breeze. Our boatman told us “Sundarban is legendary for its Royal Bengal tiger but it’s not an area to only advance and expect meeting ‘His highness’ any time”. Yes this is often a real fact. only a few lucky among the many Sundarban visitors get an opportunity to ascertain Royal Bengal tiger to its own land. We were still going, on our way we passed many small boats. Fishing may be a a part of life here. We found many within the interior part. After 3hours long journey we finally reached our destination. After living our boat we entered during a village called Sodhakhali.
Life here is governed by the increase and fall in tide. I started conversation with villagers. I came to understand most of faculty in Sundarban have boarding facility. Still thanks to lack of connectivity most of the varsity has very less students. I spend one hour with villagers. In between my friend also completed his work.
So it had been time to return. Again it’s an extended boat journey back. Sun was already began to setting within the West. Sky was becoming reddish. We saw many various sorts of birds on our return. Most of them are Grey Heron, Kingfisher, Sand Pipit,flame back, King fisher. Temperature was also getting down. From our boat we saw a glimpse sunset.
I found water network became much busier than noon. Like me everybody was returning home. Again after three hours journey we finally reached from where we started. it had been a pleasant journey.
At the top of day i noticed Sundarban blessed us with its greenery,birds,people,rivers. Every where in Sundarban people will mention Tiger. you’ll always feel here something is watchin you from the jungle, sometime as a killer, sometime as an almighty. Tiger in Sundarban is treat just like the God, the almighty, the survivor.
Sundarban are often reached only by waterways. From Kolkata, suburban trains can take you to Canning (64 kms) from where launch services are available for Sundarban. Otherwise, you’ll avail of buses to succeed in Raidighi (76 kms), Najat (92 kms), Sonakhali (100 kms) and Namkhana (105 kms) from where motorboats will take you to Sunderban.
Best time to visit:
Winter Season (from December to February),
Where to Stay:
Royal Sundarban Tourism
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