Sunderbans is situated at a distance of 100 km from Kolkata. A World Heritage Site marked by UNESCO, Sunderbans is well connected to Kolkata by road and rail.
However, the best way to reach Sunderbans from Kolkata is by road, a journey of about 2 hours by car. The places covered between Kolkata and Sunderbans are Kolkata - 10 km -> Tollygunge - 14 km -> Rajpur - 7 km -> Baruipur - 27 km -> Canning - 18 km -> Basanti - 13 km -> Gosaba - 14 km -> Sunderbans.
On the way, there are several hospitals, ATMs, rest stops and eating joints. There are eateries like Dominos Pizza are available en route. Restrooms are clean in most places. Several fuelling stations are also available at regular intervals on the way.
Transport options from Kolkata to Sunderbans
Kolkata to Sunderbans By Car: Hire a cab or rent a car to drive down to Sunderbans, which takes about 2 hours. This mode is appropriate for group travel or for families with senior citizens and kids. Estimated cost of cab per kilometre varies from INR 9 to 16 depending upon the car hired.
The bus was arranged by Sundeep Chourasia and they book it online. It was very satisfying experience and had a very comfortable journey. Nice delicious breakfast/snacks on-board with mineral water and fruity. It's full value for money.
Natural beauty on the road side is excellent. Food shops are available on road side. Toilets are also available on the road. Journey is comfortable. Journey from Kolkata via Minakha to Godhakhali takes little over 2 hours, thereafter you have to go by boat. This is shortest route.. Taking snacks and light food along will be an advantage for sure.
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