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How a Week in The Sunderbans Changed my Life Forever!

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Named after the Sundari mangrove, the Sunderbans are a network of rivers and streams of salty water through tropical mangrove forests that house the largest density of Royal Bengal Tigers anywhere on earth. The locals here will tell you how they revere and fear the mighty beast. Rumoured to have a taste for human flesh, sightings of the tiger are particularly exciting in this national park. The ecosystem forms a delta and borders with Bangladesh in the east. Go, witness the tensed coexistence of man and beast along with the flourishing of a pristine ecosystem. 

How a Week in The Sunderbans Changed my Life Forever!:

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Day 1. Arrive from Kolkata and set out to your first view of the mangroves

Arrive from Kolkata and set out to your first view of the mangroves
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source: www.crossindia.in

About 150 km from Kolkata you reach Sanjekhali watch tower, which is "is good for spotting birds" says Kingshuk, a HolidayIQ reviewer. You can also learn more about the Sunderbans since it houses " a Mangrove Interpretation Center is to familiarize people with the mangrove ecosystem" adds Kingshuk. 

Day 2. Cruise on a boat through the Sunderbans National Park

Cruise on a boat through the Sunderbans National Park
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source: tigertourismproject.blogspot.com

Observe wildlife on the banks of the canals. The Sunderbans National is "the land of Royal Bengal Tigers. The national park is a biosphere reserve and a UNESCO declared world heritage site" says Abhijit, a holidayIQ reviewer. The best way to "explore Sunderbans National Park is by boat safari." adds Abhijit.  

Day 3. Explore the Sunderbans Tiger Reserve by boat

Explore the Sunderbans Tiger Reserve by boat
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source: en.wikipedia.org

Another day on the river by boat. Marvel the biodiversity which includes " crocodiles, deer, wild pigs can be spotted on the banks and if you are lucky, you can spot the giant, Royal Bengal Tiger." says Abhijeet, a HolidayIQ reviewer. Also, the boat safari is "the only way to explore Sunderbans Tiger Reserve" adds Abhijeet. 

Day 4. Visit Kanak, an Olive Ridley Turtle sanctuary

Visit Kanak, an Olive Ridley Turtle sanctuary
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source: blog.railyatri.in

Kanak island is a protected turtle habitat and is also known for its tigers.Kanak is a "place where Olive Ridley Turtles are seen and preserved.", says Abhijit, a HolidayIQ reviewer. Kanak is a pristine Island "surrounded by mangroves all around." adds Abhijit.  

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Day 5. Visit the Popular Halliday Island for its bird watching

Visit the Popular Halliday Island for its bird watching
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source: sundarbans-ecotourism.org

Spend a day at the Halliday Island, it is a popular "place to visit to watch birds and wild animals. One can spend some time here watching the birds" says Abhijit, a HolidayIQ reviewer. This island is visited by "very few tourists" adds Abhijit, adding to the charm of the island. 

Day 6. One final place to spot a tiger, Tin Kona Island

One final place to spot a tiger, Tin Kona Island
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Tin Kona Island is a beautiful island with rich biodiversity. "We spotted a huge crocodile in the water and two spotted deer in the dense mangroves" recalls says Abhijit, HolidayIQ reviewer, and if you have the "patience and if you are lucky, you can even spot a tiger" adds Abhijit.   

Day 7. End your trip and return to Kolkata as a whole new person

End your trip and return to Kolkata as a whole new person
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Visit the Sudhanyakhali watch tower with "great and clear view of internal canals, bunch of spotted Deer, Tigers majorly approach here for deer hunting and resting. The area has small water logged area where wild animals can drink water. Bears are often seen searching for honey." says Som, HolidayIQ reviewer. 

The views above are collated from opinions expressed by travellers on www.holidayiq.com

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