What is the best time to visit Sundarbans?

September to March are the best months to visit Sundarbans, the winters being the most pleasant period in the area. Summers could be quite hot and send the temperature shooting up, but are an ideal time to visit the wildlife sanctuary. The monsoons with full generosity in showers may make travelling a little difficult but the lush green surroundings might just make up for it. Aside from spotting these majestic beasts in their natural habitat, Sundarban National Park also has an abundance of diverse flora and fauna that make visiting the attraction worth it. The climate in and around this area generally follows the pattern of most Indian cities, and thus, it has three distinct seasons, out of which the winters are the most prefered, though all of them have their pros and cons.

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Monthly Weather in Sundarbans

Month Avg. Minimum (°C) Avg. Maximum (°C)
January 14 26
February 18 30
March 22 32
April 26 35
May 26 36
June 27 35
July 27 32
August 27 32
September 27 33
October 25 33
November 20 29
December 15 27

Winter (November - February)

Winter is the ideal time to witness the beauty of the Sundarban National Park. While summers and monsoons are accompanied with blistering heat and humidity, the climate in the winter months is quite pleasant and even provides relief to the animals living in the premises. This is the best time to explore the forests and experience the natural beauty of the region. This also means that there is more chance for visitors to spot the animals and bird species as they come out of hiding. The famous boat safari is also a possibility as the river is not over flooded and therefore not dangerous. The temperatures during the winter season range from 10 degree Celsius to 30 degree Celsius, which is doubly good for tourists as they can walk around and participate in activities without worrying about the climate.
Deer in Sundarbans
Deer in Sundarbans
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Monsoon (June - October)

The monsoons months of June to September are laden with heavy rains. The monsoon rains bring back life to the delta after the scorching summers. This makes the mangroves, which are another famous attraction of the park, thrive and rejoice in the showers. The animals as well get relief from the summer heat by way of the rainfall during these months. The temperatures also drop down to a pleasant 25 to 35 degree Celsius. However, one of the main disadvantages of visiting the Sundarban National Park in the monsoon months is the fact that the river, which is the primary mode of transport to the park, is overflowing with rainwater. This makes it extremely risky for transportation and access to the park premises, and hence, monsoons are not ideal to visit the park.
Sundarbans National Park in Monsoon
Sundarbans National Park in Monsoon
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Summer (March-May)

The summers in the Sundarban National Park area is hot, humid and all around uncomfortable. Most visitors and locals alike tend to avoid this season for visiting the park. The temperatures in the summer months range from 30 to 42 degree Celsius. There is a dearth of water in the region in this season too. Tremendous heat waves also accompany these temperatures. All of these factors together make the animals, especially the tigers; take shade in the high trees which makes them invisible to the naked eye.

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