Safaris are available both from Kolkata and Dhaka into the Sunderbans. Boat Safaris are enjoyable and an interesting experience. From Kolkata, suburban trains can take you to Canning (64 km) from where launch services are available for Sundarban. Otherwise, you can take buses to reach Raidighi (76 km), Najat (92 km), Sonakhali (100 km) and Namkhana (105 km) from where motorboats will take you to Sundarban.
The nearest airport is the Netaji Subhash Chandra International Airport in Kolkata. The airport is well connected to major cities of India through regular flights of various carriers. Cabs can be hired from the airport to reach Sundarbans which takes around 3 hours to reach.
Nearest Airport: Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport (CCU) - 129 kms from Sundarbans
Tentative return flight prices to Kolkata from major cities in India:
|Starting City||Return price (approximate)|
|Mumbai||₹ 7,540 Non-stop|
|New Delhi||₹ 6,842 Non-stop|
|Bengaluru||₹ 7,705 Non-stop|
|Chennai||₹ 6,773 Non-stop|
|Hyderabad||₹ 4,813 Non-stop|
Sundarbans is well connected to neighboring cities in West Bengal by a good network of roads. One can take a bus or car till Sonakhali, Godkhali, Namkhana, Canning, Raidighi or Najat and proceed up to Sundarbans through motorboats.
There are no direct trains to Sundarbans. The closest railway junction is Sealdah. One can reach Sundarbans via Canning by boarding one of the regular local trains running between Canning and Kolkata.
River cruises on boats are the best way you can enjoy Sunderbans.