Sunderban Tiger Camp, West Bengal
The Sunderban Tiger Camp is located in the largest halophytic mangrove forest in the world, the Sunderban National Park, West Bengal. The camp is spread across 11.5 acres of nature, overlooking the Sajnekhali Wildlife Sanctuary and is located on the banks of River Pitchkhali on the Dayapur Island of the national park.
The ambience is comfortable yet rural, as the resort offers a wide variety of accommodation options while still giving an impression of being present in nature.
The Sunderban National Park forms a part of the Gangetic Delta, close to the Bay of Bengal. The World Heritage Site stretches across 9630 sq. km and hosts a variety of flaura and fauna. The park is open throughout the year.
The park is home to 64 plant species that adapt to the estuarine eco-system, most of which are unique mangrove species. The wildlife present is plentiful, ranging from Fishing Cats, Axis Deer, Rhesus Macaque, Wild Boar, Monitor Lizards, and Crocodiles to the rare Indian Bengal Tiger. There are several species of beautiful water birds present as well.
The resort is the perfect sanctuary for guests to explore the national park in comfort. Sunderban National Park does not have any electricity or fresh water available, but the Sunderban Tiger Camp has special rainwater harvesting and solar energy generation techniques so that their guests will have pleasant stay. This is an ecological way of procuring energy, as sustainability is one of the focuses of the resort.
The camp has 21 rooms and the accommodation is varied, ranging from tents, huts, air-conditioned deluxe and executive cottages and rooms.
There are 6 Executive Cottages (269 sq. ft), 4 Executive Rooms (282 sq. ft), 5 Deluxe Cottages (234-243 sq.ft), 4 Non-AC Deluxe Cottages (306 sq.ft) and 2 Huts (261 sq.ft).
Kolkata to Sunderbans Tiger Camp 115 km by road which is approximately 2.5-3 hours and around 2 hours by boat. Kolkata has an international airport – Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport.
Within the resort, there are several activities such as a pool table, table games and ball games. There is also a business centre available for those who have urgent work. For those who wish to explore the outdoors, there are bird watching cruises, mammal tours, village walks, dingy boat tours, boat cruises and safaris, honey collection tours and potential tiger viewing tours. Guests can also visit the unique land based caged watchtowers. They can watch the traditional Adibasi Dance and performances at the local rural theatre performed by the villagers.