You have to rely on boats for visiting the various tourist spots of the Sunderbans. You can also hire your own boat but the charges are pretty steep. However, in case you wish to move around on your own, make sure to hire a guide or else the boatsmen may take you for a ride (the waterways of the Sunderbans are so similar to one another that even if your boat makes round of the same place, you won’t be able to tell the difference without the services of an experienced guide).
- Hiron Point
Hiron Point is a beautiful spot, great for spotting tigers and other spectacular and rare wildlife animals. Also known as Nilkamal, it is famous for tiger, deer, monkey, crocodiles and many precious birds.
This place attracts many tourists owing to its natural beauty and innate splendor. This is a place to have a look at the rare species of wild animals and birds, to be noted in the diary of bird watchers and Wildlife enthusiasts.
The visitors can get a comfortable stay in the three-storied Rest House of the Mongla Port Authority with prior booking.
- Tin Kona Island
Tin Kona Island, literally means three cornered Island, is another popular spot for wildlife spotting in Sundarbans. Tin Kona Island is renowned for tiger and deer, where one can come across the real wildlife. This island has an enchanting, but wild beauty merged with wild forests and estuaries.
Many tourists visit this Island just to have some relief from the busy town life and to get ideal resting place, merged with the wild beauty of forests and natures’ blessings.
Katka a base for safaris, and good spot to see tigers and for bird-watching. Katka is well known for many rare and majestic wild animals. At Katka, one can see many precious wild animals right from tigers to deer and also varieties of birds and many kinds of monkeys. Here one can hear the natures’ music mixed with the wild fowls in the mornings and evenings.
For those interested in wildlife trekking, the vast expanse of grassy meadows running from Katka to Kachikhali (Tiger Point) is an ideal route. Don’t miss this place if you are an adventurous tourist.
- Dublar Char Island
Dublar Char, a beautiful island known for its picturesque scenes, is famous for fishing and is a place for fishermen with abundant of fish fauna. One can enjoy the fishing here and have a first hand experience of this fun filled activity.The Island has all the natural beauty of any of the world renowned Islands. It is an attractive island where herds of spotted deer are often seen to graze. A casual walk around the Island provides the tourist with the chance of spotting many wild animals. With water all around and with lots of fish fauna, Dublar Char offers unique experience to the enthusiastic visitors.
- Sudhanyakhali Watch Tower – Most of the tigers are sighted from this tower. Some other wildlife like axis deers and crocodiles may also be seen from this watch tower.
- Dobanki Watch Tower
- Bhagbatpur crocodile project
- Netidhopani – It has a temple that’s 400 years old
Apart from visiting the tourist destinations, you may also take some time-out to go to a nearby village to see the life-style of the local people and talk to them to have an insight into their lives.