Booking and Acquiring Permit at Sajnekhali Island You will need to take the official permit for entrance to the forest at Sajne
Booking and Acquiring Permit at Sajnekhali Island
You will need to take the official permit for entrance to the forest at Sajnekhali Island. You can also take a walk along the protected area on the island.
There is a huge pond, with lots of red-faced monkeys playing around. There is a mangrove interpretation centre and the sundarban trip tourist lodge.
Many people book this place for accommodation, but it needs to be done well in advance.
Sundarban weekend tour Red-faced Rhesus monkeys are a common sight in and around the Sundarban mangrove forests. Click their pictures but never disturb them. They might be your best chance to know if there’s a tiger around.
Traveling to Pakhiralaya Island
The boat sails through the mangroves and your next destination is Pakhiralaya Island. In the native Bengali language, the word Pakhiralaya means ‘abode of the bird.’ But again, it is symbolic.
Pakhiralaya Island is a good place to enjoy local life, markets and to see a village thrive inside the mangroves. Along with local business, this place also hosts a number of hotels.
If you are not staying at the boat, this is a good place to book your accommodation.
According to the pre-assigned plan, you either stay on this island in your guesthouse or return to the boat to cruise through the river, where the boatman wants to anchor.
Note: It is not at all unsafe to stay in the boat overnight. It might not be luxurious. But the experience of spending a night in the middle of the river is special and memorable. Ensure that you carry anti-mosquito creams here.