Sundarban Tiger Reserve,Sundarban National Park,Ganges River Dolphin, Saltwater Crocodile, Estuary

Sundarban Tiger Reserve is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sundarbans National Park, the largest estuary mangrove forest in the world, in West Bengal, India.

A Royal Bengal tiger inside the Sundarban Tiger ReserveA Royal Bengal tiger inside the Sundarban Tiger Reserve / Sundarban National Park.

Sundarban Tiger Reserve is situated on the Sundarbans, part of the Ganges Delta, which is famous for its mangrove forests. Sundarbans is home to a large species of birds, invertebrate species and reptiles, including the salt water crocodiles.

Sundarbans National Park is the core area of Sundarban Tiger Reserve which is home to around 400 Royal Bengal tigers. This National park is also a wildlife sanctuary. Some of the Vulnerable and Endangered species inside the Wildlife sanctuary includes Ganges River dolphin, Olive Ridley Sea Turtle, Royal Bengal Tiger, Saltwater Crocodile, and Mangrove Horseshoe Crab.

Hawksbill sea turtleHawksbill sea turtle

Hawksbill sea turtle and river terrapin are two a critically endangered species inside the National park.

There are 54 islands inside the Sundarbans National Park. Seven main rivers including River Ganges, flows through this estuary. The water level at some places goes up to 500 meters.

Sundari Trees is the name of the Mangrove variant found in the Sundarbans National Park. Boat safari tickets are available with the West Bengal Tourism Development Corporation counter inside the park.

How Do I Go to Sundarban Tiger Reserve inside the Sundarban National Park?

Sundarban Tiger Reserve is connected to the kolkata – Basanti Highway. The main entrance to the Tiger reserve is at a distance of around 29 kilometers from Canning Railway station, the nearest railway station. The nearest airport to the Wildlife sanctuary; Netaji Subash Chandra Bose Airport alias Dum Dum Airport at Kolkata; is at around 140 kilometers distance from the Sundarban wildlife sanctuary and Tiger Reserve cum national park.

Ponmudi Hill Station Famous for Trekking and Nearby Meenmutti falls

Ponmudi Hill Station is a small beautiful hill station, near to the capital city of Kerala state, India.

KTDC cottages at Ponmudi hill station
KTDC cottages at Ponmudi hill station.

Endemic Endangered and threatened bird species are found here. More than 280 bird species are there in this park. A threatened bird species, broad-tailed grass bird is found here. Except one, all 16 birds species endemic to Western Ghats are found here (15 found here). 195 species of butterflies out of the total of 332 species in Western Ghats are found here. Many species of amphibians & reptiles are also found at this hills, Critically endangered Malabar flying frog, Malabar tree toad & Travancore Tortoise are found here.

Valleys and hills are interspersed on your way to this hill station. It is rich in biodiversity. Ponmudi Kerala Tourism packages are available with leading travel agents in Kerala. A trip to this beautiful hill station will make you spellbound for its gorgeous natural beauty.

How Do I Go To Ponmudi Hill Station?

Ponmudi Hill Station is near to the Thiruvananthapuram city at a distance of 55 kilometers away. Nedumangad town at 35 kilometers distance from the hill station is another nearby town, which is well connected by state government bus services to the hill station. Thiruvananthapuram Central railway station is the nearest railway station to this hill station town. International airport at Thiruvananthapuram is the nearest airport. to the hill station.

Hotels in Ponmudi

Kerala Tourism Development Corporation, KTDC, a government of Kerala Enterprise, runs Eco-Friendly hotels at Ponmudi.

Nearby tourist Places

Meenmutty Falls is a nearby beautiful waterfalls at a distance of 3 kilometers from Ponmudi, on the road to Kallar. Trekking permits needs to be taken from the Forest Department office. A guide will be sent along with the tourists.

15th century Koyikkal Palace at Nedumangad, Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary and Dam, Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary, etc, are some of the nearby tourist places worth visiting.