SAJNEKHALI

Sajnekhali Canopy

JOYDEB DAS & AMAL NAYEK 

Sajnekhali being the gateway of Sundarban Tiger Reserve and very popular among visitors is actually a part of “Pirkhali Jungle” Sajnekhali Wild Life Sanctuary.

White Belly Eagle (Osprey)
White Belly Eagle (Osprey)

It has

  • Mangrove Interpretation Centre for information on Mangroves and the Ecosystem.
      Mangrove Interpretation CentreMangrove Interpretation Centre
  • A Watch Tower for viewing wildlife.
  • An estuarine Crocodile Pond and Turtle Pond.
SUNDARBANS CROCODILE
SUNDARBANS CROCODILE
  • A Bono Bibi Temple.

    Bon bibi-and-Dakshinraideities-of-Sundarban tribes
  • A Tourist lodge of West Bengal Tourism Dev. Corp. is also located here with a watch tower. One Station Office of the Tiger Reserve is there and permission to entire the Sundarban Tiger

    Sajnekhali entrance
    Sajnekhali entrance
  • Reserve can be obtained from that office. A bird watcher’s careful search can find the following: 7- colorful species of the Kingfisher, White Bellied Sea Eagle, Plovers, Lap-Wings, Curlews, Whimbrel, Sandpipers and even the occasional Pelican. The students and researchers may also find it as an ideal place for their study materials and specimens.

    White Breasted Kingfisher
    White Breasted Kingfisher
 

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