• Sundarban National Park
Sundarban National Park, around 100 km away from Kolkata, is the world’s biggest mangrove forest spread across 10,000 sq. km between India and Bangladesh. It is a tiger reserve and a biosphere reserve that protects the ‘Royal Bengal Tigers’ and other endangered species like Batagur Baska, King Crabs, Olive Ridley and Turtle amongst the fresh rivers and magnificent estuaries. Sundarban is a UNESCO world heritage site with a large variety of birds, flora, fauna, and reptiles including saltwater crocodile. The Nilkamalor Hiron Point and Katka viewpoints offer fantastic views of animals in the wilderness and you can also enjoy trekking in Chargheri Char.
Bakkhali, located around 125 km away from Kolkata, is a treat for the tourists. It is one of the most beautiful secluded white sand beach in India. This seven km long beach is surrounded by casuarinas and gives you a chance to experience beautiful sunset and sunrise. Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Bakkhali beach gives you a chance to retrospect in serenity. Spending time in one of the most peaceful beaches while enjoying long walks can be therapeutic. The Bishalakshmi temple at the end of the Bakkhali beach is worth a visit.