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SUNDARBANS offers one with the opportunity to view wildlife from the various watchtowers notable among them are the following:

SAJNEKHALI WATCH TOWER

This watchtower is the most popular among all watchtowers because of its proximity to most of the resorts in the Sundarban area. and is also the Head Office of the Forest Department. Permission to enter the Sundarban Tiger Reserve is required to be obtained from here. This watch tower has a capacity to host 20 persons at a time. There is also a Mangrove Interpretation Centre, a Bono Bibi Temple as well as a Crocodile Park  in the Sajnekhali watchtower complex. This watchtower provides one with the opportunity to view wildlife from close quarters. The most sought after sights by a bird watcher are seven colourful species of the Kingfisher, White Bellied Sea Eagle, Plovers, Lap-Wings, Curfews, Whimprel, Sandpipers and the occasional Pelican.  The West Bengal Tourism Department Corporation’s Tourist lodge is also situated at Sajnekhali.

 
SUDHANYAKHALI WATCHTOWER

Most of the tigers are sighted from this tower. Some other wildlife like axis deers, wild boars and crocodiles may also be seen from this watch tower. This watch tower has a capacity to host 25 persons at a time. There is a sweet water pond where animals come to drink water. Behind the pond are stretches of land bereft of any vegetation where one can sight animals from a distance.

 
DO BANKI WATCHTOWER

This watchtower presents one with a unique experience of watching wildlife from its Canopy Walk. This canopy walk is about half a kilometre long and at a height of about 20 ft from the ground. There is also a sweet water pond and Chital deers as well as Brahmini Kites are very often sighted here apart from the tigers.

 
NETIDHOPANI WATCH TOWER

This is another watchtower in the series of several watchtowers and is associated with the legend of Behula and Lakhindari. Legend has it that Behula, while accompanying her dead husband on his last journey on the boat, was passing the bank of what is now called Netidhopani, saw an interesting thing. A woman was washing clothes and a child was continually disturbing her. Annoyed, she sprinkled some water on the boy. The boy became lifeless. The woman finished her laundry and then again sprinkled some water on the boy, chanting some mantras, to bring him back to life. Behula decided in a flash that this was the person who could bring her husband back to life. She rowed the boat to the bank and asked the lady (Netidhopani) to teach her the verses. This lady was instrumental in bring back . In fact Behula reachedheaven from this Ghat. Today this watchtower offers one a view of the ruins of a 400 year old Shiva Temple. It is also believed that there is a road on the extreme right of the forest which was built by King Pratapaditya  to guard the coastal area. It is now covered with earth. There is also a sweet water pond. This watch tower has a capacity to host 20 persons at a time.

 
BURIRDABRI WATCH TOWER

This watch Tower in the Burirdabri camp is famous for its watchtower, a mud walk and mangrove cage trail leading to a view point known as Raimongal View Point. This watchtower has a capacity to host 10 persons at a time.

 
BHAGABATPUR

Bhagabatpur is famous for having a hatchery of the largest estuarine crocodiles in the world.

 
KALASHDWEEP

Kalash is the nesting place of the Olive Ridley Turtles. It can be reached after crossing the river Vidya and Matla.

 
HALIDAY ISLAND
Haliday island is famous as it is last retreat of Barking Dear in India.
 
LOTHIAN ISLAND
This island, 38 sq kms in area is situated on the banks of the river Saptamukhi. Its main attraction is the Sea Crocodiles.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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