Sajnakhali Wildlife Sanctuary

Sajnakhali Wildlife Sanctuary is in South 24 Parganas district, West Bengal, India. This sanctuary covers approx 362 square kms. Sajnakhali Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the three Wildlife Sanctuaries inside Sundarban Biosphere Reserve, the other two being the Haliday Island Wildlife Sanctuary and the Lothian Wildlife Sanctuary. It was set up as a sanctuary in 1976. The Sajnakhali Wildlife Sanctuary is home of rich population of water fowl, heron, pelican, spotted deer, rhesus macaques, wild boar, tigers, water monitor lizards, fishing cats, olive ridley turtle, crocodiles, Batagur terrapins, and migratory birds. This sanctuary is essentially a bird watcher’s paradise.

How to reach Sajnakhali

Boats are available for excursions, day tour and overnight tours – you need a guide and boat permits. Boats are available from various places.

Time to visit

The best time to visit this is from July to September.

Attractions in Sajnakhali

The visitor’s centre has a crocodile enclosure, shark pond, turtle hatchery and an interesting Mangrove Interpretation Centre.

Accommodation in Sajjakhali

There is accommodation available at Sajnekhali. There are forest rest houses and forest lodges here, that have to be booked in advance online though Other than this, there are so many private staying options are available into this island or near by island.

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