Fact File

Vessel Facts

Classification: IRS
Port of registration: Kolkata, India
Built in: 2006
Length: 55 mts
Breadth: 12 mts
Draught: 1.5 mts
Speed: 12 knots (maximum)
Number of cabins: 32

Navigational Systems:
Mini SATCOM, Radio Telephone, GSM Mobile, VHF, Eco sounder, Radar

Sunderban Facts

Place: 24 Paraganas district, West Bengal

Best time to visit: September to March. The region has a tropical climate with hot summers and cold winters. Maximum and minimum temperatures during the summer are 42C and 37C respectively. In winters, the maximum and minimum temperatures are 29C and 9.2C respectively.

Nearest airport: Nearest airport is Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International (NSCBI) Airport at Kolkata.

Distances from Major Cities

Delhi: 1350 km 
Mumbai: 1710 km 
Kolkata: 112 km 
Bangalore: 1605 km 
Main attraction: Royal Bengal Tiger, Crocodiles, Olive Ridley turtles, migratory birds

Sunderbans Tiger Reserve: 

Established in 1978 spread over an area of 2608 sq. kms. 
Sixty percent of the demarcated area of the Sunderbans sprawling actually over 
  9630sq.km, is in Bangladesh. 
The National Park with a core area of 1330sq.km, has been designated as a World 
  Heritage Site in 1985 and is a part of the Project Tiger. 
The Sunderban has three wildlife sanctuaries at Sajnekhali, Lothian Island and Haliday 

Travel Tips 

Carry all the basic medicines along. 
Carry all the essentials including mosquito repellent cream, light clothes, sun hat, thick 
  rubber sole boots etc. 
Dont forget your camera


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