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Sajnakhali Wildlife Sanctuary

Sajnakhali Wildlife Sanctuary
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Map showing the location of Sajnakhali Wildlife Sanctuary
Map showing the location of Sajnakhali Wildlife Sanctuary
Location within West Bengal
LocationWest Bengal, India
Coordinates22°07′26″N 88°49′53″E / 22.1238°N 88.8313°E / 22.1238; 88.8313[1]
Area362 km2 (140 sq mi)

Sajnakhali Wildlife Sanctuary is a 362 km2 area in the northern part of the Sundarbans delta in South 24 Parganas district, West Bengal, India. The area is mainly mangrove scrub, forest and swamp. It was set up as a sanctuary in 1976. It is home to a rich population of different species of wildlife, such as water fowl, heron, pelican, spotted deer, rhesus macaques, wild boar, tigers, water monitor lizards, fishing cats, otters, Olive ridley turtle, crocodiles, Batagur terrapins, and migratory birds.


Sajnakhali is situated 130 km from Kolkata. Canning is the nearest railway station of it. Ferry service towards Sajnakhali is available from Gosaba. Rented boat or motor launch can be hired for Basanti or Gadkhali.



  1. ^ "Sajnakhali Sanctuary".