Sunderban National Park
The vast swampy delta of the two great Indian rivers, Brahamaputra and the Ganges extends over areas comprising of mangrove forests, swamps and forest island all interwoven in a network of small rivers and streams. The Sundarban National Park, home of the Royal Bengal Tiger, covering an area of approximately 1330.10 sq. kms and the largest mangrove forest in the world, form the core of this area.

The forest is home to more than 400 tigers. These animals have adapted themselves very well to the saline and aquas environs and are extremely good swimmers. There are crocodiles, which can be often seen along the mud banks. The park is also noted for its conservation of the Ridley Sea Turtle.

Area: 1330.10 sqkm

Best time to visit: September - May

How to get there: The park can be approached by road from the nearest town of Gosaba which isabout 50 kms away. The town of Canning is the nearest railhead 48kms away from the park. The nearest airport is at Calcutta. If you were to travel to Sundarbans from Calcutta by road it would be around 112 kms.

Accomodation: There is accommodation available at Sajnakhali. Sajnakhali sanctuary is regarded as a part of the Sundarban National Park and is essentially a bird watcher's paradise. There are forest Rest-houses and forest lodge available here.

Prominent Fauna: Royal Bengal Tiger, leopards, crocodiles, crabs, Ridley sea turtles, hundreds of species of marine wildlife, various kinds of birds and snakes.

For Additional Information:

Field Director
Sundarban Tiger Reserve
P.O Canning, Dist : 24 Parganas (South)
West Bengal
India


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