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Sunderbans National Park

Sunderbans

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Sunderbans National Park Overview

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Sunderbans National Park is a place where sea meets the land, which is located at the southern tip of West Bengal. This park was proclaimed as the core area of Sunderbans Tiger Reserve in 1973. In 1977, this site was declared as a wildlife sanctuary. It was adorned as the World Heritage Site on the UNESCO in 1987. Two years later, in 1989, the entire Sunderbans region was declared as Biosphere Reserve.

Sunderbans National Park, leading mangrove forest in the entire world, comprises majority of different mangrove types, which are identified in the world. In addition, there are several varieties of plant species, which accounts approximately to 64. These plant species have the capacity to withstand extreme climatic conditions along with salty shower, which are the resultants of tidal effects. Some of the popular found plants and trees available in this park include Goran, Genwa, Kankra, Sundari, Dhundal, Garjan and Passur.

In addition, the Sunderbans National Park is also home to more than 400 tigers. World famous for man-eating tendencies, the Royal Bengal Tigers inhabited in this park have developed a characteristic of swimming in the saline waters.

Moreover, the park is also rich in flora and fauna. For bird lovers, some of the popular birds are also found in this region including Pale-Billed Flowerpecker, Black-Capped Kingfisher, Asian Open Bill Stork and Common Woodshrike. The park houses several species of reptiles as well. Some of the endangered species that live protected within the Sunderbans include Batagur baska, Olive Ridley Turtle, Royal Bengal Tiger and King Crabs.
 

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: More than 3hrs
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Smriti Das

Smriti Das4.3/5

375 reviews

Tale of Sundarbans

Our trip was for three days at Sundarbans National Park which is located at the south eastern tip of the 24 Parganas district in West Bengal. It is one of the largest reserves for the Bengal tiger and also a home to a variety of bird, reptile and invertebrate species. Sundarbans got its name from one of the mangrove plants known as Sundari. The Sundarbans are a part of the world's largest delta formed by the rivers Ganga, Brahmaputra and Meghna. The beauty of delta belt is wonderful. Sundarbans forest area covering approx 4200+ square kilometer in India and tiger reserve area is approx 2585 square kilometer in India. The National Park is surrounded by a buffer zone of 885 square km and this mainly consists of mangrove forests. Tourists and fishermen are allowed in this zone. Sanctuary zone - tourists are allowed there also. Core area are protected and tourists are not allowed there but only research squads & National Geography team can entered there. There are 102 islands in Sundarbans. Out of them 54 are inhabited & 48 are habitat. Our guide Puranjan and tour conductor Mr. Probir Pal cooperated us wonderfully. Total timing of boat journey was one hour and forty five minutes & all along of the journey we enjoyed the beauty of habitat & inhabitant area situated at both side of the river.

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Vikram Sen

Vikram Sen5.0/5

4 reviews

Really a world heritage site. We felt it after we came back & it was full of pleasure

Wonderful Houseboat safari typical bengali presentation of everything. People are so co-operative and hard working as well.It was a pleasure to travel island to island all day long.

Biswajit Chanda

Biswajit Chanda4.6/5

6 reviews

Royal in the Wild

In the month of March five of us hired a launch from Canning and started our journey for Sundarban, the land of Royal Bengal Tigers. We took our rations from Canning as we decided to stay in the launch at night, to maximize our chances of sighting a tiger.First night we anchored our launch in Sajnekhali, it was a moonlit night and the river Matla was quite calm. The next morning we headed for Dobanki via Netidhopani. We waited for hours in the watch tower hoping for a ROYAL sighting, but found nothing other than a peacock, few deers and a monkey.After having our lunch in launch we started our return journey, near Naubanki we came across a scene which we'll cherish throughout our lifetime. We sighted two Royal Bengal Tigers, sitting in the muddy river bank. They were in a very relaxing mood and didn't roar for a single time. They gave us enough time to take snaps of such precious moments of our life.We paid a lot for reserving the entire launch for this short trip but after getting such a majestic view, the entire trip was a Full Paisa Wasool.

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Garvit Pandya

Garvit Pandya4.3/5

11 reviews

Sundarban - A beautiful forest

If you are in Kolkata and you are fond of wildlife adventure and natural forest, you should visit Sunderban National Park.There are several tour package available there. You can choose any and also you can select tours like 1 day, 2 day but I strictly recommend to choose only 1 day tour because there is only one day visit to the jungle and watch tower even in 2 days or 3 days.Also, there is only 1% possibility that you will see Tiger. So, with this possibility and all, you wish to come, you should.Natural beauty is there and in water it is awesome at the time of sunset.In two days tour, you will spend 1 full day in reaching your hotel/resort and in bird sanctuary, while there is nothing in bird sanctuary. It's like watching sunset.Yeah, there will be folk dance, living in resort and all available in 2 or 3 days tour. But you can do that, if you have one group of 25 people or so. But even with that, I don't recommend it.So, you choose wisely whether to go or not. For boat riding and natural photography, you should go.

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Biswajit Nath roy

Biswajit Nath roy3.6/5

14 reviews

Nice to visit, but no much Tigers

The first thing you should know before visiting Sundarban is that the number of tigers are not very large. Thus you should not expect to see tigers but what you can expect is a refreshing tour. Amazing views of kingdom of tigers will surely give you the thrill you expect.

Abhijit Gupta

Abhijit Gupta4.6/5

284 reviews

The best boat safari in the jungle

Sunderbans National Park is the land of Royal Bengal Tigers. The national park is a biosphere reserve and a UNESCO declared world heritage site. The best way to explore Sunderbans National Park is by boat safari.

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