Sunderbans National Park
Sundarbans National Park is the largest delta in the world. Here, the 2 mightiest rivers of India – Brahmaputra & Ganges – along with the river Meghna, drain their waters into the Bay of Bengal thus creating the world’s largest mangrove forest and a biodiversity hotspot.
The word “Sundarbans” comes from the mangrove species Heritiera minor locally known as Sundari. This habitat is made up of 56 islands of mangrove forest which harbors countless species whose behavior is rooted in the tidal patterns of the area.
Not only a home for wildlife, the Sundarbans delta also provides for almost 4 million people, many of whom visit the forest daily for firewood and honey collection. Accounts of conflict with man-eating Royal Bengal Tigers are chilling and it gives the otherwise gentleman-like tiger, a notorious reputation.
Best Time to Go
October – March
20°C – 34°C
About Sunderbans national Park
It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a Tiger Reserve and an Important Bird Area of the world and over 300 bird species, 40 mammal species, 35 Reptiles Species & 08 amphibian species have been recorded here in these 10000 sq.km of forest.
To see a Tiger here is like no other in India, the swampy, dense and dark environs of the Sundarbans National Park gives an aura of a mysterious realm and an experience truly unique.
Altitude: 7.5 m above sea level span
Vegetation: tropical moist broadleaf forest ecoregion, mangroves
Water Resources: Tributaries of the Ganga
Core Area: 1692 sq km
Buffer Area: 2233 sq km
Coordinates: 21.9497° N to 89.1833° E
Rainfall: 1800mm – 2790mm
Temperature: 20 – 34 degree Celsius
Sunderbans National Park Tours
Popular Fauna at Sunderbans National Park
His majesty, the national animal of India. The Royal Bengal Tiger is considered by many naturalists as one of the most powerful apex predators. You catch a glimpse of this big cat in action at the Sunderbans National Park.
About twice the size of a typical house cat, the fishing cat is a feline with a powerful build and stocky legs. The fishing cat is an adept swimmer and enters water frequently to prey on fish as its name suggests. It is known to even dive to catch fish.
The king cobra—one of the most venomous snakes on the planet—can literally “stand up” and look a full-grown person in the eye. When confronted, they can lift up to a third of its body off the ground and still move forward to attack.
Safaris at Sunderbans National Park
In Sundarbans National Park, the only way to explore the mangroves is through a privately hired boat or to join a group on a larger boat. The drawback of the larger boats are that they cannot get through all the creeks and narrow channels, hence a smaller boat safari is preferred.
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