Sundarban National Park

Mangroves and Tigers

The forests of the Sunderbans are the rarest to grace the world. In the Sunderbans, immense mangrove trees lie half submerged in the tidal waters. Among the dense shadows of the forests, you may get a glimpse of the bright eyes of the legendary Royal Bengal Tiger.

The Sunderban have been declared to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is not only a National Park but also a Biosphere Reserve and a Tiger Reserve. This rich land is the bastion of the largest population of tigers in the world.

The Sunderban is crisscrossed with innumerable waterways and channels. These channels can be readily traversed by boats from which you can look into the dense forests. In fact, the mangrove trees are so tightly packed that it often seems that they are impenetrable. You should not forget that you are currently in the largest river delta of the world that stretches over more than 2500 square kilometers. The tigers here can be quite shy but quite ferocious when required. They may be seen gliding across the depths of the forests or swimming stealthily in the waterways.

Apart from the Royal Bengal Tiger, the swampy delta is home to many other remarkable creatures. The Spotted Dear, the Water Monitor, the Luminescent Kingfisher and the Gangetic Dolphin are some of the creatures you can find. The waterways even have sharks! 270 species of birds and a minimum of 150 species of fish live here making it one of the most diverse biospheres in the world.

Sundarbans National Park