Sunday, February 25, 2024

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Sunderbans National Park & Tiger Reserve




24 Paraganas district West Bengal

Best Time toVisit


September to March 

Nearest Town


Gosaba (50  km)

Main attraction


Royal Bengal Tiger, Crocodiles, Olive ridley turtles, Migratory Birds 

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Established in 1978 in twenty four Paraganas district, Sunderbans Tiger reserve is spread over an area of  2608 sq. kms. Sixty percent of the demarcated area of the Sunderbans sprawling actually over, is in Bangladesh. The national park with a core area of, has been designated as a World Heritage Site in 1985 and is a part of the Project Tiger. The Sunderbans has three wildlife sanctuaries at Sajnekhali, Lothian Island and Haliday Island.

The park has estuarine mangrove eco-system as it is situated in the deltaic estuaries of the Ganga and Brahmaputra. The entire inter tidal zone has been designated as Biosphere Reserve under the Man and Biosphere program. This littoral forest supports a diversity of trees and shrubs adopted to conditions and inundation by high tides. Straddling the rivers Hooghly in the west and Teulia in the east the park has many small rivers, forested islands besides the vast stretch of mangrove swamps