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About Sundarbans/Sunderbans National Park
 
Sundarbans, the land of boundless beauty and magnificent landscapes named after the ubiquitous Sundari trees which were found there in large numbers, is the largest single block of tidal halophytic mangrove forest in the world and has the honour of being a UNESCO World Heritage Site & a Biosphere Reserve. 
 
The Sunderban forest covers around 10,000 sq.km of which a major portion is in Bangladesh, while the Indian portion is estimated at around 4264 square km. The Sundarbans National Park still remains an enigma for all nature lovers who want to visit it at least once in their life time.
 
Apart from being a unique largest mangrove ecosystem of the world, the Sundarbans has the world’s largest deltaic mangrove forests and is also home to one of India’s most iconic wildlife species – the Royal Bengal Tiger.
 
Formed by the confluence of the mighty rivers – the Ganges, the Brahmaputra and the Meghna – the Sunderbans are a part of the world's largest delta situated on the lower end of the Gangetic West Bengal.

It is also the world’s largest estuarine forest crisscrossed by hundreds of creeks and tributaries, intersected by a network of tidal waterways, small islands of salt-tolerant mangrove forests and mudflats. The interconnected network of waterways makes almost every nook and corner of the forest accessible by boats or rafts making it one of the most attractive and alluring places on earth and an undiscovered paradise. Such is its beauty that it was among the top 10 finalist of the "new7wonders of the world".

Sight-seeing is one of the most common tourist activity as it provides an opportunity to locate and spot rare species of animals & birds in a natural and an unhindered environment. Unlike other forest Safaris,the Sunderbans Safari is unique in the sense that here you spot animals and birds while cruising through the narrow creeks and estuaries. There are no jeep Safaries like other Wild life sanctuaries and National Reserves in India.
 
There are several watch towers, where you can glimpse the wildlife in all its glory. Notable among them are Sajnekhali Watch Tower, Sudhanyakhali Watch Tower, the Watch Tower at Dobanki, Netidhopani, Burirdabri, Bonie Camp and Jhingakhali.
 
Besides these watchtowers and narrow creeks one should not miss out the Mudflats at Chargheri Char. The mudflat at Chargheri Char, during low tide resembles a sea Beach. Here, you can frolic in the water and even take a mud bath apart from enjoying walking in the mud, if you so desire. If you are lucky, you may see small Octopus, Sea anemone as well as jelly fish. It is also the home of the endangered species, the Horse Shoe Crabs.

 

Sundarban - Places to visit

 
 
Mangrove Interpretation centre

Sajnekhali Watch Tower

Sudhanyakhali Watch Tower

Sudhanyakhali Watch Tower

Burir Dabri Watch tower

Buridabri Watch Tower

Netidhopani Watch Tower

Neti Dhopani Watch Tower

 

Dobanki Watch Tower

Do Banki Watch Tower

Bonnie Camp

Bonie Camp

Jhingekhali Watchtower

Jhingekhali Watch Tower

Chargheri Char

Char Gheri Char

 
 
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