Sunderbans National Park in India is one of the world's largest
deltas and the mangrove forest formed by the three rivers- the Ganga, the Brahmaputra and the Meghna extending into Bangladesh.
The Sundarban National Park got its name from the Sundari trees
found here. The Sunderbans Wildlife Sanctuary has a series of
dense forested islands and saline water channels. Sunderbans
houses Royal Bengal Tigers, spotted deers, wild pigs, monkeys,
herons, kingfishers and white-bellied eagles.
The most unique feature of the Sunderbans is the tigers in the park. The
Park is also famous for its conservation of the Ridley Sea
Turtles. The other wild animals found in the Sunderbans National
Park are estuarine terrapins, Olive Ridley turtles, estuarine
crocodiles, Ganges dolphins, water monitors and a wide variety of
birds, fish and crustaceans.
The dominant floral species in the Sunderbans are red flowers of
the Kankara and the yellow blooms of Khalsi. The large floral
population in Sunderbans consists of trees like Genwa, Dhundal,
Passur, Garjan and Kankara. Apart from these trees, the tall and
wide Goran trees cover almost the entire region.
Wildlife in Sunderbans National Park
The Sunderbans forest houses Royal Bengal Tigers in plenty. At the
Sunderbans you are elated to watch Chital Deer and Rhesus Monkey.
The aqua fauna in the park include variety of fishes, red Fiddler
Crabs and Hermit Crabs.
There are crocodiles, which can be often seen along the mud banks.
Sunderbans national park is also noted for its conservation of the
Ridley Sea Turtle. There's is a incredible variety of reptiles
also found in Sunderbans, which includes King Cobra, Rock Python
and Water Monitor. The endangered river Terrapin, Batagur Baska is
found on the Mechua Beach, while the Barkind Deer is found only in
Holiday Island in Sunderbans.
The best time to visit the Sunderbans National
Park is during the months of September and May. One can reach here
by Air, by Rail, By Cruises or by Roads
Attractions in Sunderbans National Park
The Sajnakhali Sanctuary
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