The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sundarbans is the largest single block of tidal halophytic mangrove forest in the world.The Sundarbans covers parts of Bangladesh ( Two-third parts) and the Indian state of West Bengal (remaining one third). The site is a National Park, Tiger Reserve, and a Biosphere Reserve located in the Sundarbans delta in the Indian state of West Bengal. Sundarbans South, East and West are three protected forests in Bangladesh. This region is densely covered by mangrove forests, and is one of the largest reserves for the Bengal tiger.
Sunderbans, the world's largest estuarine forest and delta covered by mangrove forests and vast saline mud flats is situated on the lower end of Gangetic West Bengal. A land of 54 tiny islands, criss-crossed by innumerable tributaries of the Ganges.Sunderban is bound on the west by river Muriganga and on the east by rivers Harinbhahga and Raimangal. Other major rivers flowing through this eco-system are Saptamukhi, Thakurain Matla and Gosaba.Situated in the district of South 24 Parganas,The name Sunderban comes from the Sundari trees that grow in the forests The Sunderbans are home to many exquisite animals and birds and the most famous Royal Bengal Tigers. Covering a vast area of 1,629 sq. km, Sunderban,was declared a national park and a world heritage site. The estuaries support a variety of marine life as well which includes the salt water crocodile and the Olive Ridley turtle. Leopards and fishing cats, barking deer and spotted deer, wild boars and monkeys, reptiles and birds along with the tigers can be spotted here.The mangrove swamps and riverine forests cover over 2,500 sq km in the Ganga delta and spread across to Bangladesh. Sunderban Biosphere Reserve was constituted by Government of India (GOI) in 1989 and it received the recognition of UNESCO under its Man and Biosphere (MAB) Programme in November, 2001. Sunderban is the only mangrove forest in the world which is the home of Tigers.
Take a village walk Go on a cycle trip to Know more about the unique Mangrove Eco System. Enjoy fishing or crab catching expedition on local boat. Take a birding walk around the village. Experience a local cultural programme Bonobibi Yatra.
Netaji Subhas Chandra International Airport (112 km), Kolkata is the nearest mejor airport.RAIL
Canning is nearest railhead (48 km).ROAD
Road transportation is available from Kolkata for Namkhana (105 kms), Sonakhali (100 km), Raidighi (76 km), Canning (64 km), and Najat (92 km), which are all near the Sunderban and have access to the riverine waterways.