Sundarbans National Park is a tiger reserve, national park and UNESCO World Heritage Site and a Biosphere Reserve. It is located in the delta of the Sundarbans of West Bengal state in India. Mangrove forests densely cover the area. In addition, this national park is considered as one of the largest reserves of the Bengal tiger. In addition, the park is also home to a wide variety of reptiles, birds and invertebrate species, such as crocodiles.
The coastal Sundarbans delta, which is located on the mouth of the Bay of India Bengal has a large area of mangrove forests, diverse flora and fauna in its unique ecosystem. It also has a complex hydrogeological and geomorphological and climatic hazards. The coastal ecosystem and the natural environment of this World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve is under constant threat of a physical disaster due to unscientific and excessive human interference. Environmental planning and management for the protection and safekeeping of this unique coastal ecosystem and ecology is immediately required.
There are more than 60 species of plants here have the ability to withstand flooding and saline conditions of estuaries due to the effects of tide. During the month of April to May, Genwa flaming red leaves, crab-like flowers of Kankara as well as the yellow flowers of Khalsi can be seen in full bloom. These are all the main attractions and add beauty to its environment. Trees and plants that are commonly found in the area include the Dhundal, Passur, Sundari, Goran, Genwa and Kankra.
The Sundarbans National Park is home to over 200 species of tigers. Royal Bengal Tigers have developed an outstanding feature of bathing in salt water. These tigers are famous all over the world for its fierceness.
Aside the Royal Bengal tiger, there are also some animals in the area including fishing cats, wild boars, monkeys, foxes and cats of the jungle as well as the common gray mongoose, foxes chital and flying, as well as pangolins.
Lodgings near Sundarbans National Park
Sunder Chital Tourist Lodge. This lodge is located in Sajnekhali. It belongs to the West Bengal Tourism Development Corporation. The lodge has a total of 30 double suites, all with maximum comfort standards. There is space for a package of 700 rupees, which includes a free continental breakfast and a meal. For dormitory room, the initial payment of 250 rupees per night including a free continental breakfast and a full meal. The rooms are not air conditioned, although it has a great atmosphere jungle. The rooms overlook the jungle which makes it exciting and scary all at the same time. This Sundarbans Jungle Camp is located on the island of Bali in the National Park of Sudarbans.
This Sunderban Tiger Camp is located on the island Dayapur National Park Sudarbans. And the only resort approved and recognized by the government in West Bengal. Visitors will have the feeling of big time very close to nature. The surroundings are very pleasant and inviting.