The Sundarbans National Park is in the West Bengal. This region is densely covered by mangrove forests, and is one of the largest reserves for the Bengal tiger.
Sundarbans National Park is the largest estuarine mangrove forest in the world. Twenty-six of the fifty broad mangrove types found in the world grow well in the Sundarbans. Sundarban is the largest delta in India. The Sundarbans are a part of the world’s largest delta formed by the rivers Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna.
The Sundarbans forest is home to more than 400 tigers. The Royal Bengal Tigers have developed a unique characteristic of swimming in the saline waters, and are world famous for their man-eating tendencies.
How to Reach
By Air: The nearest airport to reach Sunderbans is the Netaji Subhash International Airport in Kolkata, located about 112 kms from the Sunderbans Tiger Reserve. Indian Airlines and a number of private airlines connect Kolkata with the rest of India and major destinations overseas.
By Rail: The nearest railhead from Sunderbans is Canning Port, about 44 kms away. Canning is connected to Kolkata, which has an excellent rail network with all major cities in India.
By Road: National Park can be conveniently approached by road from Kolkata, the nearest town. An excellent network of roadways connects Kolkata with Namkhana, Raidighi, Sonakhali and Najat. From here you can proceed by motorboats through the sanctuary.
The interiors of Sunderbans Tiger Reserve are accessible only through waterways. Regular motorboat services are available to reach Sunderbans from the embarkation points at Namkhana, Raidighi, Sonakhali and Najat.