SUNDARBANS – The Largest Mangrove forest in the World
The Sundarban Mangrove is the largest protected area and is spread over an area of over 4200 square kilometres. This reserve protects many Indian tigers, which are among the most endangered species in the world. If you are lucky, you will be able to get a glimpse of these powerful animals who have adapted themselves to the environment in the Sundarbans and its salt water. Apart from this, Chetal deer and rhesus monkeys are also present in Sundarban with 250 odd tigers. Beware though, the Sundarban are also home to deadly species of snakes such as king cobras and water monitors.
Most photographers at one time of their lives must have lived here in the Sundarban National Park, where there are a variety of unique bird species such as masked fintoot, mangrove gall and mangrove whistler. There are various types of trees in this area like Sundari and Golpatta. In the early 1900s, David Prine Salt Biologists discovered more than 330 plant species in the Sundarban.
Places to Stay
MB Sundari is a temporary floating house found here for hire. It is difficult to get it because the booking is always full but if you get a chance it will change your attitude towards Sundarbans. MB Sundari can easily live in a family of 8 with many bedrooms and bathrooms. This is compared to luxury boats from Kerala and other places in India. Or you can book some good resort by visiting www.wbtourismgov.in
The Sundarban is a good place for both families and couples. The atmosphere here is very romantic if you hire River Dhow. Flowing in tributaries and streams, you will not find many famous international destinations, which would not be wrong to compare with Amazon.
How to reach Sundarban
The Sundarbans are easily connected to major destinations via rail and bus.Sundarbans can be reached by driving from Kolkata. Tourists usually visit Sundarban during day time as it is not possible to stay here overnight. Regular car and bus services are available from Kolkata to Sundarbans.The local restaurants and rest houses here serve delicious local food and some very satisfying seafood.
Scientists have expressed concern over the climate change of the Sundarban. Sundarban’s Weather is divided into summer, rain and winter.
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