Sundarbans is the largest mangrove forest in the world. It is a part of the world's largest delta formed by the rivers Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna.
These forests are home of the Royal Bengal Tigers.
The word Sundarbans means beautiful forest.
It is home to large number of Sundari trees and is rich in flora and fauna. It is filled with gushing rivers, springs, creeks, estuaries, mudflats, small islands, salt-tolerant mangrove forests
Sundarbans is declared as a UNESCO heritage site. This famous wildlife sanctuary, has an estimated population of 400 Royal Bengal Tigers and about 30,000 spotted deer and numerous crocodiles.
Sundarbans is shared between India and Bangladesh.
Best Season: The best time to visit Sunderbans is during winters between December and February.although the park is open for longer from September to March.
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The only means of travelling the park is to by boat, down the various lanes formed by the many flowing rivers.
To get close to the Sunderbans national park in India the nearest airport is at Kolkata.
The nearest railway station is Canning Railway station which is located 29 km far from the Gate way of Sundarban (i.e. Godhkhali).
Sundarban National Park is well connected with Kolkata.
From Godhkhali jetty you can reach Sunderbans Islands only by motor boat. This journey would take you down the rivers Hogil, Gomar, Durgaduni and Gumdi in about one and a half hour.