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Sundarbans is the most intriguing wilderness of the world. A paradise of nature lovers this mangrove forest covers an area of 4264 sq. km and is located in one of the largest deltaic region of the world. Sunderbans was declared a National Park in 1984 and as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO way back in 1997.

As you enter the adventurous wild land of the Sundarbans, you'll be thrilled to see the Crocodiles, Spotted Deer, Gigantic Dolphin, Wild Bear, Fishing Cat, Water Monitor, Marine Turtle, Red Hermit Crab, Egrets, Kingfishers, Open Billed Stork, Heron, Tiger Prawn, Marine & estuarine Fish and many more. A very lucky visitor might see a Royal Bengal Tiger, the prime attraction of the delta forest. Sundarbans, which owes its name to ‘Sundari’ trees, is home to 70 percent of all species of mangrove in the world. Around 84 species of flora are found in the mangrove forest, including Ganrjan, Genwa, Dhundal, Passur and Kankra.
The Ganges and the Brahmaputra form this alluvial archipelago of 54 islands watered by the Bay of Bengal. The Gosaba, Sandeshkali and Basanti islands form the northern boundary of the Sundarbans with the sea in the South. The western boundary is formed by the Matla and Bidya Rivers and to the East is the international boundary of Bangladesh. The entire delta is criss-crossed by innumerable rivers and water channels all emptying into the Bay of Bengal. Tides wash in and out of these dense forests and vast saline mud flats cover the area. The major rivers flowing through Indian Sundarbans are Matla, Bidyadhari, Saptamukhi, Guasabha, Thakuran, Raimongal and Ichamati.

Sunderbans is the home of man-eating tigers, estuarine crocodiles, sharks, and poisonous snakes Man fights for survival in great numbers by living off nature's bounty by accepting and fighting against these odds. These evergreen mangrove forests pulsate with myriad forms of life, Honey collectors, fisherman, woodcutters and other folks will be the added attraction to the tourists.