SUNDERBAN NATIONAL PARK
ABOUT SUNDERBAN NATIONAL PARK:
- Famous home of Royal Bengal Tiger, sprawling over an area of 1,330.10 sq. kms.
- Became a part of ‘Project Tiger’, launched in 1972.
- Recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1997.
- A rich variety of animals, like wild boar, fishing cats, otters, civets, rhesus, monkeys and spotted deer.
- Brackish waters are full of aquatic and reptile life forms that include olive ridley sea turtle, hard-shelled batgur terrapin, pythons, king cobra, chequered killback, monitor lizards and salvatorlizards.
- Variety of birds like, heron, egret, cormorant, fishing eagle, white bellied, sea eagle, seagull, tern, kingfisher as well as migratory birds like whimprel, black-tailed godwit, little stint, eastern knot, curlew, sandpiper, golden plover, pintail, white-eyed pochard and whistling teal etc.
- Visit the Sajnakhali Sanctuary for birds.
- A 400 year old temple at Netidhopani.
- Kaikhali Island, a fine picnic site.
- Best time to visit is from September to May.
- During winters the chances of viewing the tiger are better.
For more information visit https://wbtourism.gov.in/destination/place/sundarban