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Sunderbans National Park : EAST INDIA

Inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1987 and the home land of the Royal Bengal Tiger, it is a marshy stretch of land located in the Sunderban Delta of the state of West Bengal in India extending into Bangladesh. It is bordered by the Ganges in the Indian region and the Brahmaputras in the Bangladesh region. The Sundarbans Wildlife Sanctuary, the world's largest estuarine sanctuary is really worth a visit.

Sundarbans National Park has large mangrove forests. The commonly identifiable vegetation that grow in the dense mangrove forests at the Sundarbans are salt water mixed forest, mangrove scrub, brackish water mixed forest, littoral forest, wet forest and wet alluvial grass forests.

Location
South 24 Paragana, Sunderban Delta, West Bengal, India
Nearest Rail Head
Canning
Nearest Airport
Kolkata
Area
1,330.12 sq. km
Vegetation
Salt water mixed forest, mangrove scrub, brackish water mixed forest and wet alluvial grass forest
Established
1984
Major Wildlife Attractions
Bengal Tiger, Fishing Cats, Flying Fox, pangolin, Macaques
Best Time to visit
September till March