The Sundarbans contain the world's largest mangrove forests and one of the most biologically productive of all natural ecosystems. Located at the mouth of the Ganges and Brahmaputra Rivers between India and Bangladesh, its forest and waterways support a wide range of' fauna including a number of species threatened with extinction. The mangrove habitat supports the single largest population of tigers in the world which have adapted to an almost amphibious life. The mangroves also provide cover for large reptiles such as the Monitor Lizard, Estuarine Crocodile and the Olive Ridley Turtle, the latter the subject of a conservation program in the park. Wildlife viewing safari in Sundarbans is conducted by boat only. The national park remains open from September to May.
How to Reach
Nearest airport: Kolkata is the nearest airport, which is about 112 kms away from the park.
Nearest railway station: Canning is the closest railhead located around 48 kms from the Sundarbans.