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    Sunderbans National Park, ( West Bengal ) - A World Heritage Site

Sunderbans National Park in India is one of the world's largest deltas and the mangrove forest formed by the three rivers- the Ganga, the Brahmaputra and the Meghna extending into Bangladesh. The Sundarban National Park got its name from the Sundari trees found here. The Sunderbans Wildlife Sanctuary has a series of dense forested islands and saline water channels. Sunderbans houses Royal Bengal Tigers, spotted deers, wild pigs, monkeys, herons, kingfishers and white-bellied eagles.

The most unique feature of the Sunderbans is the tigers in the park. The Park is also famous for its conservation of the Ridley Sea Turtles. The other wild animals found in the Sunderbans National Park are estuarine terrapins, Olive Ridley turtles, estuarine crocodiles, Ganges dolphins, water monitors and a wide variety of birds, fish and crustaceans.

The dominant floral species in the Sunderbans are red flowers of the Kankara and the yellow blooms of Khalsi. The large floral population in Sunderbans consists of trees like Genwa, Dhundal, Passur, Garjan and Kankara. Apart from these trees, the tall and wide Goran trees cover almost the entire region.

Wildlife in Sunderbans National Park

The Sunderbans forest houses Royal Bengal Tigers in plenty. At the Sunderbans you are elated to watch Chital Deer and Rhesus Monkey. The aqua fauna in the park include variety of fishes, red Fiddler Crabs and Hermit Crabs.

There are crocodiles, which can be often seen along the mud banks. Sunderbans national park is also noted for its conservation of the Ridley Sea Turtle. There's is a incredible variety of reptiles also found in Sunderbans, which includes King Cobra, Rock Python and Water Monitor. The endangered river Terrapin, Batagur Baska is found on the Mechua Beach, while the Barkind Deer is found only in Holiday Island in Sunderbans.

The best time to visit the Sunderbans National Park is during the months of September and May. One can reach here by Air, by Rail, By Cruises or by Roads

Attractions in Sunderbans National Park

The Sajnakhali Sanctuary
Holiday Island

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