Located in West Bengal, Sundarbans is deltaic region, which has one of the largest mangrove forests in the world. The tourist destination is also UNESCO World Heritage site. One can reach Sunderbans by road from Kolkata in three hours drive. Once you get to Namkhana, a ferry boat will take you to the Sunderbans.
Witness the Mangrove Forest
On your way to the Sundarbans Tiger Reserve, you’ll find the mangrove forest, commonly referred to as the Sunderbans National Park. This region is a delta which is covered with Sundari trees and hence the name.
Home of the Royal Bengal Tigers
One of the major attractions of the Sunderbans is that is it is the home of Royal Bengal Tigers which soon becoming an endangered species. It is estimated that there are only about 400 of these tigers left in this region and their numbers are dwindling.
Other animals which can be found here are the spotted deer, wild boar crocodiles and several migratory birds. The Olive Ridley turtles can also be found there.
There are a lot of budget accommodations and resorts in Sunderbans. One can also stay at a forest camps and lodges or hire a ferry boat and stay at the boat overnight. Most of the resorts and the lodges organize jungle safaris which are a half day trip.