The Sundarbans mangrove forest is one of the largest mangrove forests in the world. This forest located on the rivers of the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna on the Bay of Bengal. The area is traversed by a composite network of tidal waterways, mudflats. The area is known for its broad span of fauna, including 260 bird species, the Bengal tiger and other endangered like Indian python and the seashore crocodile.
UNESCO heritage site:
The meaning of Sundarbans is a beautiful forest. It has been declared as UNESCO heritage site. This forest has a silent charm that manages to amaze one with the clarity and lack of pretension and breathtaking flora and fauna. A large number of Sundari trees are present in this forest.
The manifest of Sundarbans not suitable for cultivation regions with its twisty springs, rivers, creeks and discharge. It is a declared Tiger Reserve, home to the Royal Bengal Tiger- an almost extinct species who swim in the saline water and are often man-eating diversity.
Sundarban National Park:
Sunderbans national parks have been combined together as they all share the usual characteristic of the mangrove water ecosystem. The popular attraction in Sundarbans is the tiger and the reptiles like Lizard, Olive turtle, tidewater Crocodile and there is a protection programme in the Indian park. Some animals are locally extinct in the recent decades are the Leopard, Indian Rhinoceros, Javan Rhinoceros.
The foremost time to visit is during winters seasons between December to February. Although the Sunderbans is open for prolonged from September to March. This is the best duration when the notable migratory birds are also present here.
What to expect:
Brace yourself for a memorable exploit as you rent through the small tidal watercourse in a boat, among the thick forest. You are certain to grasp glance of crocodiles tan themselves in the mucky banks, dappled deer, olive turtles, dolphins, various kind of birds, you might even have come into communication with the fearsome and awesome Royal Bengal tiger!
If we think about the short-term benefits we get from developing the mangrove areas rather than thinking about the long-term gains through conservation, things would be out of control. If we do not protect this wetland ecosystem created for us they would not be in any position to protect and help us.