Sundarban National Park - Things to Know Before Visiting
Kolkata, West Bengal 743370, India
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About Sundarban National Park
The Sundarbans National Park is a national park, tiger reserve, and biosphere reserve in West Bengal, India. It is part of the Sundarbans on the Ganges Delta, and adjacent to the Sundarban Reserve Forest in Bangladesh. On 4 May 1984 it was declared a national park. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site . It is considered as a World Network of Biosphere Reserve.
Attractions Near Sundarban National Park
The area is mainly mangrove scrub, forest and swamp. It was set up as a sanctuary in 1976. It is home to a rich population of different species of wildlife, such as water fowl, heron, pelican, spotted deer, rhesus macaques, wild boar, tigers, water monitor lizards, fishing cats, otters, Olive ridley turtle, crocodiles, Batagur terrapins, and migratory birds.
This is the royal bath specifically built for Shah Jahan's wife to enjoy a luxurious bath in water constructed during Mughal Period. The Hammam is beautifully decorated with paintings on honey comb work. Even today, the ceiling has many intricate paintings.
A beautiful island near Bakhali. The name, Henry's Island, is derived from a British explorer who arrived on the island back in the 19th century. The place is famous for its tranquillity, its virgin beach and the crabs that thrive on it.
Mousini Island is the example of virgin Islands where most human feet have not left behind their marks yet. It is the perfect amalgamation of peace and beach, sun and sand, sea and rivers. There are several cottages, resorts and all. One can enjoy leisure days here.
Gangasagar or Sagar Island is an island in the Ganges delta, lying on the continental shelf of Bay of Bengal about 100 km south of Kolkata. The island is large with an area of 224.3 kms. Gangasagar is a charming tourist destination, which attracts both pilgrims and adventure lovers.
Also known as Kayal-r Bagan famous for availability of a wide variety of birds, butterflies, ferns, and orchids which is located very close to the metropolis Kolkata. the place is very calm and quiet and nowadays a lot of people come here to wander and explore this place.
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It is the largest district of West Bengal and the sixth most populous district in India.