SUNDERBANS NATIONAL PARK

Sunderbans one of the UNESCO world heritage site is the world's largest estuarine forest and delta covered by mangrove forests and vast saline mud flats is situated on the lower end of Gangetic West Bengal. A land of 54 tiny islands, criss-crossed by innumerable tributaries of the Ganges that was once infested by Arakanese and Portuguese pirates is now the abode of varied flora & fauna population.

Unlike other wildlife parks, where roads, jeeps & guides provide a semblance of control, here visitors will find themselves holding their breath and stiffening to a state of alertness as their boats glide through the creeks and rivulets, bordered with primeval mangrove forest sheltering the most unimaginable dangers in its impenetrable undergrowth. A unique region where there are no borders to divide fresh from saline water, river from sea. Sunderbans Tiger Reserve was constituted by Project Tiger scheme, in 1973. Sunderbans is the only mangrove forest in the world, which is the home of Tigers.

LOCATIONACTIVITIESHABITATS
West Bengal
Game viewing by boat and watch towers.
Bengal Tiger, Jungle Cat, Leopard Cat, Fishing Cat, Wild Boar, Chital, Common Otter, Estuarine Crocodile, Water Monitor Lizard, Cobra, Common Krait, Black Capped Kingfisher, Goliath Heron, Lesser Adjutant Stork, Bramhiny Kite etc.

Accommodation

Sunderbans Tiger Camp

An Eco friendly camp ideally located to experience the wild life of this mangrove forest.
It offers the range of choice in accommodation include Tents, Bamboo Huts, Deluxe Mud Cottages and Executive rooms. The designs and architecture is inspired local art, culture and history. The interiors are hand painted by local artist depicting Sunderbans wild life.
The accommodations areoverlooking the garden or water body. The quality of accommodation varies from basic to first class.
The restaurant serves Indian, Chinese and local cuisines. It also features a Bar.

Tora Eco Resort & Experience Centre

TORA is a community-based tourism project. This eco resort & life experience center surrounded by paddy fields and fishing pond overlooking the sanctuary.The resort is partially powered by solar energy with safe drinking water.
It offers 6 ethnic mud cottages made from locally available material in rural style of architecture. Being the non air-conditioned the cottages are designed to allow plenty of fresh air and ventilation. The thatched roof and mud plaster keeps them cool.
The dining overlooking the fishing pond offers and Indian and local Bengali cuisines.

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