Sundarban Tiger Reserve is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sundarbans National Park, the largest estuary mangrove forest in the world, in West Bengal, India.
Sundarban Tiger Reserve is situated on the Sundarbans, part of the Ganges Delta, which is famous for its mangrove forests. Sundarbans is home to a large species of birds, invertebrate species and reptiles, including the salt water crocodiles.
Sundarbans National Park is the core area of Sundarban Tiger Reserve which is home to around 400 Royal Bengal tigers. This National park is also a wildlife sanctuary. Some of the Vulnerable and Endangered species inside the Wildlife sanctuary includes Ganges River dolphin, olive ridley sea turtle, Royal Bengal tiger, saltwater crocodile, and mangrove horseshoe crab.
Hawksbill sea turtle and river terrapin are two a critically endangered species inside the National park.
There are 54 islands inside the Sundarbans National Park. Seven main rivers including River Ganges, flows through this estuary. The water level at some places goes up to 500 meters.
Sundari Trees is the name of the Mangrove variant found in the Sundarbans National Park. Boat safari tickets are available with the West Bengal Tourism Development Corporation counter inside the park.
How Do I Go to Sundarban Tiger Reserve inside the Sundarban National Park?
Sundarban Tiger Reserve is connected to the kolkata – Basanti Highway. The main entrance to the Tiger reserve is at a distance of around 29 kilometers from Canning Railway station, the nearest railway station. The nearest airport to the Wildlife sanctuary; Netaji Subash Chandra Bose Airport alias Dum Dum Airport at Kolkata; is at around 140 kilometers distance from the Sundarban Tiger Reserve cum wildlife sanctuary cum national park.