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sundarban - Animals/Nature

Ref : TOUR-11/ Sunderbans / W.B

Sunderbans is a marshy mangrove jungle south of Bengal and is the largest
estuarine forest in the world. This dense tropical forest, inhabited by wild animals, is the home of the legendary Royal Bengal Tiger. The wildlife in the Sunderbans includes boars, spotted deer, rhesus monkeys, fishing cats, otters, civets, Salvador lizards, estuarine crocodiles and olive ridley turtles.

There are various embarkation points for the Sunderbans area. Waterways
are the only medium of transportation in the area. Some of the attractions
are-Bhagabatpur Crocodile Project, Sajnekhali Bird Sanctuary, Lothian
Island and Holiday Island, Kalash, Sagar Island and Jambudwip. There are
watchtowers for viewing wildlife at Sajnekhali, Sudhanyakhali and
Netidhopani and Buridhabri.


From Kolkata to Sonakhali or Canning by road. From these points to the
interior of Sunderbans by waterways.

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