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Sundarban Mangrove Forest

About sudarban Sundarban Bhraman

Explore the virgin forests of Sunderbans blessed by nature with a rare beauty. For miles and miles, the lofty treetops form an unbroken canopy, while nearer the ground, works of high and ebb-tide marked on the soil and tree trunks and the many varieties of the natural mangrove forest have much to offer to an inquisitive visitor. No wonder, you may come across a Royal Bengal Tiger swimming across the streams or the crocodiles basking on the river banks.

Our price is based on high quality food and service keeping in mind as Sundarban Forest is a remote place and guests will also accept the Eco tourism concept. Although one of the Islands have received the power connection, but the voltage is very very low to cater modern amenities in all hotels and Resorts. Most of the hotels having Generator facility to give maximum comfort according to their standard. So, guest should be mentally prepared to accept the Eco tourism concept. We have to keep in mind that very basic amenities are available. Hotels are clean & Hygienic with attached toilet. We serve simple hot and hygienic food to our guest during tour as per itinerary. Our tourist boats are also equipped with European/ Indian style toilet, seating area on the upper deck and beds for you to relax on lower deck during cruise at Sundarban.

Conservation History  

The Sundarbans Tiger Reserve, created in 1973, was the part of the then 24-Pargans Division. Subsequently the area comprising of the present tiger reserve was constituted as Reserve Forest in 1978. The total area of the Sunderbans is 9630 sq. km. out of which 4264 sq. km.bears mangrove forest. The area of the Reserve is 2585 sq. km. covering land area of 1600 sq. km. and water body over 985 sq. km. Within this area 1330.12 sq. km. is designated as core area, which was subsequently declared as Sundarban National Park in 1984. An area of 124.40 sq. km. within the core area is preserved as primitive zone to act as gene pool. Within the buffer zone, Sajnekhali Wildlife sanctuary was created in 1976 covering an area of 362.335 sq. km. Considering the importance of the biogeographic region of Bengalian River Forests and its unique biodiversity the National Park area of the Reserve was included in the list of World Heritage Sites in 1985. Whole Sundarbans area was declared as Biosphere Reserve in 1989.


Forest Types
Tidal swamp forests,Saline water type mixed forests ,brackish water type mixed forests palm swamp type

Major Flora
There are 64 plant species in Sundarbans and they have the capacity to withstand estuarine conditions and saline inundation on account of tidal effects.
Main Species
Excaecaria sp., Heritiera sp., Ceriops sp., Phoenix sp., Sonneratia sp., Avicennia sp., Rhizophora sp., Xylocarpus sp., Bruguiera sp. etc.
Major Fauna

Main Species
Tiger, fishing cat, chital, wild boar, water monitor, estuarine crocodile.
Endanger Species
Tiger, Estuarine Crocodile, River Terrapin (Batagur baska), Olive Rid lay Turtle, Gangetic Dolphin, Ground Turtle, Hawks Bill Turtle, King Crabs (Horse shoe)

We are engaged in offering Sundarban National Park Tour Package- offering tours of Sundarbans, Sundarbans Mangrove forest tour , Sundarban Forests Adventure tours in tourist are and buffer area as per choice of tourist with valid permission from Forest department of Govt. of West Bengal. and Sundarbans Bird watching tour.


We organise 1n / 2 days , 2 nights/ 3 days , 3 night / 4 days & 4night/5 days tour as per clients choice able date

Explore the virgin forests of Sunderbans blessed by nature with a rare beauty. For miles and miles, the lofty treetops form an unbroken canopy, while nearer the ground, works of high and ebb-tide marked on the soil and tree trunks and the many varieties of the natural mangrove forest have much to offer to an inquisitive visitor. No wonder, you may come across a Royal Bengal Tiger swimming across the streams or the crocodiles basking on the river banks.

How to reach there :-

By road :- It's only 110 Km/ 2 and ½ hrs drive from Science City Kolkata through Basanti high way.

By train :- Sealdah station to Canning by local train 1 and ½ hrs journey and from there to Godhkahli Jetty by road for 45 minutes journey.

Since the Sundarban reserve forest is amalgam of small islands spread over in 2585 Sq km. out of which 1330 sq Km is Core area and rest 1255 sq Km is Buffer area . In 1976 , 362.34 sq Km identified as a Sajnekhali Reserve forest.

Sajnekhali Watch tower :- it's only 2 hrs cruise from Godhkhali Jetty Via Matla River, which is also having a Forest office from where the West Bengal forest department control the movement of all commercial boat and launches apart from there regular routine work .

Tourist places within Sajnekhali Reserve forest are Pakhiralay , Sajnekhali , Sudhanyakhali watch tower ,Pirkhali ,Panchamukhi and Dobanki watch tower along with adventures Island cruise inside the narrow creeks by boat.

Tourist places in Buffer area :- Netidhopani & Buri dabri , Jhinga khali and Bagna Forest.

Sunderban spreads over 54 islands and two countries (India's West Bengal and Bangladesh) and is part of the world's largest delta region. The core area is 1330 sq. kms and is a national forest and UNESCO world heritage site

Sundarban is famus for Royal Bengal Tiger. It is the largest Mangrov forest in world.

Local Life

Around 5000 local fisher men are dependent on this salty water of Sundarban. They can catch fish only in buffered area and with the permission of the authority. Similarly honey hunting is allowed in the buffer zone only during the months of April and May.

Administrative boundary of the Sundarban is spread over two districts i.e. North 24-Parganas and South 24-Parganas, covering 19 blocks as under:

The extent of mangrove Reserve Forests in Indian Sundarban is around 4260 sq km, out of which 55% is under land vegetation cover and balance 45% is under water body/ inter-tidal zone. Nearly 40% of the Reserve Forest area has been brought under Protected Area (PA) network, as follows:-

• Area of Sundarban National Park = 1330 sq km

• Area of Sajnekhali Wildlife Sanctuary = 362 sq km

• Area of Lothian Wildlife Sanctuary = 38 sq km

• Area of Haliday Wildlife Sanctuary = 6 sq km

 

Flora & Fauna

FLORA & FAUNA OF SUNDARBAN - Sundarbans mostly comprises of mangrove forests. Mangroves re salt talarent plants.Sundarbans are the largest mangroves reserve in the world. There are more than 80 species of mangrove in sundarbans including the mangrove associates & mangrove species.

Sundarban has rich faunal diversity.sundarban is rich in wildlife.it is mainly because of forests of sundarban is protected by the government.

The sundarban has provide ideal habitat to a number of species. Some of important animals of sundarbans are listed below:

* Bengal Tiger: The Bengal Tiger is the national animal of India. The Sundarban is the single largest home of the Bengal Tiger. At present there are about 250-300 tigers in Sunder ban. The Sunderban tiger preys mainly or cheetal or spotted dear,wild bear,goats & livestock.

* Jungle cat

* Leopard cat

* King cobra

* Cheetal