Sundarbans National Park

The Sundarbans National Park sits within the larger Sundarban Tiger Reserve, which was created in 1973.  All commercial and tourist activities are banned from the park's core area. A major part of the park's buffer zone consists of the Sajnekhali Wildlife Sanctuary, which is renowned for birdwatching. In addition to tigers, the park is full of reptiles, birds, and other animals such as monkeys, wild boar, and deer.

The name "sundar ban" is translated to mean "beautiful forest".

In 1973 entire land of sundarbans national park was declared tiger reserve, in 1977 wildlife sanctuary and on fourth day of May 1984 as a national park and in 1987 a new lesson was added by UNESCO when they titled it as world heritage site. 

It's spread over approximately 10,000 square kilometres at the mouth of the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers between India and Bangladesh, and bordering the Bay of Bengal. Around 35% of the Sundarbans lies in India.


Park entry fee:

for Indians: ₹ 15

for foreigners: ₹ 150

Video camera fee: ₹ 300 

Boat fee (per day): ₹ 100

Guide Fee: ₹ 200

Best time to visit:

November to February, while the weather is cool and dry.

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