The crow's feet delta at the estuary of the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers, is the Sunderbans forest, famous as the home of the Royal Bengal Tigers. The world's largest mangrove forests form the core area of this forest stretch. The Sunderbans has its name from the Sundari trees, which grow here in large numbers. The forests of Sunderbans have a high tiger concentration and man-animal conflicts are not rare. However, inspite of such incidents, the narrow waterways, infested with crocodiles and the dense forests have drawn, and still do many an adventurous soul to its interiors. The wildlife resorts in Sunderbans are not therefore very few in numbers, like it once used to be.
Flora and Fauna in Sunderbans:
Fascinating life forms await you in the Sunderbans. In April and May, the flaming red leaves of the Genwa, and the crab like red flowers of the Kankara and the yellow blooms of Khalsi, add to the dazzling display. As you penetrate into the forests of Sunderbans, this fairyland unfolds its mysterious beauty.
The Sunderbans forest has a high tiger population and is home to more than 400 tigers. The Bengal Tigers have adapted themselves very well to the saline and aquatic environs and are extremely good swimmers. The Chital Deer and Rhesus Monkey are seen often. The aqua fauna of Sunderbans include variety of fishes, red Fiddler Crabs and Hermit Crabs.
The crocodiles, can be often seen along the mud banks and the narrow canals. Sunderbans National Park is also noted for its conservation of the Olive Ridley Sea Turtle. There's is an incredible variety of reptiles also found in the Sunderbans, which includes the King Cobra, Rock Python and Water Monitor. The endangered river Terrapin, Batagur Baska is found on the Mechua Beach, while the Barkind Deer is found only in Holiday Island in Sunderbans.
The Wildlife Resorts in Sunderbans:
The Wildlife Resorts in Sunderbans offer comfortable stay in the wilderness. However, while checking into one of the wildlife resorts in Sunderbans you must realize that the resources often have to be brought in from the town far away and might just have to do with what is immediately available. But given the amazing experience promised by the forest, that should not be much of a problem.
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