While cruising through the mangrove forests,you can sight main prey species of the tiger-Fishing Cats, Axis Deer, Wild boar, Rhesus Macaque, Mongooses and the largest estuarine Crocodiles in the world.
Yes !!! In This largest delta and the largest estuarine national park in the world, you will be amazed at the sheer diversity and breathtaking beauty of this Tiger Reserve. The Sundarbans is the largest single block of tidal halophytic mangrove forest in the world. The name Sundarban can be literally translated as "beautiful jungle" or "beautiful forest" in the Bengali language (Sundar, "beautiful" and ban, "forest" or "jungle"). The name may have been derived from the Sundari trees that are found in Sundarbans in large numbers.
A land of 54 tiny islands, crisscrossed by innumerable tributaries of Ganga, that was once infested by Arakanese and Portuguese pirates is now the abode of varied flora & fauna population. An area of 9630 sq. km., where 70 percent is under saline water makes the life of commoners, mostly honey-catchers, prawn-catchers and fishermen, very difficult. This is Sunderbans, the world’s largest estuarine forest.