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Sunderban National Park (West Bengal, India)

Sundarbans National Park is the largest estuarine mangrove forest in the world. It is located 130 km east from the city of Kolkata in the Indian state of West Bengal. The forest is located on the delta formed by the convergence of the mighty Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers and covers a total area of 9630 sq. kms. The terrain comprises mainly of mangrove swamps and estuaries. Sundarbans National Park derives its name from the mangrove tree “Sundari” (Heritiera fomes) that provides valuable fuel to the inhabitants of the area. The park was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985 due to its rich biodiversity and for being home to the largest Tiger reserves in the world. In 1984, Sundarbans was given the status of National Park. Prior to that, it was declared as a Wildlife Sanctuary in 1977. It was designated as the core area of the Sundarbans Tiger Reserve in December, 1973. The mangrove forest is home to a variety of flora and fauna, the most popular one being the Royal Bengal Tiger.
Time: Jul 24, 2021 11:00 AM in India