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Sundarbans National Park

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Travel Guide Asia India West Bengal Sundarbans National Park

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Introduction

The Sundarbans National Park is a National Park, Tiger Reserve, and a Biosphere Reserve in West Bengal, India. It is part of the Sundarban on the Ganges Delta, and adjacent to the Sundarban Reserve Forest in Bangladesh. The delta is densely covered by mangrove forests, and is one of the largest reserves for the Bengal tiger. It is also home to a variety of bird, reptile and invertebrate species, including the salt-water crocodile. The present Sundarban National Park was declared as the core area of Sundarban Tiger Reserve in 1973 and a wildlife sanctuary in 1977. On 4 May 1984 it was declared a National Park.

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Geography

Sundarbans National Park is located in between 21° 432' – 21° 55' N latitude and between 88° 42' – 89° 04' E longitude. The average altitude of the park is 7.5 m above sea level. The park is made up of 54 small islands and is crisscrossed by several tributaries of the Ganges.

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Getting There

By Plane

Sundarbans National Park is located 140 kilometres from Kolkata Airport.

By Train

The nearest Railway station of Sundarban National Park is Canning Railway station which is located 29 kilometres away from the gateway of Sundarban (i.e. Godhkhali).

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