Nestled at the mouth of Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers between India and Bangladesh lies Sundarbans. This large mangrove forest area is home to the Royal Bengal tigers, spotted deers, Olive Ridley sea turtles, Ganges River dolphins and a few other exotic species. A photographer’s delight, this dense forest is one of the best places to spot the wildlife in its natural habitat. Due to its unique biodiversity, it is also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
1. Horseshoe crab, one of the oldest remnants of living organisms on earth
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2. Hisss! It's a Monitor lizard
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3. Rare sight: Turtle on a tree
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4. Cuteness overload: Cotton Pygmy goslings
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5. Ferry boat on its way to Sundarbans
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6. Colourful sight of Sundarbans
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7. Starry sky adding magic to the night
8. This spotted deer believes in 'Daag acche hain'
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Best time to visit Sundarbans
October to February
How to reach Sundarbans
By flight: Nearest Airport, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport (Kolkata). Take a train to Canning (64 kms) from where you can take a motorboat to Sundarbans.
If wilderness excites you, explore India’s biggest crocodile sanctuary where reptiles can be adopted.