The Sundarbans - famous as a sanctuary of the Bengal tiger.

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The Sundarbans It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and famous as a sanctuary of the Bengal tiger.60% of the forest lies in southwestern Bangladesh; the remaining 40% in West Bengal, India. The Sundarbans are the largest littoral mangrove belt in the world, stretching 80 km (50 mi) into the Bangladeshi and Indian hinterland from the coast. The Sundarbans has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The forests aren't just mangrove swamps though, they include some of the last remaining stands of the mighty jungles which once covered the Gangetic plain. The Sundarbans cover an area of 10,500 km2, of which about one-third is covered in water or marsh areas. Since 1966 the Sundarbans have been a wildlife sanctuary, and it is estimated that there are now 400 Royal Bengal tigers and about 30,000 spotted deer in the area.
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You have to rely on boats for visiting the various tourist spots of the Sunderbans. You can also hire your own boat but the charges are pretty steep (₹ 1500-2000 per day). However, in case you wish to move around on your own, make sure to hire a guide or else the boatsmen may take you for a ride (the waterways of the Sunderbans are so similar to one another that even if your boat makes round of the same place, you won't be able to tell the difference without the services of an experienced guide). The Sajnekhali Tiger Reserve (West Bengal, India) is the place from where you can hire a guide. *Hiron Point a beautiful spot, great for spotting tigers and other wildlife *Tin Kona Island another popular spot for wildlife spotting. *Katka a base for safaris, and good spot to see tigers and for bird-watching. *Dublar Char Island it's possible to fish here. *For people visiting the place from India (West Bengal), the following should form a part of the itinerary: *Sudhanyakhali Watch Tower - Most of the tigers are sighted from this tower. Some other wildlife like axis deers and crocodiles may also be seen from this watch tower. *Sajnekhali Watch Tower - Another watch tower that also houses a museum, a Bonobibi Temple and a crocodile park within its premises. *Dobanki Watch Tower *Bhagbatpur crocodile project Buridabri *Netidhopani - It has a temple that’s 400 years old *Kanak - Ideal for viewing the Olive Ridley Turtles *Haliday Island - It is famous for the Barking Deers *Watch towers locations in indian part of Sundarbans
Apart from visiting the tourist destinations, you may also take some time-out to go to a nearby village to see the life-style of the local people and talk to them to have an insight into their lives. While as a tourist you are unlikely to face any danger from the local wildlife, it is wise to be informed that two of the most potentially dangerous animals on Earth reside within the Sundarbans. The Sundarbans is well known as the only place left where Bengal Tigers still hunt and kill humans, and they do it regularly. These victims are always locals who live within the Sundarbans and rely on it for survival, hence there is a "live and let live" policy between man and tiger. Saltwater Crocodiles also inhabit the Sundarbans and are well known to be the largest and (along with the Nile Crocodile) most aggressive reptile on Earth. In the Sundarbans you are unlikely to be in crocodile territory without a large boat, so the risk is minimal.
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While living in the Sundarbans is extremely dangerous, very little risk is posed to the average tourist. Snakes exist, but are primarily either shy or nocturnal, unless you plan on venturing off into the bush alone you don't have much to worry about. Data from different sources, Visitors please update current information's with local and forest people near sundarnban national park.

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