Sundarban National Park, Kolkata
AN ELGIN EXCLUSIVE FEATURE By Aanchal Lulla
Sundarban got its name from the exquisite Sundari trees which are found in abundance throughout the national park. The land of tigers, Sundarban National Park, extends for about 1355 kms serving as a home to a variety of other chief wildlife species apart from the Royal Bengal Tiger such as the Macaques, Indian Grey Mongoose, Leopard Cats, Ridley Sea Turtle, Wild Boar, Jungle Cat, Fox, Flying Fox, Fishing Cats, Chital, Pangolin and many others.
The national park can only be accessed via water. This offers a perfect opportunity to glide through the rivers, spot the wildlife and experience the serenity of the mangroves. An encounter with the vibrant bees and singing birds will surely let your soul and mind rest amid the paradise.
It can be said that each season has its beauty and the Bans are truly exquisite throughout the year, but visiting the Bans during the colder months of October-March will allow you to experience the true beauty of the flora and fauna living amidst the paradise with pleasant weather making the trip a complete success!