Sundarbans - The home of The royal Bengal Tiger

Sundarbans - The home of The royal Bengal Tiger

Posted by Marine2Alpine on Saturday, 2nd December 2023.

Sundarbans is a mangrove area located in the delta formed by the confluence of the Ganges, Brahmaputra, and Meghna Rivers in the Bay of Bengal. It is spread across India and Bangladesh and is famous for its unique mangrove forests. The Sundarbans is among the largest active delta regions in the world, measuring about 40,000 sq km.

The Sundarbans is home to the world’s largest area of mangrove forests. The most abundant tree species are sundri (Heritiera fomes) and gewa (Excoecaria agallocha). The forests provide habitat to 453 fauna wildlife, including 290 bird, 120 fish, 42 mammal, 35 reptile, and eight amphibian species.

The Sundarbans is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is protected by the Sundarbans Reserve Forest in Bangladesh and the Sundarbans National Park in India. The Royal Bengal Tiger is the apex predator in the Sundarbans mangrove forest. They play an essential role in maintaining the food chain’s balance in the mangroves. The Sundarbans is home to the largest population of Royal Bengal Tigers in the world, with an estimated 114 tigers in the Indian part of the Sundarbans alone.

In the food chain, the Royal Bengal Tiger is the top most land-based predator in the Sundarbans, Tigers in Sundarbans have adapted to the saline water and are excellent swimmers. They have a variable diet ranging from fish, crabs, and smaller animals to wild boar and cheetal.

The Royal Bengal Tiger is a protected species, and is illegal to hunt or poach them. However, you can visit the Sundarbans to see these majestic creatures in their natural habitat. Here are two ways to see the Royal Bengal Tiger in Sundarbans which are Boat Safari and Trekking. The boat safari is a popular way to explore the mangrove forests and spot tigers in their natural habitat. In other way you can also go trekking in the Sundarbans to explore the mangrove forests and spot tigers in their natural habitat. However, it is essential to follow the guidelines of the Sundarbans National Park and the Sundarbans Reserve Forest while visiting the area. 

The best time to visit Sundarbans is between the months of September and March. The winters are the most pleasant period in the region, with temperatures ranging from 18 degree Celsius to 23 degree Celsius.

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