Sundarban

The Sundarbans (Bengali: সুন্দরবন, Shundorbôn) is the largest single block of tidal halophytic mangrove forest in the world.The Sunderbans is a UNESCO World Heritage Site covering parts of India and Bangladesh.

The Sundarbans National Park is a National ParkTiger Reserve, and a Biosphere Reserve located in the Sundarbans delta in the Indian state of West Bengal. This region is densely covered by mangrove forests, and is one of the largest reserves for the Bengal tiger.

ROYAL BENGAL TIGER

The name Sundarban can be literally translated as “beautiful forest” in the Bengali language(Shundor, “beautiful” and bon, “forest”). The name may have been derived from the Sundari trees that are found in Sundarbans in large numbers. Alternatively, it has been proposed that the name is a corruption of Samudraban (Bengali: সমুদ্রবন Shomudrobôn “Sea Forest”) or Chandra-bandhe (name of a primitive tribe). But the generally accepted view is the one associated with Sundari trees.

MANGROVE FOREST