Visit Sunderbans : the Sunderbans.A World Heritage Site with 4268sq.km of mangrove forest,it is the home of the Royal Bengal Tiger,the most majestic animal to roam the forests of the world.The eco-system and boi-diversity of the mystic Sunderbans is enlivened memorably in Amitava Ghosh's celebrated novel,The Hungry Tide. The Sunderbans are part of the world's largest delta formed by the river Ganges,Brahmaputra and Meghna.It gets its name from the typical mangrove tree of the region,called Sundari(beautiful Lady)-the name itself is inspired by the elegant shape of trees. The World Heritage Committee of UNESCO included the Sunderbans in the World Heritage List after a decision taken in its 21st session in December,1997.The Sunderban National Park covers almost 10,000 sq.km. of mangrove forests and water bodies,40% of which lies in West Bengal and the rest in Bangladesh. One third of the Sunderbans is covered by water and the face of the forest is in perpetual flux.During high tide,the jungle isafloat and when the water recedes,the forest floor reveals the myriad facets of its biosphere.It nurtures a unique aquaterrestrial ecosystem where land and water play equal roles in creating and preserving life. The tiger Camp(Luxury in nature's Lap): Located in the heart of the forest at Dayapur Island in Sunderbans,the Tiger Camp offers tourists the unique opportunity to stay in a natural environment while enjoying all the luxuries of civilisation life. Situated in a lush green area just opposite the Tiger Reserve Forest at Sajnekhali,the Camp has 4 AC Cottages,3 Non AC Cottages,4 Huts and Swiss tents each.All the accommodation has attached bathrooms and potable running water.The peace and tranquillity of the Resort provide the ideal retreat from the noise and hectic lifestyle of the cities.The tourists will have three major attraction:The Boat Journey to Sunderban Tiger Camp,Thrilling cruise through the Creeks and The Watch Tower. The Watch Tower:After roaming the forest through the day,the 25 ft Watch Tower is the ideal place for touriests to enjoy the changing face of the forest in the fading light of evening.It is a memorable experience to watch the greenery,the vast stretches of water and the distant skyline while sipping hot cups of tea with your friends and family. The Creeks:There are numerous creeks weaving in and out of the forest and we arrange for an exciting cruise through them in motor propelled boats.The creeks get narrowwr as they enter the dense forests and sometimes,they are quite impregnable.The boat ride is undertaken only at high tide and it covers the wildest areas of the forest where there are high chances of sighting the Royal Bengal Tiger.However,we advise the tourists not to go too close to them. River Journey to Sunderban Tiger Camp:Tourists are picked up from Sonakhali,a point about 95 km from Kolkata,in two 50 seater luxury motor boats.The changing scenery,from the villages of rural Bengal to the dense forests of the Sunderbans sets the stage for a holiday of excitement and discovery.Gradually,the tourists leave the hum drum of city life and enter the world of peace and tranpuillity. Our modern Library will help you to know more about Sunderban and its Flora and Fauna. Facilities:Capacity 50 Guest
Purified Drinking Water.
Contact :Sunderban Tiger Camp 9,Mitter House, 71,Ganesh Chandra Avenue, 2nd Floor, Kolkata-700013
The list of cities is growing enormous. The ideal number on the page should be a maximum of nine, so if anyone has the knowledge of the city and distict relationshhips, it would be helpful if they could place the lesser known cities onto their specific district page - see Karnataka as an example. Thanks. WindHorse 00:17, 16 October 2006 (EDT)
I rolled these extlinks back, but they might be useful for research. --Evan 12:43, 10 December 2006 (EST)