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Adding stuff that was copied to the Calcutta page out of the blue. Potentially useful — Ravikiran 09:53, 7 June 2006 (EDT)

Visit Sunderbans : the Sunderbans.A World Heritage Site with 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 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

  • 4 A/C Luxurious Cottages.
  • 3 Luxurious Cottages.
  • 4 Nos.Four Bed Huts.
  • 4 Nos. Four Bed Swiss Tents.(Cottages,Huts & Swiss Tents are having attached bath).
  • Extra Bed available on request.
  • Insect Repellant supplied.

Purified Drinking Water.

  • Fan & Light in each tent.
  • Hot Water.
  • Bon Fire at evening.
  • Flok Music by local artists.
  • Buffet Lunch/Dinner (cuisine under expert chef).
  • 25 ft. High Watch Tower for observation.
  • Luxury Boat Cruise.
  • Services of trained guide.
  • Exclusive A/C. Conference Hall with available modern amenities like LCD projector,Screen,Address system with Microphones.
  • Member of Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India.

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)

Also, not all districts should be listed here. The state should be divided into regions and the districts should come under the respective region articles. See Maharashtra or Karnataka once again. — Ravikiran 09:39, 16 October 2006 (EDT)
Done, as desired. I hope it is alright. If not, it can always be changed. -- P.K.Niyogi 11:29, 16 October 2006 (EDT)
Looks fine by me. Boy, you worked really hard on that - kudos. WindHorse 11:30, 16 October 2006 (EDT)
West Bengal has approx 30 city articles of which some are empty. Therefore, the present structure with two levels of subregions (regions and districts) does not seem to be necessary. I suggest we increase the number of regions from three to four or five (to ensure that no region has more than nine cities) and then eliminates the district level. Any thoughs on this are most welcome. ClausHansen 09:44, 5 January 2010 (EST)

Research links[edit]

I rolled these extlinks back, but they might be useful for research. --Evan 12:43, 10 December 2006 (EST)