Sunderbans Tiger Reserve

Nature Reserve in Sunderbans Tiger Reserve

The 2585-sq-km Sunderbans Tiger Reserve has 100-plus royal Bengal tigers that lurk in the impenetrable depths of its mangrove forests and swim the delta’s channels. Also dubbed the world’s largest river delta, the ecosystem here stretches along the coast to neighbouring Bangladesh. Other residents of the forest include gangetic dolphins, water monitors, 5m-long saltwater crocodiles and luminiscent kingfishers. The best time to visit is between November and February – the warmer months of March and April are better for tiger spotting.