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A village in the 24 Parganas of Canning, this is also the gateway to the beauiful Sunderbans. This village has a block development office, a panchayat and a community block. Gosaba is also an island which was bought by a British officer many years ago as a part of a group pf islands he bought from a local zamindar. This place is rich in flora and fauna and especially tall trees of wood. Fishing is the main occupation here and the fishermen work here in the mouth of danger everyday.

Sundarban National Park - Gosaba

Sunderbans National Park, the land where entire wildlife embroidered to the perfection, is situated in South 24 Parganas at the most charismatic location of Sundarban delta which is largest delta of the world. In 1973 entire land of sundarbans national park was declared tiger reserve, in 1977 wildlife sanctuary and on fourth day of May 1984 as a national park and in 1987 a new lesson was added by UNESCO when they titled it as world heritage site. The national park is a mazy network of tiny islands, mudflats and tidal waterways which present a very good example of a natural awe-inspiring scenery. Sunderban consists an area of about 4100 sq kilometers out of which around 1700 sq kilometers are river, canals or creeks. The area is not only known for natural scenery and tiger it’s also abode of wide range of fauna and flora including 58 species of mammals, 55 species of reptiles and around 250 species of birds.
Vikas Acharyaa

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Being in the unparalleled mangrove forests of the Sunderbans is an attraction in itself. Besides, there are numerous animals to sight, including spotted deer (chital), dolphins, birds, the Bengal monitor (or common Indian monitor) lizard, jungle cats, wild boars, mongooses, foxes, pangolin, the famed estuarine crocodiles and, of course, the incomparable Bengal Tiger, to name a few
The Compulsive Traveller

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Sunderbans - Gosaba

The largest estuarine forests and delta covered mangroves of the whole world, Sunderbans is a place where a number of islands criss- cross along with the many branches of the River Ganga. The rivers that surround this place are the Muriganga, Haribhaga, Raimahal, Thakurain Matla, Saptamukhi, and Gosaba. This is a part of a tiger Reserve as well as a famous National Park. Unlike all other national parks, this place is not motorable and thus cars or any other vehicle of that matter cannot enter these sticky impenetrable marshes. Most of the area is also inaccessible due to the fear of animals which cannot be seen from a distance. The crocodiles and Royal Bengal Tigers are the most important animals here. You can catch a glimpse of these from a watch tower which has to be reached along a fenced part of the park. The other animals which are found here are Jungle Cats, Fishing Cats, Axis Deer, Wild Boar, Rhesus Monkeys, Mongooses and the largest Estuarine Crocodiles in the world. Birds over here include Heron, Egret, Cormorant, Fishing Engle, White Bellied Sea Eagle, Seagul, Tern, Kingfisher as well as migratory birds like Whimprel, Black-tailed Godwit, Little Stint, Eastern Knot, Curlew, Sandpiper, Golden Plover, Pintail, White-eyed Pochard and also Whistling teal. The Sundari is the main tree and is known for the wood. Talking about spirituality, the people here belive in the Forest Goddess known as Bon Bibi, Shiva's Crocodile and also Kapil, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. The main occupation of people here are fishing, collecting honey, poaching and wood cutting.
The Sunderbans literally translated to "the beautiful forest" referring to the mangrove trees that grow in the region- one of the reasons that makes this place famous. It is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. But it is most famous for the tigers that inhabit the forest, and many travelers have returned time and again to catch a glimpse of this 'royal' predator. But they say that people who have spent the whole of their lives in the Sunderbans have taken their last breath without ever having seen a tiger. Therefore, be realistic about your chances, and consider yourself to be very lucky if you do get to see one. But as you take a ride on a boat along the river, you are sure to see some deer on the bank, or perhaps a crocodile resting in the sun, their scales glistening in the light. But what the Sunderbans should be famous for today is not its mangrove forest, nor its tigers, not its National Park or reserves or sanctuaries- but for the heart of its people that makes the Sunderbans what it is- a survivor. Cyclones and tidal waves have ravaged this delta region- taken away land and lives. But the Sunderbans are fighting back. Remember that fighting spirit and be careful to not do anything to damage the process of regeneration and rebuilding. Contribute towards it.
Sarbajaya Bhattacharya

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The mangrove forests of India. Long neglected by tourists and the government of west bengal, this has now become one of the best weekend getaways you can have if you stay at kolkata. Adventure, nature, sea food, boat rides all thrown in together.
Muktadhara Ray

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Sundarbans National Park - Gosaba

The Sundarban National Park is a very popular National Park, Tiger Reserve, and a Biosphere Reserve in West Bengal, India. It is a part of the Sundarban on the Ganges Delta, and near to the Sundarban Reserve Forest in Bangladesh. The delta is thickly secured by mangrove timberlands, and is one of the biggest reserve for the Bengal tiger. The Directorate of Forest is in charge of the organization and administration of Sundarban. The recreation center is comprised of 54 little islands and is crisscrossed by a few tributaries of the Ganges. There are seven primary waterways and endless watercourses framing a system of channels at this estuarine delta. The main method for venturing to every part of the recreation center is to by water vessels and boats, down the different paths shaped by the numerous streaming waterways. Nearby water crafts or vessels worked by the West Bengal Tourism Development Corporation. Sundarban National Park is all around joined with kolkata Basanti High way.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Indian Sunderbans forms the largest Tiger Reserve. The Sunderban National Park is a National Park, Tiger Reserve, and a Biosphere Reserve in West Bengal. It is also the largest mangrove forests in the world. It is also home to variety of birds, reptile and invertebrate species.
Nancy Nance

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Sunderban - Gosaba

This is the largest estuarine wetland of the country and also encompasses a national park. This is the confluence point of a number of islands which are a part of the various branches and tributaries of River Ganga which flow along this place. The rivers which you will be able to see here are the Muriganga, Gosaba, Haribhaga, Raimahal, Saptamukhi and the Thakurain Matla. talking about wildlife there are many types of reptiles and animals here and the most famous are the Sunderban Crocodiles and the Royal Bengal Tigers. The Sundari Tree is the main tree over here and this is from here a lot of wood comes. Mangrove marshes and bogs are the main type of vegetation here. Fishermen work here in spite of the risky conditions which prevail here.
Sunderbans, where the land meets the sea. Located at the tip of West Bengal lies a stretch of immensely thick, impregnable mangrove forest. The mangrove forest are a lot more fascinating than their pictures. To see it for the first time is a superb experience in itself. It is a UNESCO world heritage site forming the largest Tiger Reserve and National Park in India. Though the Sunderbans is home for more than 250 tigers, for me, going to the Sunderbans was less about seeing the tiger, and more about the learning the biodiversity of the area, preserving it for the coming generations, and respecting the lives and livelihoods of the local community. We were actually able to s-l-o-w down a bit, and enjoy those things that we never had the time for.
Rohan Pratap Dash

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Sunderbans National Park - Gosaba

This is the major portion of the Sunderban area and also a place known as a matter of pride for bengal. Development and modernism have still not reached this area and much of the place is devoid of even electricity supply. This is a national Park without anyone declaring the fact. The world famous Royal Bengal Tigers are mostly found only over here. The other migratory birds and trees look beautiful too. The best part is the adventure factor over here. This is because not a single vehicle is allowed inside this area and you just have to carry on your feet. Even the watchtowers have to be reached by foot and from here you can enjoy the views of the surroundings and the sight of migratory birds.
This is one of a kind experience.Though you can't enter this magnificent forests but just a close view will definitely go into your scrap book!
Tejasvini Viraj

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