Life In And Around Sunderbans National Park

Life In And Around Sunderbans National Park
Spot extraordinary wildlife at the Sunderbans National Park,

Look beyond the obvious and observe life in and around the region

OT Staff
April 17 , 2019
02 Min Read

The Sunderbans National Park is well renowned for being one of India's premier tiger reserves. A hub for diverse wildlife, there is more than what meets the eye at this destination. Several tribes also occupy some regions within the national park and live out of what the forest provides them. The life in and around the Sunderbans is unique with the locals engaged in a mutually beneficial relationship with their surroundings. If you happen to be in Bengal for Durga Pujo, catch a glimpse of the what life is like deep in the jungle of the Sunderbans National Park.  

A local dresses up for a performance. The Sunderbans National Park is in West Bengal but part of it also crosses over into Bangladesh. The forest is occupied by tribes who have lived here for generations


Crabs are part of the extremely diverse group flora and fauna found at the Sunderbans National Park. The horseshoe crab is a particular highlight of the region

A man captured on camera while fishing. The Sunderbans is home to a group of gypsy fishing families.

The national park bursts with diverse flora and fauna. The mangrove has more than 60 plant species with the flowers in full bloom during the summer months

Honey collectors carry major expectations of their households. Fishermen take these part-time jobs during summer months using their boats to travel from one location to another

A Lesser Adjutant Stork in the Sunderbans. They are particularly found all across Southeast Asia and India. Look for them when you approach large river bodies.

The Sunderban Jungle Camp initiative was started to support conservation efforts and create alternative livelihood measures for the locals within the jungle

Spot tigers at the Sunderbans National Park. Home to more than 400 tigers, the big cats have developed the ability to swim in saline waters. You can find them sunbathing on the riverbanks during the summers if you are lucky

The habitat of the Sunderbans National Park


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