BNHS Sundarban Camp
January 17-20, 2015: BNHS Sundarban Camp - Land of the Royal Bengal Tiger: Sundarban is located in the delta of the Brahmaputra and Ganga rivers in the Bay of Bengal. One hundred and two islands are situated in this world’s largest river delta.
Approximately 40 per cent of Sundarban is in the Indian state of West Bengal, the rest in Bangladesh. Sundarban is the largest mangrove forest in the world, covering 60 per cent of India’s total mangrove area. Almost 90 per cent of all Indian mangrove species are found here. Of course, the Royal Bengal Tiger is the flagship species of Sundarban, where it roams in the marshy areas and if you are lucky you can see it swimming across the channel.
Moreover, Sundarbans are the best place to see the Saltwater Crocodile and Water Monitor Lizard. With more than 250 bird species found here in winter, this is the perfect time to see migratory birds. One could spot seven species of Kingfishers, including the threatened Brown-winged Kingfisher. Camp fee: Rs. 13,700/- for members, and Rs. 14,900/- for non-members (ex Kolkata). Registration: Hornbill House 22871202 / 22821811 or