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National Parks in West Bengal

West Bengal lies on the eastern coast of India, It is home to a rich and bewildering variety of wildlife. From the famous Royal Bengal tiger that stalks its prey with legendary cunningness in the Gangetic delta, to the one-horned Indian Rhinoceros and the leopard lurking in the foothills of the Himalayas, West Bengal boasts an amazing array of flora and fauna that rivals the finest such collection of species anywhere in the world. Below is the details of sunderban national park in West Bengal.


Sunderban National Park

 



Sunderban National Park

Some believe that the name Sunderbans is derived from 'Sundri' - a plant found in the local mangroves - and 'bans'meaning forest. Others believe the name means 'beautiful forest' ('sunder' = beautiful, and 'bans' = forest). The Sunderbans, extending over an area of 1,000,000 hectares.

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