Sundarbans is the largest literal mangrove belt in the world, extending 80 kilometers (50 miles) from the coast to the Bangladeshi and Indian coastal areas It has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The forests are not just mangrove wetlands, they have a few stands at the end of the mighty forest that was once the Gangetic plain. It covers an area of 10,500 sq km, of which about one-third is covered by water / waterlogged areas. It has been a wildlife sanctuary since 1966, and it is estimated that there are now 400 Royal Bengal tigers and about 30,000 spotted deer in the area.
The Royal Bengal Tigers are the original drawing, but you will see saltwater crocodiles, various primates, leopards, king cobras and Indian cobras.
The Sundarbans are home to many species of birds, mammals, insects, reptiles and fish More than 120 species of fish and 260 species of birds have been recorded in the Sundarbans. Gangetic river dolphins (Platanias gazeticus) are common on rivers. Less than 50 species of reptiles and eight species of amphibians are known to have evolved. The Sundarbans now support the only estuarine or salt-water crocodile (Crocodiles parasite) population in Bangladesh, and this population is estimated to be less than two hundred people.
Stay safe: Although as a tourist you are unlikely to face any risk to the local wildlife, it is wise to inform you that the two most endangered species in the world live in the Sundarbans. The Sundarbans is well known as the only remaining place where Bengal Tigers still hunt and kill people and they do it regularly. That being said, these victims are always locals who live inside the Sundarbans and depend on it for survival, so there is a “live and live” principle between humans and tigers. Saltwater crocodiles also live in the Sundarbans and are well known as the largest and most aggressive reptiles in the world (including the blue crocodile). In the Sundarbans, you are unlikely to be in a crocodile area without a big boat, so the risk is also low. As you can see, living in the Sundarbans is extremely dangerous, with a very low risk for the average tourist. Snakes exist but are primarily shy or nocturnal, unless you plan to jump into the bushes alone, you don’t need to worry too much.