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Travel Guide of Sundarban National Park

Fast Facts

Area 1,330 sq km (park);2,585 sq km (reserve)
Altitude 0-10 m above sea level
Languages Spoken Bengali, Hindi, English
Annual Mean Rainfall 1,108 mm (Canning)
Maximum Temperature Summer 42°C
Minimum Temperature Winter 9.2°C
State Capital No

The word "Sunderban" is derived from sundari and ban, which, when combined, means "the forests of sundari"-an obvious reference to the large mangrove trees.

The 1,330 sq km area of Sunderbans was established as a National Park on May 4, 1984. The Sunderbans had earlier been designated as a Tiger Reserve in December 1973. After this, a wildlife sanctuary was created in 1977. Best Season, Climate, and Clothing

Due to its proximity to the Bay of Bengal, Sunderban experiences very high humidity. Rainfall is quite heavy during monsoon, which last from mid-June to mid-September. After the monsoons, fair weather prevails until mid-March.

The best season to visit the Sunderban is between December and February.