The Sundarbans (Bengali: সুন্দরবন, Shundorbôn) is a natural region in Bengal. It is the largest single block of tidal halophytic mangrove forest in the world.The Sundarbans covers approximately 10,000 square kilometres (3,900 sq mi) of which 60 percent is in Bangladesh with the remainder in India. The Sundarbans is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Sundarbans National Park is a National Park, Tiger Reserve, and a Biosphere Reserve located in the Sundarbans delta in the Indian state of West Bengal. Sundarbans South, East and West are three protected forests in Bangladesh. This region is densely covered by mangrove forests, and is one of the largest reserves for the Bengal tiger.
Local trains to Canning are available from Sealdah (South) at regular intervals and takes about 1 and ½ hours. Local shared vans are available from Canning to Godhkhali Jetty, the starting point of your boat journey to the Sundabans.
Sundarbans is about 110 kms from Kolkata. Road transportation is also available from Kolkata for Namkhana (105 km), Sonakhali (100 km), Raidighi (76 km), Canning (64 km), and Najat (92 km), which are all near the Sunderbans and have access to the riverine waterways.