Bhagabatpur Crocodile Project

The Sundarbans are the largest littoral mangrove belt in the world, extended 80 km or 50 miles into the Bangladeshi and Indian hinterland from the coast. The Sundarbans has been declared UNESCO World Heritage Site. The forests aren’t just mangrove swamps though, they include some of the last remaining stands of the mighty jungles which once covered the Gangetic plain. The Sundarbans cover an area of 10,500 square kilometer, of which about one-third is covered in water/marsh areas. Since 1966 the Sundarbans have been a wildlife sanctuary, and it is estimated that there are now 400 Royal Bengal tigers and about 30,000 spotted deer in the area. This video features Sudhanyakhali Watchtower in Sundarbans National Park in West Bengal state of India. Sundarbans, the largest mangrove forest in the country spreads over 10, 200 sq. km and is a World Heritage Site. The Bhagabatpur Crocodile Project in the Sundarban has, of late, emerged as an vital tourist destination of the Sundarbans. This is the only crocodile project in West Bengal and is situated adjacent to the Lothian Island and on the bank of the Saptamukhi Estuary.

The dense mangrove forest at the confluence of Saptamukhi river system has immense natural beauty to attract tourist all throughout the year. This hatchery of estuarine crocodile and Batagur Baska species of tortoise in the project has crocodiles of varying ages. It is very well known project. Tourist from differnt country come here to see this project. <\p>

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